Chelsea scored two away goals in a win over FC Porto to take a decisive upper hand in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.
Mason Mount put Chelsea in front just after 30 minutes in a balanced first half for both teams when he beat Porto keeper Agustín Marchesín with a low line drive at the far post to catapult his team to a 1-0 lead.
Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud replaced Timo Werner and Kai Havertz at the 65-minute mark as Thomas Tuchel’s side looked for a second away goal.
Pulisic hit the cross bar minutes before Ben Chilwell pounced on a poor trap by Jesus Corona, charged into the box and rounded the keeper to tap it in for Chelsea’s second goal of the night.
Chelsea kept their third consecutive clean sheet in UCL play with the win, having not allowed a goal in the last 346 minutes of European competition since a 24th minute strike by Krasnodar in the group stage.
The two teams meet again at Stamford Bridge on April 13 for the decisive second leg and a spot in the UCL semifinals.