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Mason Mount’s Incredible Turn Just Put Chelsea In Prime Position To Reach UCL Semis

Chelsea’s young midfielder fired the Blues into the lead against Porto.

Mason Mount what have you done? The 22-year-old midfielder completely changed the trajectory of Chelsea’s Champions League quarterfinal against Porto with one brilliant touch, one incredible turn, one clinical finish. The Mason Mount goal vs Porto transformed a basic pass on the edge of the box into a superb opening goal to lead Chelsea to a 2-0 win on Wednesday.

With the Blues controlling much more possession but Édouard Mendy the busier of the two goalkeepers, the match shifted with one swift turn. Mount received a pass from Jorginho and in one movement beat his defender before supplying the finishing touches on a spectacular goal. 

Mason Mount Goal vs Porto

Insert clichés about the importance of your first touch here, because it doesn’t get much better than that.

The Mason Mount goal vs Porto technically counts as an away goal even though it was scored in Seville, Spain, which is hosting both legs due to Covid-19 restrictions. Ben Chilwell added a second late in the second half as the Blues now have a lead to defend heading into the second leg in six days time.

From an American perspective, it’s not uncommon to feel frustrated that Mount plays all the time while his American counterpart Christian Pulisic always seems to be on the bench. Even though they play different positions, they play similarly and, if we’re honest, look similar when viewed from the stands. But Mount keeps showing why he deserves to play, and it’s to no fault of Pulisic, who could earn a spot in the lineup too if he could stay healthy. On Wednesday, Pulisic started on the bench and came on in the second half, coming close to scoring when he struck the post moments after having the Chipotle knocked out of him on a foul by Porto.

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