13 Jan 2022 | 13:11
The semi-final second leg of the League Cup (England Cup) this morning (January 13, Vietnam time) between the home team Tottenham Hotspur and the guests Chelsea took place very attractively and filled with little surprises. who expected.
The hero of this London derby is Chelsea midfielder Antonio Rudiger with his 18th-minute back goal to help “The Blues” win 1-0 away and overcome the army of coach Antonio Rudiger 3. -0 after 2 matches to advance to the final on February 27 at Wembley Stadium (England) against Liverpool or Arsenal.
Notably, in the last match between Tottenham and Chelsea, the interventions from the VAR team repeatedly caused the referee Andre Marriner to “blow the whistle”. The first was Antonio Rudiger’s foul tackle on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the 40th minute. Referee Marriner initially awarded Tottenham a penalty, but then, watching the slow-motion video from the VAR monitor on the pitch, ” this black shirt king” awarded Spurs a free-kick just outside the box.
In the 56th minute, referee Marriner again gave Tottenham a penalty. But VAR was “involved” and the referee canceled the decision after confirming that Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga split his foot and hit the ball, not illegally blocking Lucas Moura in the penalty area on the away side.
Not stopping there, in the 63rd minute Harry Kane hit Chelsea’s net, but VAR intervened and thought that Tottenham’s “number 10” was offside and did not recognize this goal. The slow-motion video shows that Kane is below both goalkeeper Kepa and midfielder Andreas Christensen, but below him there is another Chelsea defender Rudiger, so Rudiger is counted as a goalkeeper and striker. England is still caught offside.
Meanwhile, according to OptaJoe’s statistics, on the other side of the front line, after 350 days since the first match to lead Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel has become the first coach in this club’s history to bring “The Blues”. reached the final in both the League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League (European Cup).
With Antonio Rudiger, the German midfielder has just scored his 10th goal for Chelsea in all competitions. He did it in 3 different stadiums, including Stamford Bridge (5 goals), King Power Stadium (3 goals) and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (2 goals).
The recent victory over Tottenham and winning tickets to this year’s League Cup final will help Chelsea confidently march to the Etihad Stadium as a guest of Man City at 19:30 pm on January 15 in the 22nd round of the upcoming Premier League . Also in this weekend’s round, Tottenham will welcome North London rivals Arsenal at 23:30 on the night of January 16.