After the first leg draw in the Europa League semi-finals between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt, the Blues welcomed the German team to continue the battle for a place in final in Baku. Even though the home team didn’t cope with the expectations, and didn’t succeed to play their game, they got the win through the penalty shootout after 120 minutes which ended in the same result as in Germany – 1-1.
Maurizio Sarri couldn’t get his team to use the attacking patterns they have tended to since he came, due to Eintracht’s well-drilled high pressing. The English team played good in the first half, but right from the beginning of the second part of the game the away team was the slightly better side.
This tactical analysis will show you how Chelsea booked their spot in the final game, and how Adolf Hütter’s team won’t be lucky enough to visit Azerbaijan instead of their opponents.
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