Thomas Tuchel Makes Champions League History After Chelsea's Thrilling Comeback Win Over Lille

Thomas Tuchel Makes Champions League History After Chelsea's Thrilling Comeback Win Over Lille

  • Thomas Tuchel has set a record for the most Champions League victories after 50 games as a manager
  • The German achieved the feat after the Blues' 2-1 win over Lille in France to book a place in the quarter-finals of the UCL
  • Zinedine Zidane has been the holder of the record, having garnered 31 victories in his first 50 matches in charge of Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel has inked his name in the history books of Champions League following Chelsea's 2-1 thrilling win over Lille.

The Blues, once again, put their off-field crisis behind them to stage an epic performance away in France on Wednesday night, March 16.

Thomas Tuchel celebrates the victory following the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Chelsea FC. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)
Thomas Tuchel has set a record for the most Champions League victories after 50 games as a manager. Photo by John Berry.
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Tuchel led his charges for the second leg tie of the Round of 16 off a difficult week that had seen embattled Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, sanctioned by the UK government.

Thomas Tuchel makes UCL history

The west Londoners' big away win saw Tuchel set a record for most Champions League victories after 50 games as a coach.

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SunSport reports the victory at Lille was the German's 32nd, surpassing Zinedine Zidane's 31 after 50 matches in charge.

Speaking after the match, Tuchel was full of praise for his players, noting that their "resilience and mentality" was vital in getting the result.

Chelsea through to Champions League quarters

A spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League was at stake during the Blues' trip to Lille.

Having won 2-0 in the reverse tie played at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League side had one leg in the last eight of the competition.

They nearly suffered a shocker after they went a goal down in the 38th minute courtesy of Burak Yilmaz's penalty.

However, they managed to stage a comeback to sail through, with goals from Christian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta getting the job done.

Source: SportsBrief.com