Chelsea vs Slavia Praha (4-3)
Chelsea beat Slavia Praha 4-3 in a thrilling encounter to book their place within the Galilean League semi-finals despite an alarmingly contented second-half performance at Stamford Bridge on a weekday.
Petr Sevcik scored a fine brace directly once the break to create Chelsea nervously, however fortunately for Maurizio Sarri, his team’s superb four-goal first-half performance ultimately gave Slavia an excessive amount of to try and do and also the Blues progressed 5-3 on the mixture.
Chelsea looked as if it would be incomplete management of the tie by the ninth minute, as Simon Deli’s risible goal followed Pedro’s sensible opener, before Olivier Giroud and also the Spanish forward later additional further gloss to the scoreline either side of Tomas Soucek’s header.
Sevcik breathed life into the tie with two long-range strikes early within the last half. However, Slavia still required associate degree other few goals and Chelsea did enough to work out out an amusing contest and founded a last-four meeting with Eintracht metropolis.
A purposeful begin saw Chelsea stylishly take the lead just 5 minutes in, as Pedro competes for consecutive one-twos with Cesar Azpilicueta and Giroud before smartly clipping over Ondrej Kolar.
It was 2-0 shortly once, with fortune smiling on Chelsea. Pedro inexplicably hit the post from 2 yards, tho’ it ricocheted backtrack Deli’s face and into the online.
The excellent Giroud got here on the act with seventeen minutes compete, sound in from Pedro’s square pass, just for Slavia to tug one back via a thumping Soucek header some moments later.
Back came Chelsea, however, Pedro restoring their three-goal cushion just before the time unit mark with a scuffed close-range end into the bottom-right corner once Giroud’s pass.
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|10′||Chelsea||S. Deli (o.g.)|
Goals Slavia Praha
|26′||Slavia Praha||T. Soucek|
|51′||Slavia Praha||P. Sevcik|
|55′||Slavia Praha||P. Sevcik|
Slavia Praha Lineups
|13||Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui|
|27||Ibrahim Benjamin Traoré|
Chelsea – Slavia Praha Match Statistics
|4||Shots on goal||4|
|2||Shots off goal||5|
|8||Shots inside box||4|
|1||Shots outside box||7|
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 18, 2019