Europa League: Arsenal-Valencia and Frankfurt-Chelsea in Semi-Final

Arsenal, Valencia, frankfurt and chelsea are in the Europa League Semi-final

Thursday 18th April 18, 2019, the English Arsenal Chelsea, as well as Valencia and Frankfurt, qualified for the semi-final of the Europa League.

England will be represented by two clubs in the semi-final of the Europa League: Arsenal will face Valencia while Chelsea will challenge Frankfurt , after the quarter-final return played Thursday 18th April, 2019.

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Arsenal, winner 2-0 of Naples in the first leg, won in Italy 1-0. Valencia, who won 3-1 at Villarreal, managed 2-0 at Mestalla. After winning 1-0 in Prague, Chelsea beat Slavia 4-3 in pain. Frankfurt, defeated 4-2 in Lisbon, snatched their qualification by beating Benfica 2-0 in return.

Arsenal quickly extinguished the hot stadium San Paolo thanks to a superb free kick from Alexandre Lacazette (36th).

Three C3

The quest for another victory in the Europa League continues for Gunners coach Unai Emery, a specialist in the competition with three consecutive C3s gleaned in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at the head of Sevilla FC.

The Basque technician will find in half the Spanish Valencia, club where he has officiated for four seasons and he had also led to this stage of the competition in 2012. But Emery will surely do without Aaron Ramsey, hit a thigh in Naples.

Like Arsenal, Valencia also secured early in the semis. Teammates Kevin Gameiro opened the scoring in the 12th minute by Antonio Latorre after a ball stolen by Gonzalo Guedes, already decisive in the first by registering a doubled. The Valencians doubled the free kick from Daniel Parejo (54).

Awesome audience

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea had some fears against Slavia. Winners 1-0 in Prague in the first leg, the Blues have started perfectly thanks to an avalanche of goals in the first period: doubled Pedro (originally also the 3rd) and Giroud goal, the 10th in this C3 for the French . Back in the locker room 4-1, after a reduction in the Czech score, the English conceded two more goals just after the restart, all registered by Petr Sevcik.

Driven by its impressive crowd, Frankfurt, currently 4th Bundesliga, has turned the tide against Benfica. The Germans opened the scoring by Filip Kostic (36), then Sebastian Rode sent the Eintracht in half (67).

The semi-finals go Arsenal-Valencia and Frankfurt-Chelsea will take place on May 2nd, returning May 9th

The Spanish midfielder Chelsea Pedro scorer against Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final return on 18 April 2019 in London
The Spanish midfielder Chelsea Pedro scorer against Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final return on 18 April 2019 in London. (© AFP / Adrian DENNIS)


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