What former Chelsea man Oscar did in the Chinese FA Cup semi-final for Shanghai Port

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Former Chelsea attacking midfielder Oscar was involved in a highly eventful Chinese FA Cup semi-final between Shanghai Port and Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday.

Oscar, 30, contributed with five goal contributions in his sides 5-1 first leg win over their local rivals as they look to finish the job off and progress to the final of the competition when the two meet again this Sunday.

The Brazilian has started the season on fire, having made 12 goal contributions in his 14 appearances so far this season in the Chinese Super League.

This form would come as no surprise to Chelsea fans, with Oscar a popular figure among many fans during his five-year stay at the club.

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His memorable outside of the boot goal against Queens Park Rangers amongst others will be how fans of the club remember their ex-player.

Chelsea supporters’ love for the 30-year-old has always been reciprocated by the player himself who has admitted this year that he would love to end his illustrious career with a second spell at the European Champions once he has done it all in China.

The 30-year-old told TalkSPORT in an interview: “I think about finishing at Chelsea because I had good times before at Chelsea.



Chelsea's Oscar celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Oscar left Chelsea in 2017

“Chelsea helped me a lot to improve and to do what I always dreamed [of], which was to play in the Champions League and they helped me to play in the World Cup and to win the Premier League.

“I have a lot of friends at Chelsea. If I have a chance to finish my career at Chelsea, it’s a dream for me. Of course, Chelsea don’t like to buy too many older players, which is normal because it’s a top team from Europe, but I will try my best to be fit to finish there.

“When you win the Premier League, the Europa League and the League Cup, everything is great. When I scored my first two goals against Juventus in my first game in the Champions League, it was amazing.

“But I always remember one game when we played against Arsenal and we won 2-0 and I didn’t score a goal, but I made eight or nine tackles and when they changed me in the 88th minute, it was like I had scored three goals in the game.

“This is what the English supporters like and what the Premier League is like. You don’t need to score a lot. You need to give everything and this is what I’ll always remember with me.”

As for the cup semi-final in China, despite having a wonderful game for Shanghai Port in the fierce local derby, his night didn’t get the fairytale ending that it perhaps deserved after Oscar saw red after VAR got involved in added time to correct the referee’s initial decision.

Here’s the best of the reaction on Reddit from Chelsea fans to this moment, with most of them debating key topics surrounding Oscar and the club at the time when they decided to part ways mutually.

On the incident itself, @kurtkurtkurtkurt wrote: ‘Diego Costa is proud.’

@ThemaesterofZ put: ‘3 deserved weeks of rest.

‘I wonder how he’d been if he stayed at Chelsea.’

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@mapepo jokingly replied: ‘Would’ve been at arsenal by now.’

@Baisabeast then made a controversial Mason Mount comparison: ‘Don’t get why people keep saying that.

‘Mount is far far more consistent than Oscar could ever dream off. Already mounts surpassed him.’

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@Wheel94 reminisced: ‘Remember being hyped when we signed him sad how he and Mata careers turned out.’

The big question on every Blues fans lips was posed by @Michucfc: ‘when is he coming back from loan?’

Source by Football London

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