Chelsea, England, secured the top of the UEFA Champions League Group E ranking after its 4-0 victory over Sevilla, Spain, today, Wednesday, in the fifth (penultimate) round of group matches, which also witnessed the Russian Krasnodar 1-0 victory over its French guest Rennes. .
Chelsea, champion of the competition in 2012, rose to 13 points in the lead, 3 points ahead of their closest chasers Seville, while Krasnodar, third in the European League championship, was decided in his favor, after his 3-point advantage over Rennes at the bottom of the standings.
French striker Olivier Giroud assumed the starring role in the match, after scoring 4 goals (a super hat trick) for Chelsea in the minutes 8, 54, 74 and 83 from a penalty kick.
After Chelsea and Seville decided to qualify for the round of sixteen in the tournament since the last round, the conflict between them was limited to the group’s leaders, and then they met one of the second-placed teams in the other seven groups, so that the English team decided in its favor in the end.
In the event that Chelsea loses at home to Krasnodar, and Seville defeats its host Rennes in the last round of the group, the two teams will be equal in the balance of 13 points. Go tour at Stamford Bridge Stadium in the British capital, London.