Chelsea beat Lille 2-0 as Juventus held by Villarreal

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Chelsea took control of their Champions League last-16 tie against Lille with a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge.

Kai Havertz headed in Hakim Ziyech’s corner after eight minutes and Christian Pulisic was the beneficiary of a superb run and pass from N’Golo Kante in the 63rd minute as the Blues secured a crucial first-leg advantage.

Out-of-sorts striker Romelu Lukaku was only a substitute, with Havertz the main attacking threat – and the German almost scoring twice before his early strike.

The only negatives on a good night for Chelsea and manager Thomas Tuchel were injuries to Ziyech and midfielder Mateo Kovacic ahead of Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley.

In the other match played on Tuesday, Juventus surrendered an early lead to draw 1-1 with Villarreal in Spain

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