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
- 18the old
- 39Woberreplaced byUlmerin 78′minutes
- 21SucicBooked in 47 minutesreplaced bySeskoin 61′minutes
- 77Okaforreplaced bySimicin 78′minutes
- 9Adamreplaced byCamerasin 82′minutes
- 2Van der Brempt
- 1ArrizabalagaBooked in 90 minutes
- 6Thiago Silva
- 10Pulisicreplaced bySubtletyin 75′minutes
- 8Kovacicreplaced byLoftus-Cheekin 68′minutes
- 17sterlingreplaced bythe mountainin 88′minutes
- 23GallagherReserve in 86 minutesreplaced byZiyechin 88′minutes
- 9Aubameyangreplaced byNumbersin 75′minutes
- 19the mountain
The match is over, FC Red Bull Salzburg 1, Chelsea 2.
Second half ends, FC Red Bull Salzburg 1, Chelsea 2.
César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick.
Maurits Kjærgaard (FC Red Bull Salzburg) is missing.
The attempt has been saved. Jorginho (Chelsea) right footed shot misses the target. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.
An empty attempt. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mason Mount with a header pass.
Showed a yellow card to Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea).
Thiago Silva (Chelsea) wins a free kick.
Foul by Roko Simic (FC Red Bull Salzburg).
Foul by Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea).
Dijon Kameri (FC Red Bull Salzburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
The attempt has been saved. Dijon Kameri (FC Red Bull Salzburg) right footed shot misses the target.
Attempt blocked. Bernardo (FC Red Bull Salzburg) header from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maurits Kjærgaard with a cross.
Corner, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Trevoh Chalobah receives the ball.
Corner, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored.
Attempt blocked. Amar Dedic (FC Red Bull Salzburg) left footed shot from the right side is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Sesko.
Change, Chelsea. Hakim Ziyech replaces Conor Gallagher.
Change, Chelsea. Mason Mount replaces Raheem Sterling.
An empty attempt. Lucas Gourna-Douath (FC Red Bull Salzburg) left footed shot is too high following a corner.
Corner, FC Red Bull Salzburg. Marc Cucurella has tapped.