MASON MOUNT scored his first Champions League goal in style to give Chelsea a lead over Porto in Seville.
England’s fiery midfielder, 22 years old, brought Blues A 1-0 lead with an away goal was absolutely crucial after just half an hour south of Spain where the game was postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.
When the match was leveling 0-0, Jorginho hung the ball on the right flank.
Without making a single move to control the ball, Mount finished beautifully through the opponent’s defender.
Returning to the goal, the Chelsea man picked his right position and fired an unstoppable shot into the far corner.
Mount had been fairly quiet by his standards until the moment he extended his tie.
But BBC Radio 5 Live expert Clinton Morrison did not expect anything else from ‘big game’ players.
“Porto has done well but Chelsea have defended really well so far and dominated the ball,” said Morrison.
“Mason Mount took only half of his chance to score a goal for himself.
“He’s not really into the match yet but it only lost one chance for him.
“The big players were in the big games and at that point Mount was back.”
Mount never scored in the Champions League before the match against Porto.
And in doing so, he became the youngest Chelsea player to score in a Champions League knockout match ever, 22 years and 87 days old.
The BT Sport studio burst into a sea of praise for Mount’s swing and blow.
Former Chelsea player Joe Cole said: “It was all about the first leg, he did it with his weaker foot.
“He knows where it is going, it’s perfect. And the composure to strike it over the goalkeeper …”
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand called it a ‘subtle finish’, adding: “The move couldn’t be more perfect.”
And Glenn Hoddle said: “He’s a great player, and that move was sensational.”
Writing on Twitter, Gary Lineker called turn and hit ‘sensational stuff’.
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