Chelsea 6 – 0 FK Qarabag – Davide Zappacosta’s cross caught Qarabag keeper Ibrahim Sehic out, Davide Zappacosta scored a spectacular goal and Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea equalled their biggest Champions League win with a thrashing of competition debutants Qarabag.
The Blues are making their return to European competition having failed to qualify last season – rested several first-team players for the visit of the Azerbaijani champions, but still won with ease.
Pedro opened the scoring with a 20-yard curler from Willian’s lay-off. Italy right-back Zappacosta, on his first Blues start, ran 50 yards down the right wing, before sending over a cross that flew past Ibrahim Sehic.
Cesar Azpilicueta headed home a third after the break from Cesc Fabregas’ cross.
Willian hit the crossbar, and substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko scored his first Blues goal with a deflected shot from close range.
Batshuayi then scored twice in the final 15 minutes – firing in from outside the box after being picked out in space by Bakayoko and then scrambling home Zappacosta’s cross.
Chelsea 6 – 0 FK Qarabag | UEFA Champions League – Match Highlights
- 5′ 1 – 0 Pedro strikes early to open the scoring and hands an early lead to Chelsea with a 20-yard curler from Willian’s lay-off.
- 30′ 2 – 0 Davide Zappacosta scores and strengthen Chelsea’s lead with a right footed shot from long range on the right to the high
centre of the goal with an assist by Thibaut Courtois.
55′ 3 – 0 César Azpilicueta makes it three for Chelsea with a close header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a set piece
71′ 4 – 0 Tiemoué Bakayoko adds to the scoring for Chelsea with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a corner.
76′ 5 – 0 Michy Batshuayi tops the goals and the lead is five for Chelsea with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left
corner assisted by Tiemoué Bakayoko.
82′ 6 – 0 Michy Batshuayi strike another one for Chelsea with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner assisted by Davide Zappacosta.
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