Chelsea seal Europa League semi-finals with stunning first-half performance

Chelsea seal Europa League semi-finals with stunning first-half performance

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Chelsea are onto the Europa League semi-finals after beating Slavia Prague thanks to goals from Pedro Rodriguez and Olivier Giroud in a massive first-half at Stamford Bridge. The visitors had huge chances to reduce the gap in the second period, scoring twice to reach a final 5-3 result on aggregate. Maurizio Sarri‘s men were leading 3-0 within 17 minutes. The Blues will face Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday 2 May, with the return at the Bridge a week later.

CHELSEA (4-3-3) Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Kovacic, Barkley (Jorginho 70′); Pedro (Hudson-Odoi 86′), Giroud, Hazard (Willian 65′)

SLAVIA PRAGUE (4-2-3-1) Kolar; Kudela, Ngadeu, Deli, Bonl; Kral, Soucek; Sevcik (Stoch 78′), Traore, Zmrhal (Skoda 86′); Masopust (Olayinka 53′)

Scorers: Pedro 5′ 27′ Deli (OG) 9′ Giroud 17′ Soucek 26′ Sevcik 51′ 54′
Bookings: Kante, Emerson, Kepa, David Luiz, Soucek, Kudela