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UCL: Giroud’s late strike vs Rennes sends Chelsea into round of 16

Chelsea have advanced to the second round of the UEFA Champions League.

Olivier Giroud’s late goal sent Chelsea through to the next round of the tournament with a last-gasp winner against Rennes in France in Group E.

Chelsea were left to rue a number of missed chances when Serhou Guirassy cancelled out Callum Hudson Odoi’s opener in the 85th minute.

But Giroud, who has been linked with a move away from Chelsea in January, fired home a stunning 91st minute header to seal a 2-1 win and a place in the last 16.

Also through into the round of 16 is reigning Europa League champions Sevilla, who also netted a late goal to beat Krasnodar 2-1 away.

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