Chelsea has a ray of hope as Pedro’s crucial away goal has certainly put the favorites up in the Race. A 1-1 Europa League scoreline was the end of the first leg of semi-final draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. The Spaniard forward scored his 12th goal of the season. The has brought Joy among the Pensioners. The Blues Parity in this tie with this valuable away goal. Earlier, Luka Jovic headed the hosts to a lead.
The Home Crowd was hostile and raucous at the Commerzbank Arena. However, Ruben Loftus-Cheek shined in this battle. Every time, Chelsea looked to dominate, it was Pedro with the ball. However, Chelsea’s biggest problem was consistency and adapting to that control.
However, Maurizio Sarri will probably be satisfied with the result. Chelsea will now look forward to cooking all their chances at Stamford Bridge. The second leg match will take place next Thursday.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tough game 💪🏾 good result. Away goal to take back to the bridge 🔵✨ <a href="https://t.co/vU1Am1zHsq">pic.twitter.com/vU1Am1zHsq</a></p>&mdash; Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) <a href="https://twitter.com/rubey_lcheek/status/1124080759218876419?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 2, 2019</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Also, Andreas Christensen was fortunate as he did not get a red card for his rough challenge. It was certainly a tense night for Chelsea’s stretched defense. Antonio Rudiger and Gary Cahill were the absent men in the Blues Squad. Certainly, Sarri’s men felt pressure because of their absence.
However, notwithstanding all the setbacks and a worryingly sluggish start, Chelsea still justified the draw. Sarri had left Eden Hazard on the bench. He insisted that the Belgium talisman was too tired to be involved from the off. However, this led to a timid start, the Blues in disarray at the back and unable to find any rhythm.
Christensen was booked for a lunging block on Sebastian Rode, and then the unmarked home skipper David Abraham blazed over from the resulting free-kick.
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