Tuchel in War of Words with Porto Manager After Chelsea's Qualification for UCL Semis

Tuchel in War of Words with Porto Manager After Chelsea's Qualification for UCL Semis

- Players and management from both sides clashed after the final whistle of the match, only for tempers to boil further, with Tuchel and Conceicao being involved

- Conceicao claimed in his post-match interview that Tuchel had insulted him but did not go into detail on what exactly the Chelsea boss said

- Despite suffering a 1-0 defeat during the tie, Chelsea progressed to the semis on a 2-1 goal aggregate

- The west Londoners will now face the winner between Real Madrid and Liverpool in the next round of the tournament

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Chelsea vs FC Porto second leg meeting on Tuesday, April 13, was not short of drama, with Thomas Tuchel clashing with his counterpart, Sergio Conceicao, moments after the Blues progressed to the Champions League semis.

Tuchel in War of Words with Porto Manager After Chelsea's Qualification for UCL Semis
Conceicao claimed in his post-match interview that Tuchel had insulted him but did not go into detail on what exactly the Chelsea boss said. Photo by Jose Breton.
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The west Londoners stunned the Portuguese giants 2-1 on goal aggregate to confirm their place in the last four of the European competition.

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Unlike their sublime performance that saw them beat Porto 2-0, Chelsea staged a somewhat lacklustre performance in the return leg, with their visitors eventually punishing them at the death.

Mehdi Taremi struck a sensational stoppage-time overhead kick to down the hosts, but the goal was not enough to stop them from being eliminated.

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Metro UK reports players and management from both sides clashed after the final whistle, only for tempers to boil further, with Tuchel and Conceicao being involved.

Speaking in his post-match interview, the Porto boss revealed he felt insulted by his opposite number, but did not go into detail on what exactly transpired.

"I was insulted by this gentleman who was next door. My English is not perfect, it’s no use talking about it," Conceicao said after the match.

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"There was no exchange of words because I was focused on the game, I don’t know why he reacted. I didn’t quite understand. I heard some insults. It was not pretty and my irritation at the end had something to do with it," he added.

But when probed on the incident, Tuchel brushed it off, simply saying:

"No harm done."

Following their qualification for the semis, Chelsea will now face the winner between Liverpool and Real Madrid for a chance to reach the finals.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea made it through to the last four of the Champions League in a long while following their 2-1 aggregate win over FC Porto.

The Blues will now face the winner between Real Madrid and Liverpool which will be decided at Anfield on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

And Man United legend Rio Ferdinand believes the west London club will be avoiding to clash with a fellow Premier League rival.

Source: Legit.ng

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