Champions League: Chelsea Beat Lille, Villarreal Spank Juventus

Chelsea recorded a 2-1 win over Lille in France to book a place in the Uefa Champions League last eight.

The Blues won the first leg 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic.

Burak Yilmaz opened the scoring for the hosts from the spot after Jorginho handled the ball, the veteran striker sent Edouard Mendy the wrong way just before halftime.

Christian Pulisic restored parity for Chelsea with a cool finish with the last kick of the first half to end it 1-1.

Mason Mount replaced Mateo Kovacic as Chelsea went in search of a winner and the goal came through Cesar Azpilicueta in the 71st minute to send Chelsea to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Villarreal earned a stunning 3-0 win over Juventus courtesy of goals from Gerard Moreno and Arnaut Danjuma and Pau Torres.

The last eight draws is expected to be held on Friday.

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