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Willian confronted Ross Barkley over Chelsea penalty before latter blazed it over

Tanish Chachra

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Willian confronted Ross Barkley over taking a penalty kick against Valencia in the Champions League match before the latter blazed it over.

Chelsea played against Valencia in the first round of the Champions League group stages. Even though the match was at the Stamford Bridge, the Blues lost the match by 1-0 against the Spanish club.

Although, Chelsea had the chance to level the score by drawing the game against Valencia, as they were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes of the game after Daniel Wass’ handball.

Thus, Ross Barkley emerged ahead to take the penalty in the final minutes of the game, to make himself the hero of the game by grabbing an equalizer.

Barkley is nowhere near Willian and Jorginho in the ladder to take the penalties, yet the English International showed enough confidence and opted to take the penalty himself.

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Before going to the spot, Barkley was confronted by Willian, and it was clear that the Brazilian did not want Barkley to take the penalty ahead of him and Jorginho.

However, Barkley insisted and in the end, and The former Everton midfielder even gave Willian some hand gestures to tell him to relax and he’s got this. Willian could not stand up to the stubbornness of Barkley and took a step back.

On the other hand, even Jorginho and Tammy Abraham tried to talk to Barkley but he was adamant, in the end Jorginho was seen wishing luck and even Abraham stepped away.

Despite much confidence, Barkley made himself embarrassed after he missed the penalty by kicking it over the bar, and Frank Lampard’s men were beaten 1-0 by the Spanish side.

This led to the victory of Valencia by 1-0 in the first match of this Champions League season. Rodrigo scored the winner for Los Ches in the 74th minute.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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