Red Bull Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea: the Blues have reached the last 16 of the Champions League

Mateo Kovacic scored his fifth goal for Chelsea in all competitions, his 197th for the club.

Two stunning goals from Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz earned Chelsea victory away to Red Bull Salzburg in their Champions League clash and sent Graham Potter’s side through to the last 16.

Midfielder Kovacic produced an unstoppable left-footed finish from 18 yards before leveling Junior Adamu after a wonderful pass from Maximilian Wober.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was denied four times by Salzburg goalkeeper Philipp Kohn, and Jorginho brilliantly cleared a header off the line by Adamuk.

However, Havertz ensured Chelsea joined Premier League side Manchester City in the knockout stages with a superb curling finish before forcing Thiago Silva to clear Strahinja Pavlovic off the line.

Chelsea have 10 points from five games in Group E, four ahead of second-placed Red Bull Salzburg with a game to go.

Potter’s side will be confirmed as group winners – and thus through to the last-16 draw on November 7 – unless Dinamo Zagreb beat Croatia’s AC Milan on Tuesday (20:00 BST).

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FC Red Bull Salzburg

  1. Group number18Player namethe old

  2. Group number70Player nameoffer

  3. Group number95Player nameBernard

  4. Group number31Player namePavlovic

  5. Group number39Player nameWober

  6. Group number27Player nameGourna-Douath

  7. Group number13Player nameSeiwald

  8. Group number14Player nameKjærgaard

  9. Group number21Player nameSucic

  10. Group number77Player nameOkafor

  11. Group number9Player nameAdam

  1. Group number8Player nameCameras

  2. Group number17Player nameUlmer

  3. Group number23Player nameSimic

  4. Group number30Player nameSesko


  1. Group number1Player nameArrizabalaga

  2. Group number14Player nameChalobah

  3. Group number6Player nameThiago Silva

  4. Group number32Player namecucurella

  5. Group number10Player namePulisic

  6. Group number5Player namejorginho

  7. Group number8Player nameKovacic

  8. Group number17Player namesterling

  9. Group number23Player nameGallagher

  10. Group number29Player nameHavertz

  11. Group number9Player nameAubameyang

  1. Group number12Player nameLoftus-Cheek

  2. Group number18Player nameNumbers

  3. Group number19Player namethe mountain

  4. Group number22Player nameZiyech

  5. Group number28Player nameSubtlety

The eleven

RB Salzburg

training 4-1-2-1-2

  • 18the old
  • 70offer
  • 95Bernard
  • 31Pavlovic
  • 39Woberreplaced byUlmerin 78′minutes
  • 27Gourna-Douath
  • 13Seiwald
  • 14Kjærgaard
  • 21SucicBooked in 47 minutesreplaced bySeskoin 61′minutes
  • 77Okaforreplaced bySimicin 78′minutes
  • 9Adamreplaced byCamerasin 82′minutes


  • 1mantle
  • 2Van der Brempt
  • 4Piatkowski
  • 6Baidoo
  • 8Cameras
  • 17Ulmer
  • 23Simic
  • 24diarrhea
  • 30Sesko
  • 33walk


training 3-4-1-2

  • 1ArrizabalagaBooked in 90 minutes
  • 14Chalobah
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 32cucurella
  • 10Pulisicreplaced bySubtletyin 75′minutes
  • 5jorginho
  • 8Kovacicreplaced byLoftus-Cheekin 68′minutes
  • 17sterlingreplaced bythe mountainin 88′minutes
  • 23GallagherReserve in 86 minutesreplaced byZiyechin 88′minutes
  • 29Havertz
  • 9Aubameyangreplaced byNumbersin 75′minutes


  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 13Bettinelli
  • 16Mendy
  • 18Numbers
  • 19the mountain
  • 20Zakaria
  • 21Chilwell
  • 22Ziyech
  • 28Subtlety
  • 30Chukwuemeka

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