Chelsea manager refused to watch his side as they won in the penalty shoot out against Frankfurt last night.
The manager disclosed that he didn’t want to suffer watching his boys with high hopes.
He prefered leaving and later be told the result as the side had similar scores just like the first leg (1-1).
Chelsea was in control of the full match and would have had an easy win but an early Reuben Loftus-Cheek goal was shattered by Luka Jovic’s strike into the second half.
The sides struggled greatly to make sure that they make it to the next round. Even David Luiz had to save an almost scored goal.
Multiple number of injuries and bookings clearly details how tough the match was.
With Christensen and Sebastian Rode injured and substituted for Davide Zappacosta and Guzman respectively, the sides pushed the struggles into a penalty shoot-out.
This was several minutes after Arsenal had beat Valencia and are already waiting in the final for their next opponent.
Chelsea’s manager was too scared to watch this deciding moment as he gently walked away.
First Haller for Frankfurt then Barkley for Chelsea, Jovic continued the score line but Azpilicueta cut this line and reduced Chelsea’s hope after misfiring his penalty shoot.
Guzman stregthened Frankfurt hopes when he succesfully converted his own penalty into a goal then Jorginho gave little hope to his side and keeper when he also scored his shoot.
This went a long way in motivating Kepa Arrizabalaga to stopping Martin Hinteregger’s shoot which solidified their win after David Luiz scored his and Kepa stopped Cancelo’s fire.
The team’s hope for a final match with Arsenal at Baki was now in Eden Hazard’s hands which he didn’t let the team down as he successfully netted the ball leaving the German side so frustrated.
But as they went on to celebrate their victory, Frankfurt’s manager disclosed that he is not dissapointed in his boys and that they have done well to have come this far.
He went on to share that his side has an important fixture that would determine if they would be back at the Champions league or not and that they needed to be focused at winning that match now.
Meanwhile this would be first time teams from a particular league would be dominating the finals of both the Europa league and the Champions league after two historic come backs from Tottenham and Liverpool against Ajax and Barcelona respectively.
The Blues would go on to face Arsenal for the Europa League final while Liverpool would match against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1; 3 days after the Europa League final.
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