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Chelsea suffers shock defeat at Dinamo Zagreb

Chelsea suffers shock defeat at Dinamo Zagreb

Two-time winners Chelsea began their Champions League campaign with a shock defeat at Dinamo Zagreb.

The Croatian champions have a woeful record in this competition, having won just five of 43 games prior to this meeting, but they hung on tenaciously after taking a first-half lead.

Mislav Orsic scored in the 13th minute, racing through from the halfway line and beautifully dinking a finish past the charging Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Dinamo came agonizingly close to a second goal, but Arrizabalaga superbly tipped Stefan Ristovski’s thunderous long-range effort onto the bar.

Last-minute signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made his Chelsea debut, and despite having a goal ruled out for offside, the former Arsenal captain appeared slow.

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Armando Broja came on for Aubameyang just before the hour mark, but the Albanian had little impact in Thomas Tuchel’s men’s overall disjointed performance.

Chelsea launched a late assault on Dinamo’s goal, and the hosts were relieved to see Reece James’ low shot rattle the post with five minutes remaining.


Source: BBC


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