Chelsea 2 – 2 Eintracht Frankfurt Football Highlights
(UEFA Europa League)
Agg: 2 – 2
Venue : Stanford Bridge
Date : 9th May
Frankfurt’s main man comes up with the goods once again for his 26th goal of the season.
Chelsea fail to keep hold of the ball, allowing Frankfurt to lay it off for Kostic to race down the left-hand side. Jovic is calling for the ball in the middle and Kostic obliges.
Jovic gets down low – in the middle of the two Chelsea centre-backs – and heads the ball past Kepa.
On the stroke of half-time and Chelsea make their pressure count!
Willian’s corner is initially cleared by Frankfurt, but Luiz pops it back in for Loftus-Cheek. He twists and turns around the incoming defenders before laying the ball off to Pedro at the top of the area.
As the players surround him, Pedro shows some wonderful quick feet to hammer the shot through a packed box and into the far corner.
It’s a vital away goal and at a vital time just before the break, with one minute added on.
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⚽28′ Ruben Loftus-Cheek 1 – 0
🌕39′ Simon Falette
🌕40′ Sebastian Rode
⚽49′ 1 – 1 Luka Jovic
🌕52′ Mateo Kovacic
🌕83′ Cesar Azpilicueta
🌕90′ David Abraham
🌕90′ Jonathan de Guzman
🌕120′ Davide Zappacosta
Ross Barkley⚽ 1 – 1 ⚽ Sebastien Haller
Cesar AzpilicuetaAz 🌐 1 – 2 ⚽Luka Jovic
Jorginho⚽ 2 – 3⚽ Jonathan de Guzman
David Luiz ⚽3 – 3 🌐Martin Hinteregger
Eden Hazard⚽ 4 – 3🌐 Goncalo Paciencia
Video HD Highlights below
Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)
Chelsea : Arrizabalaga (8), Christensen (6), Azpilicueta (6), Luiz (7), Emerson (6), Jorginho (6), Loftus-Cheek (8), Kovacic (6), Hazard (8), Giroud (6), Willian (6)
Subs: Barkley (8), Higuain (6), Pedro (6), Zappacosta (7)
Eintracht Frankfurt : Trapp (6), Falette (7), Hinteregger (6), Abraham (6), Kostic (7), Rode (7), Hasebe (6), Da Costa (7), Rebic (7), Jovic (7), Gacinovic (7)
Subs: De Guzman (6), Haller (6), Paciencia (6)
Man Of The Match : Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Post match Stats
- This is the first time that all four places in the Champions League/European Cup and Europa League/UEFA Cup finals will be filled by one country
- Chelsea have won each of their last four penalty shootouts at Stamford Bridge, with this their first in European competition at home
- Chelsea have reached their first major European final since the 2013 Europa League, when they beat Benfica 2-1 under manager Rafael Benite
- Chelsea have never lost a home game against German opponents in all competitions (W7 D3)
- Frankfurt have only lost one of their last nine away Europa League games (W5 D3). The German side have scored in all seven of their games on the road in the competition this season
- Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has had a hand in 24 goals in 26 appearances at Stamford Bridge in 2018-19 (13 goals, 11 assists)
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been directly involved in nine goals in his last 14 appearances for Chelsea (4 goals, 5 assists); as many as in his previous 45 games for the Blues
- All four of the previous teams to draw the first leg of a Europa League semi-final away from home went on to progress to the final, most recently Atletico Madrid against Arsenal last season.
- Chelsea have been eliminated on three of the last four occasions they’ve drawn the first leg of a European knockout tie away from home, including their most recent two (vs PSG in the 2014-15 Champions League and vs Atletico in the 2013-14 Champions League).
- Chelsea could reach their first major European final since the 2013 Europa League, when they beat Benfica 2-1 under manager Rafael Benitez.
- Eintracht Frankfurt are looking to reach their first European final since the 1980 UEFA Cup, when they beat fellow German side Borussia Moenchengladbach on away goals over two legs.
- Chelsea have never lost a home game against German opponents in all competitions (W7 D2), keeping a clean sheet in seven of their nine such games.
- Eintracht Frankfurt have lost their last four away games against English sides by an aggregate score of 1-11. However, their last such game was at Spurs in 1982.
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 16 Europa League games, the longest such run in the competition since it was rebranded in 2009-10.
- Eintracht have only lost one of their last eight away Europa League games (W5 D2), though it was in the last round at Benfica. The German side have scored in all six of their games on the road in the competition this season.
- Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud has scored 10 Europa League goals this season – the last player to score more for an English club in a season in a single major European competition (excluding qualifiers) was Alan Shearer in 2004-05 (11 in the UEFA Cup).
- Luka Jovic has scored nine goals in the Europa League this season – it’s the most goals scored by an Eintracht Frankfurt player in a campaign in a single major European competition.