Graham Potter’s reaction after final whistle and more moments missed in fascinating 2-0 Borussia Dortmund win

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Chelsea manager Graham Potter finally got a tune out of his team with a fabulous 2-0 win vs Dortmund to progress to the quarter final stage of the Champions League. Here are some of the moments missed from the game at Stamford Bridge.

Potter finally urges the crowd to support the team

Chelsea started the game like a house on fire and they created four chances with Sterling, Felix and Havertz all missing when it was easier to score. Manager Graham Potter who would normally concentrate on fine tuning his team urged the crowd to get behind the team and get them across the line, that eventually worked as Sterling slapped home the first goal in the first half.

Five players surround referee

The penalty was a bone of contention for large parts of the game as most of the Dortmund players continued to moan about it, even after it was awarded and Havertz had scored.

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The moment the final whistle went, five Dortmund players surrounded the referee and kept on challenging the decision to award it, clearly insisting that was where the game was lost for them.

Even the Dortmund manager also had a word with Danny Makkelie about that call before heading through the tunnel.

Potter remains calm even on his finest Chelsea night

This was easily the biggest night for Graham Potter since he took over Chelsea, he’s come under pressure following a very difficult start to his time in west London.

Tonight though was different, he was full of smiles and as the final whistle went, one of his assistants jumped into his arms but the former Brighton boss remained calm.

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He took his time to shake hands with opposite number Edin Terzicx before walking onto the pitch to thank some of his players, he then finally punched into the air to show his excitement, hugged a few of his players and left the pitch.

Potter needed this night but his calm reaction is consistent with all that he’s always asked for, to be calm and give him a chance.

Koulibaly kicks out a flare

When Raheem sterling scored the opener, Chelsea were looking to press on their advantage and carry on the moment, but the home fans threw flare onto the pitch so the defender quickly ran to kick it out to ensure play re-started immediately.

He was spoken to by the referee as players are not allowed to touch any object thrown onto the field of play. The rule is allow those working on the field to deal with it or just get on with it.

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