Slavia Prague 0 – 1 Chelsea Football Highlights
(UEFA Europa League – QF First Leg)
Venue : Eden Arena
Goal : 86′ 0 – 1 Marcos Alonso
There it is! A vital away goal which Chelsea barely deserve – not that they will care.
Willian, Chelsea’s best player on the night is the architect, lifting a perfectly weighted goal into Alonso, who had lost his marker in the box. The Spaniard made no mistake with his head, placing the ball beyond Kolar and into the bottom corner.
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🌕83′ Vladimir Coufal
⚽86′ 0 – 1 Marcos Alonso
Video HD Highlights below
Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)
Slavia Prague : Kolar 6, Coufal 6, Ngadeu-Ngadjui 7, Deli 7, Boril 7, Traore 7, Kral 7, Masopust 7, Sevcik 7, Stoch 6, Olayinka 6. Subs: Zmrhal 6, Husbauer 6, Van Buren n/a.
Chelsea : Kepa 6, Azpilicueta 7, Christensen 7, Rudiger 7, Alonso 7, Kovacic 6, Jorginho 7,
Barkley 7, Pedro 6, Giroud 6, Willian 7. Subs: Hazard 7, Kante 6, Loftus-Cheek 6.
Man Of The Match : Willian
- This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Slavia Prague and Chelsea. The Czech side have won just one of their previous nine games against English sides in Europe (D2 L6) – this coming against Leeds United in March 2000 in the UEFA Cup (2-1).
- This is Chelsea’s 10th European quarter final since 2003-04. The Blues have progressed from nine of those ties, only being eliminated by Manchester United in the Champions League in 2010-11.
- Slavia Prague’s 2-1 victory at home to Leeds United in March 2000 was their most recent game in a European quarter final; they were eliminated having lost the first leg 0-3 at Elland Road. Their only progression from a European quarter final was in the 1995-96 UEFA Cup against Roma (3-3 on away goals).
- Chelsea have won more games (nine) and have a better goal difference (+21) than any other side in the UEFA Europa League this season.
- Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is the top scorer in this season’s Europa League with nine goals. The last player to surpass this figure in a single UEFA Europa League season was Aritz Aduriz, who netted 10 goals for Athletic Club in 2015-16.