Lukaku lifts Chelsea past stubborn Zenit

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Chelsea's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (left) celebrates with Chelsea's Italian midfielder Jorginho (right) after scoring the opening goal of their Uefa Champions League Group H match against Zenit St Petersburg at Stamford Bridge in London on September 14, 2021.
 

Photo credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Zenit boss Sergei Semak threw on the towering presence of Artem Dzyuba in search of an equaliser and it nearly paid off.
  • But even the six-foot six-inch (1.97 metre) Russian international couldn't stretch to get a clean enough contact on Sardar Azmoun's cross 10 minutes from time and the ball dribbled wide.
  • Tuchel immediately shut up shop with the introduction of Thiago Silva and Chelsea held out for a fourth clean sheet in six games this season.

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