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Chelsea beat Slavia Prague to reach Europa League semi-finals

Chelsea beat Slavia Prague to reach Europa League semi-finals

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Manager Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea's slow starts to the second half of matches are becoming a "big problem", after they were forced to withstand a Slavia Prague fightback before reaching the Europa League semi-finals.Chelsea were cruising at half-time with a four-goal aggregate lead before Petr Sevcik produced two sensational strikes as the nerves crept into a previously dominant performance at Stamford Bridge.The Blues also conceded early in the second half of their loss to Everton last month, as well in their victory against Cardiff on 31 March, while just last weekend Liverpool hit them with two goals in eight minutes at the start of the second period as they fell to a Premier League defeat at Anfield. ...
Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kiev: Callum Hudson-Odoi rounds off dominant display as Blues take control of Europa League last-16 tie

Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kiev: Callum Hudson-Odoi rounds off dominant display as Blues take control of Europa League last-16 tie

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all over? The Ukrainian side have a mountain to climb after Chelsea took control at Stamford Bridge Chelsea are firmly in command of their Europa League last-16 tie after Callum Hudson-Odoi rounded off a 3-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge. The 18-year-old came off the bench to potentially put the tie beyond the Ukrainian side before next week’s second leg. Hudson-Odoi rounded things off Pedro opened the scoring, capitalising on Olivier Giroud’s clever flick, before Willian doubled the lead with a wonderful free-kick. And a dominant-yet-wasteful Chelsea side got the scoreline their performance deserved with a moment for Blues fans to savour. The two academy graduates, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi, combined clinic...
Celtic 1-2 Red Bull Salzburg: Bhoys progress to Europa League knockout stages, despite Craig Gordon’s mistake

Celtic 1-2 Red Bull Salzburg: Bhoys progress to Europa League knockout stages, despite Craig Gordon’s mistake

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FOR THE BHOYS The keeper earned comparisons with Liverpool flop Loris Karius for his error Celtic are through to the Europa League knockout stages despite a 2-1 home defeat to Red Bull Salzburg in Group B. Brendan Rodgers’ men knew they could afford to get a draw and qualify as runners-up behind the already-qualified Austrian side. Brendan Rodgers applauds the home fans after the full time whistle However, the result in the Rosenborg and RB Liepzig game meant their 2-0 deficit would see them crash out. Craig Gordon’s intercepted throw was the pick of the goals, with fans comparing the Scot to Liverpool flop Loris Karius. But Tore Reginiussen’s equaliser for Rosenborg ensured the Scottish side did progress ...

Arsenal 0-0 Sporting Lisbon: Gunners reach Europa League knockout stages as Danny Welbeck sustains horrifying injury

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Arsenal sealed their place in the last 32 of the Europa League after playing out a goalless draw at home to Sporting Lisbon. However, the generally flat contest was massively overshadowed by a worrying injury to Danny Welbeck in the first-half – Stephan Lichtsteiner also came off with a hamstring injury after the break. MORE […] talkSPORT
Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt the officials succumbed to pressure from Olympiakos players during his side's 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League play-off in Athens.The Clarets lost 3-1 in a game that saw their defender Ben Gibson sent off and both sides awarded a penalty.Dyche criticised the conduct of the home team in the tunnel at half-time. "They were waiting for the referee. You all saw the feel of the game was different in the second half," he said."The scenes I saw at half-time from all and sundry around the referee on their side, you're left scratching your head."All I keep getting told is respect the officials with your conduct around the referee."The score was 1-1 at the...