After their usavoury performance in their Premier League opener against Manchester United, Chelsea have, against all odds, deservedly gone into the break in the lead and it’s Olivier Giroud who handed another European goal.
The Frenchman banged in 11 goals in the Europa League last season, and he has proved to be Chelsea’s hero once again in this first half.
Chelsea have been superb – especially summer recruit Christian Pulisic, who has been pulling the strings for the Blues.
Pulisic set up Giroud in the 36th minute to give Chelsea the lead in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup at Vodafone Arena, Istanbul.
Liverpool started off well, but Chelsea grew into the game as the half went on and are unlucky not to be two in front after Pulisic’s goal was ruled out.
Three minutes after Giroud’s goal, the United States international fired home from just outside the box after he twisted and turned.
Liverpool have threatened on occasion but the likes of Salah and Mane have largely been kept quiet.
But the Champions League winner looked vulnerable to any slide-rule passes. Chelsea have been outstanding with their quick play around the halfway line and then the cutting-edge pass to put players in.
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