Posted by News Express | 10 May 2019 | 996 times
Chelsea FC have qualified for the final of this year’s Europa Cup after defeating German clubside Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties.
Eden Hazard stepped up to smash home the winning penalty to book final spot after the match ended 1-1 after full time.
Chelsea opened the scoring through the in-form Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who rattled the bottom corner of the Frankfurt goal after being picked out following a passage of trickery from Eden Hazard.
The Germans refused to roll over however, as talisman Luka Jovic hit back in the second half and controlled a Mijat Gacinovic pass to slot the ball into the bottom left corner to equalise.
With things all square on aggregate, the sides passed through extra-time with David Luiz saving Chelsea with a last gasp clearance off the line.
Penalties followed, with Chelsea winning despite Cesar Azpilicueta’s early miss.
Victory for Chelsea ensured they face Arsenal in an all-English final after the Gunners humbled Valencia 4-2 in an earlier semifinals encounter.
The win saw Arsenal progressing on 7-3 aggregate.
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