Hazard ends UCL goal drought as Roma pick vital point against Chelsea

Hazard ends UCL goal drought as Roma pick vital point against Chelsea

- Hazard ends his 952 days goal drought in the Champions League as he scored a brace in Chelsea 3-3 draw against Roma

- Roma could have recorded their first away win against Premier League team if they had secured all three points at Stamford Bridge

- Former Man City strikers Edin Dzeko also got a brace in the game

Premier League giants Chelsea were to a draw by Seria A side A.S Roma in an entertaining UEFA Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge.

David Luiz got the opener for the host in the 11th minute when a loose ball arrives at his feet just outside the box. He doesn't think twice and fires a brilliant shot inside the right post. His attempt was beyond the reach of Alisson, taking the score to 1-0.

Hazard ends UCL goal drought as Roma pick vital point against Chelsea

Luiz celebrates his goal. Photo: @ChampionsLeague

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Hazard doubled the lead for the host in the 37th minute when a rebound came his way, he scores with a powerful strike, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.

It was Hazard first Champions League goal since March 11, 2015 versus PSG, 952 days ago.

Hazard ends UCL goal drought as Roma pick vital point against Chelsea

Hazard ends UCL goal drought as Roma pick vital point against Chelsea. Photo: @ChampionsLeague

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Former Manchester City wingback Aleksandar Kolarov shows superb quick feet and dribbling in the 40th minute as he jinks his way through multiple challenges and takes a shot from inside the box, which is deflected and goes past stranded Thibaut Courtois to deliver a slim equaliser hope for the visitors at 2-1

Both team went for the half time break with Antonio Conte the obvious happy one.

Former City attacker Edin Dzeko finally got the much awaited equaliser for the visitors in the 64th minute as he showed great skills to volleys the ball from inside the box into the roof of the net.

The Italian side took the lead in the 70th minute when Aleksandar Kolarov sent a cross in and Dzeko leaped high to connect with it on the edge of the 6-yard box. His close-range header goes inside the right post and he makes it 2-3.

The Blues were quick to respond in the 75th minute through an Eden Hazard close-range strike that flashes past Alisson and into the bottom left corner, making the game 3-3. That was how the game ended.

In other match day three UEFA Champions League tie Atletico Madrid played a 0-0 draw with Qarabag while ten-man Barcelona defeated Olympiakos Piraeus 3-1, Manchester United won 1-0 away to Benfica

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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