Eintracht and Chelsea drew 1-1 in the first leg of Europa League semifinal tonight.
Pedro netted a vital goal for the Blues in the end of the first half, with Sarri’s guys going to play with a slight advantage in the return leg at Stamford Bridge in a week for this away goal.
The match was leveled, with Eintracht being dominant in the first half and Chelsea in the second one.
There was a flurry of late chances that the home side might have taken, but, in truth, quite how the visitors did not inflict the Germans’ first home defeat in this competition will be a source of exasperation given the number of better opportunities passed up during a dominant second half.
The score at the end seemed even with but both sides struggled to create clear-cut chances and the match ended in a draw.
The two sides will meet again on Thursday, May 9 in London for the decisive second leg and a spot in the Europa League final.