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Thomas Tuchel's 32 wins in his first 50 Champions League games sets a new tournament record

In Chelsea's 2-1 win over Lille on Wednesday, Thomas Tuchel set a new record for most Champions League wins after 50 games as a coach. 

Tuchel now has 32 triumphs from a half-century of matches after the Blues' victory at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in their last-16 second leg. 

It pushed him over Zinedine Zidane's previous record of 31 victories in his first 50 Champions League games in charge. 

Chelsea, on the other hand, had to come from behind to beat Lille 4-1 on aggregate. Burak Yilmaz's opening from the penalty spot was overturned by Christian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta, sending them into the quarter-finals. 

In that time, Guardiola led Barcelona to 30 victories, all of which came during his four-year tenure as manager. That record enabled the La Liga powers win two Champions League crowns, reaching the semi-finals in each of the two years Guardiola was unable to win the competition. 

Tuchel now stands alone at the top of the table after Chelsea's triumph in Lille, with his 32 victories coming while in charge of Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, and the Blues. In 2020, he led PSG to the final before winning the competition with Chelsea the following year.

Tuchel was pleased to see his team reach the quarter-finals, despite the fact that their performance in securing the record-breaking win left much to be desired. And the German praised the Blues for coming back from a difficult start in France to win.

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