Highlights : Frankfurt 1 – 1 Chelsea FC (Europa League SF 1st Leg)

Frankfurt 1 – 1 Chelsea FC Football Highlights

(UEFA Europa League) 
Venue : Emirates Stadium 

      Key Moments Recap :

      GOAL  : 23′ Luka Jovic 1 – 0
      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

      GOAL : 45′ 1 – 1 Pedro Rodriguez
      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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      Goals ( 1 – 1 ) And Cards
      🌕19′ Andreas Christensen
      ⚽23′ Luka Jovic 1 – 0
      ⚽45′ 1 – 1 Pedro Rodriguez
      🌕58′ Makoto Hasebe
      🌕61′ Gelson Fernandes
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      Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)

      Eintracht Frankfurt    Trapp 7, Hinteregger 7, Abraham 7,
      Hasebe 6, Falette 6, Fernandes 6, Rode 7, Da Costa 7, Jovic 7, Kostic 7, Gacinovic 6. Subs:
      Willems n/a, Paciencia.

      Chelsea FC   Kepa 6, Azpilicueta 6, Luiz 7, Christensen 6, Emerson 6, Kante 8, Jorginho 8, Loftus-Cheek 8, Willian 6, Giroud 6, Pedro 7.
      Subs: Kovacic n/a, Hazard 6.

      Man Of The Match : Ruben Loftus-Cheek 

      Chelsea FC Alonso


      • This is Eintracht Frankfurt’s first European semi-final since 1979/80, when they ultimately won the UEFA Cup after defeating Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the semi-finals and finals respectively.
      • This will be Chelsea’s ninth major European semi-final appearance in the Abramovich era (since 2003/04); no club has appeared in more since then (Barcelona also nine).
      • These two sides have never previously faced off; Eintracht have lost at home to English opposition just once before in all European competitions – 0-1 vs Nottingham Forest in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1967/68.
      • Chelsea have lost just one of their last 10 games against German sides in all European competitions (W5 D4), and have won their last two such games in Germany, both versus Schalke in 2013/14 and 2014/15.
      • Eintracht have played 10 Europa League games at the Commerzbank-Arena, winning eight times and drawing twice; they haven’t trailed for a single minute in those games.
      • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is unbeaten in his last 13 games in the Europa League (W12 D1). The only manager to go on a longer run without defeat since the competition was rebranded in 2009/10 is Jürgen Klopp – 14 games (W6 D8) with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool between October 2010 and April 2016.

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