Thomas Tuchel has set a new record for the most UEFA Champions League games won in his first 50 appearances.
Tuchel has now won 32 games, whereas Zinedine Zidane has won 31 in the competition.
With a 2-1 victory over Lille on Wednesday night, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel broke the record for most Champions League victories in under 50 matches.
Following goals from Christian Pulisic and César Azpilicueta, his side defeated a determined Lille 4-1 on aggregate to reach to the Champions League quarter-finals.
?”We had only two days rest, they had four. We played away, they played at home. We knew it would be physical, we had to overcome some obstacles. I’m very happy with the team and attitude again.” – Thomas Tuchel on Chelsea win
Thomas Tuchel’s 32 victories in his first 50 Champions League outings sets a new tournament record.
32 – Thomas Tuchel has won 32 of his 50 UEFA Champions League matches as a manager, equalling Jupp Heynckes (32 wins from 47 matches in total) as the coach with the most victories inside his first 50 matches in the competition. Blue. pic.twitter.com/rnYZ8Jtgji
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 16, 2022
Thomas Tuchel’s record in Champions League knockout ties at Chelsea…
Chelsea 3-0 Atlético
Chelsea 2-1 Porto
Chelsea 3-1 Real Madrid
Chelsea 1-0 Man City
Chelsea 4-1 Lille
Only three managers in Champions League history have 30+ wins from their first 50 #UCL games in charge:
Chelsea were eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 for four consecutive seasons when Thomas Tuchel arrived, broke the jinx, won the Cup in his first season, and is currently in the quarter-finals in his second.
He’s an elite coach no doubt.
? “Chelsea are very lucky to have Thomas Tuchel as their manager. He should be prime minister” – Joe Cole
Meanwhile, Chelsea have conceded only one goal under Thomas Tuchel 11 wins in the UCL
1-0 ? Atletico (A)
2-0 ? Atletico (H)
2-0 ? Porto (A)
2-0 ? Real Madrid (H)
1-0 ? Man City (N)
1-0 ? Zenit (H)
4-0 ? Malmo (H)
1-0 ? Malmo (A)
4-0 ? Juventus (H)
2-0 ? Lille (H)
1-2 ? lille (A)
Three English (Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City)
Three Spanish (Real Madrid, Villarreal, Ateltico Madrid).
One Portuguese (Benfica)
And one German (Bayern)
team are through to the quarter finals of the competition.
At Chelsea, we've had a lot of managers that have been successful, but have never felt a 'natural fit' at the club.
Thomas Tuchel + Chelsea just feels like the perfect match. Wouldn't want anyone else ??? pic.twitter.com/kUML3BwMgP
— Harry (@HarryCFC170) March 16, 2022
The Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw is on Friday at 12noon Nigerian time and 11am UK time. It is an open draw.
?”Once you work for Chelsea, you work at the limit. Every day. We stick together and try to overcome the situation together. I am very proud, very happy.” – Thomas Tuchel
Tuchel deserves a lot of respect for his efforts to defend the team and the club.
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