“Quad” Giroud leads Chelsea to sweep Seville


Chelsea, England, secured the top of the UEFA Champions League Group E ranking after its precious and deserved 4-0 victory over Sevilla, Spain, on Wednesday in the fifth round of group matches of the group stage of the continental competition, which also witnessed the Russian Krasnodar 1-0 victory over its guest French Rennes.

The balance of Chelsea, champion of the competition in 2012, rose to 13 points in the lead, three points ahead of the closest chasers Seville, while Krasnodar, the third-place European League champion, was decided in his favor, after beating Rennes by three points.

French striker Olivier Giroud took the lead in the match, after scoring four goals (a super hat trick) for Chelsea in minutes 8, 54, 74 and 83 from a penalty kick.

After Chelsea and Seville decided to qualify for the round of sixteen in the tournament since the last round, the conflict between them was limited to the leaders of the group, and then to meet one of the second-placed teams in the other seven groups, so that the English team decided in its favor in the end.

In the event that Chelsea loses at home to Krasnodar, and Seville defeats its host Rennes in the last round of the group, the two teams will be equal in the balance of 13 points. Go tour at (Stamford Bridge) stadium in the British capital, London.

Krasnodar was in a seat in the European League, after winning a precious 1-0 home to Rennes earlier.

And Krasnodar owes the credit for this victory to Marcus Berg, who scored the only goal in the 71st minute, to lead the Russian team to third place.

It is noteworthy that in the event that Krasnodar and Renn are equal in the balance of points at the end of the group, the Russian team will excel by the difference of direct confrontations, after the two teams drew 1 – 1 in their meeting in the first leg in France.


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