Marcos Alonso and Kepa save Chelsea against a good Slavia

The lateral scored in 86 'the only goal of a game that did not deserve to win. Kepa saved his people with two interventions of merit.


Victoria of Chelsea (0-1) in a tactical match that was decided in the 86 'with a goal by Marcos Alonso and in which a great Kepa saved the Londoners with two interventions that could have changed the sign of the match. Hazard played the final half hour and theirs improved with the entry, but did not deserve to leave with a victory to London.

Chelsea came in clear improvement game after chaining three wins in a row in the Premier that have boosted him to third place. Better frightened in a poor first part of Sarri's team. The Italian left Hazard on the bench to give him rest after three games in eight days and the shine left. Very small and defensive game of the English. The only thing that seemed interested in the tie was Willian with a zapatazo from outside the area that crashed into the crossbar. Little more of Chelsea during the first part.

El Slavia, by cons, raised a good game and based on intense pressure and control of possession, unsettled Chelsea. They were not going to make it easy for the Czechs, who did not lose their field since August 18. They also came from 'loading' Sevilla in the second round, in a great game that had to go to extra time. In spite of all this, during the first part Kepa did not get upset.

After the break Sarri's idea was to wait as long as possible without taking out Hazard with the aim of giving him rest. However the change was made wait only 14 minutes more. The entrance of the Belgian changed the face of the English and in a matter of minutes linked two consecutive occasions of Rudiger and Willian, in which they put Kolar to the test.

After After a few minutes of visiting dominance, Slavia took a step forward to to remind his rival how difficult it is to win at the Eden Arena. Traoré put to the test a sensational Kepa that was launched with everything to clear a poisoned ball. The Czechs were serious. They had it again after a center in which Kepa failed at the start. Boril, with a half scissors took the shot and made intervene again to the Spanish, the best of theirs.

Sin however in football you can not get lost a second and the topicazo of 'he who forgives ends up paying' is real. In the 86 ', Marcos Alonso found oil in a measured center of Willian. The Spanish headed the ball to the net, from inside the area and gave the victory to a Chelsea that did not deserve even the tie. Giant pace of the Sarri for the pass to the semifinals, which will have to certify next week at Stamford Bridge.



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