The Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has said that the save made by the goalkeeper Petr Cech was extremely crucial in the 4-0 win over the Danish club FC Nordsjaelland in the Champions League. Chelsea were looking to get their first away win in the European competition after a long time.
They were facing the Danish champions FC Nordsjaelland, who were taking part in their inaugural Champions League campaign. Despite facing a relatively new comer, Chelsea struggled for most of the match after taking the lead through the Spaniard Juan Mata. Even though they created many chances, they were unable to finish them.
On the other end, FC Nordsjaelland created a number of chances and could have scored easily had it not been for the performance of the goalkeeper Petr Cech. After the match, the Chelsea manager hailed the Czech goalkeeper by saying that he was extremely crucial in the victory. The 30-year-old goalkeeper was also one of the major factors in Chelsea winning the Champions League title last season. Chelsea were coming into this match on the back of the 2-2 draw against Juventus in the first group match, and they needed to take all three points in order to top the group.
“We were looking for that second goal to close the game off. They had one good chance with Petr’s crucial save, and a couple of half-decent chances. We expected a difficult game and that’s exactly how it turned out to be. We were a bit slow out of the blocks, even if we had chances to score. We scored one and had a couple of other chances,” said the manager after the match. As a result of this victory and the draw for Shakhtar Donetsk and Juventus, Chelsea are now top of their Champions League group.