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Europa League: Chelsea meet Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi


Chelsea still had problems against Slavia Prague despite an early lead. Arsenal made a free-kick from Alexandre Lacazette in Napoli - and Valencia did not have much trouble in the derby against Villarreal.


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Chelsea have moved into the semi-finals of the Europa League by beating Slavia Prague 4: 3 (4: 1). After the 1-0 in the first leg, the Londoners led after 17 minutes 3: 0, but had to tremble at the end still to the success. In the round of the last four teams Chelsea meets on 2 and 9 May Eintracht Frankfurt, which prevailed by a 2-0 against Benfica Lisbon (every 21 clock, TV: RTL, live ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE).

The goals for the Premier League club were achieved by Pedro (5th minute, 27th), Prague's Simon Deli with an own goal (10th) and Olivier Giroud (17th). Prague scored again with goals from Tomas Soucek (26th) and Petr Sevcik (51st, 55th), but in the end did not manage to turn the duel over.

It caused Prague Deli for a slapstick own goal. A cross from Chelsea's Eden Hazard on the far post shot Pedro to the post just outside the goal. From there, the ball hit the head of the center-back from close range, who unintentionally scored to make it 2-0.

Although Chelsea had gone into the game as a big favorite, they did not score in the second half. The Czech outsider, who unexpectedly threw FC Sevilla out in the second round, missed out on the surprise in the second half of the season, despite several declarations.

SSC Napoli - Arsenal FC 0: 1 (0: 1)

The second London club has made it to the semi-finals. After 2-0 in the first leg Arsenal handed in Naples a goal by Alexandre Lacazette to get relatively relaxed a round on.

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Lacazette (number 9) hits the goal line, Meret (left) is caught on the wrong foot.

The Frenchman scored a free kick from over 25 meters into the goalkeeping corner (36). Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret had speculated on a shot over the wall and was surprised. Arsenal face Valencia in the semi-final.

Valencia CF - Villarreal 2: 0 (1: 0)

He prevailed in the eastern Spanish "Derbi de la Comunitat" against Villarreal. After a 3-1 win in the first leg, Valencias Toni Lato finished after 13 minutes, the hopes of the guests who are in 15th than the Primera División in relegation battle.

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Everyone loves Dani: Captain Parejo (10) can be celebrated for his 2-0.

In the second half Villarreal made the game and had 13 degrees. But the goal was scored by the hosts. Valencia captain Dani Parejo scored the final decision with a deflected free kick (54 ').

The semi-finals at a glance:
Eintracht Frankfurt - Chelsea
Arsenal FC - Valencia CF (both May 2, 9 pm)
Chelsea FC - Eintracht Frankfurt
Valencia CF - Arsenal FC (both May 9, 9 pm)

Source: spiegel

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