Chelsea into Champions League last 16 by beating Lille 2-1

LONDON (AP) — Tammy Abraham’s backheeled flick set Chelsea on its way to a 2-1 victory over Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday, becoming the fourth English team in the knockout phase.

Christian Pulisic laid the ball off to the right flank where Willian crossed for Abraham to net his 13th goal of the season in all competitions with a slick finish in the 19th minute.

“It was just about getting in the box,” Abraham said. “(Cesar Azpilicueta) was telling me to run across the goal and that’s what I did. It was very difficult. The ball was in the air and I couldn’t even see it, I had rain in my eyes.”

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