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Europa League: What Sarri said about Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Frankfurt

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Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri has explained the reason for his side not being able to beat Frankfurt in the semi-final of the Europa League.

Chelsea could not beat the German side in an open play. The Blues played out 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last night, same scoreline it end in Germany a week ago.

Chelsea went through to the Europa League finals having beaten Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.

Chelsea eventually did just enough to hold back the energetic German team. Maurizio Sarri acknowledged his team’s struggles in the match and found enough positives to call it “wonderful.”

Speaking at post-match press conference, the Italian said, “It was clear we were not able to score the second goal in the first half, the match was difficult. Also because, if you are not very, very compact on the pitch, they are dangerous.

“In an open match, they become really very dangerous. Or you are able to take control of the match for 90 minutes, to stay high and play in the opposing half, otherwise, they are very, very dangerous.

“We were not able to score the second goal in the first half and were in trouble in the first part of the second half.

“We did better after that and, in extra-time, we were really very tired. Also the opponents were very tired. I think it was a wonderful match.”

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