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Dynamo Kiev - Chelsea
Europa League - 15 March 2019
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- End of 2nd Half
A demolition from Chelsea, and it's Giroud's perfect hat-trick which steered them towards an 8-0 aggregate win!
The Blues cruise into Friday's quarter-final draw!
Just two minutes added on.
- OffVolodymir ShepelevDynamo Kiev
- OnOleksandr AndriyevskiyDynamo Kiev
Final sub of the night!
The camera cuts to tens of topless Dynamo fans singing the night away. Crazy bunch.
- OffSidcleyDynamo Kiev
- OnEvgen SmyrnyDynamo Kiev
- GoalCallum Hudson-OdoiChelsea
ANOTHER CHELSEA GOAL!
Giroud turns provider, picking out Hudson-Odoi who bears down on goal before slotting it past Boyko. A determined celebration from the England youngster too.
On comes Pedro for Willian.
- Yellow cardCésar AzpilicuetaChelsea
Four minutes on the pitch, and Azpilicueta gets a yellow for tugging Sidcley's shirt.
JUST WIDE! Close from Alonso, but it's a couple of yards wide of the near post.
Now a free-kick about 30 yards out, looks as though Alonso fancies this one as well...
- OffDavide ZappacostaChelsea
- OnCésar AzpilicuetaChelsea
Zappacosta is down and that's his game over. He hobbles off and is replaced by Azpilicueta.
Not Garmash's night tonight. Ball in the net twice, offside twice, and now he sends a tough header over.
- OffN'Golo KantéChelsea
And now Kante goes off for Jorginho.
- OffSerhiy SydorchukDynamo Kiev
- OnTchê TchêDynamo Kiev
First Dynamo sub.
WHAT A SAVE! It's a stunning stop from Boyko, who tips Alonso's effort onto the crossbar - all the more impressive as he's by the other post to check the wall as Alonso takes it.
- Yellow cardVitaliy MikolenkoDynamo Kiev
First yellow of the evening and now Chelsea have a free-kick 20 yards out. Alonso will be licking his lips...
- GoalOlivier GiroudChelsea
Chelsea have a free-kick out wide... Willian crosses it in and there is Giroud to head in his third of the evening! He's now the outright top scorer in this season's Europa League with NINE goals.
That missed opportunity has taken the fight out of Dynamo, as if the 3-0 scoreline (and 6-0 on aggregate) hadn't already - so close to giving their fans something to cheer about, not sure how they didn't!
SAVE & OFF THE POST! How have Dynamo not scored?? Sydorchuk has two bites at the cherry from eight yards out, but Kepa saves his attempt before the second strike hits the woodwork!
Moments later they have the ball in the back of the net, but Garmash is offside again.
Mykolenko is down holding his face after a collision with Giroud - the Frenchman does catch him on the jaw with his arm, but it looked accidental.
Imagine Hazard will remain on the bench ahead of Chelsea's trip to Everton on Sunday. Pedro and Barkley the only other attacking options.
- 2nd Half
Back under way. Can Dynamo salvage some pride? Will Chelsea twist the knife?
Thanks for staying with me... don't go switching to The One Show just because this tie is over.
- End of 1st Half
Chelsea cruising. Giroud has two, Alonso one. Chelsea 6-0 up on aggregate!
- GoalMarcos AlonsoChelsea
Seconds before half-time Alonso taps in from Hudson-Odoi's cross for Chelsea's third goal on the night! It caps off a fine opening 45 minutes for the visitors.
Kick-off for that game is 8pm and we'll be covering it on Eurosport, don't you worry.
Back in Kiev, just the one minute added on.
Back in Blighty, Arsenal have a 3-1 deficit to overturn!
Again it's Hudson-Odoi and Giroud who link-up well in attack, but the final pass just comes off Giroud's heel and Dynamo clear.
Chelsea just enjoying themselves out there now. Giroud and Hudson-Odoi combine nicely but the latter sees his shot blocked.
- GoalOlivier GiroudChelsea
Another tap-in for Giroud - and that's now EIGHT goals in Europe for the forward this season. The Frenchman is in the right place to turn in Alonso's inch-perfect cross. A move started by Loftus-Cheek too, who showed great strength to get the attack going.
Crowd gets excited as Sidcley works himself some space out on the left, but he slips, the flag goes up for offside anyway, and Chelsea have the ball once more.
Giroud just hobbling round a bit but looks like he'll be good to continue for now.
CLOSE! Brilliant work from Kante down the right and he carries it and carries it into the Dynamo half before picking out Giroud, who tries to return the favour with a dinked cross, but Kedziora is there to clear the danger.
Jorginho all smiles!
Tsygankov sends a free-kick into the wall and then sees his follow-up attempt blocked. Dynamo giving a good account of themselves in the past few minutes - they may as well give it a go.
Dynamo have the ball in the back of the net, their fans are cheering but the flag went up long ago with Garmash offside before he lifted the ball over Kepa...
(Some fans are STILL cheering some 20 seconds later)
Chelsea just strolling around now, happy to pass it around, the tie is done and dusted. It's just about getting through the next 70 minutes unscathed.
Chelsea pass their way out of trouble beautifully and go on the counter with Loftus-Cheek and Willian combining nicely, but the latter's cross is too close to Boyko.
Pitch does look patchy in places but it doesn't seem to have caused too many problems so far - will only get colder...
CLOSE! From the resulting corner it's Giroud who rises highest to meet it, but his header is straight at Boyko.
SAVE! Delightful Chelsea move down the left-hand side and Loftus-Cheek gets a shot away from a narrow angle, but Boyko gets down to parry it out for a corner.
Giroud, Giroud, Giroud is on fire (in this comp).
Giroud's 50th European appearance too.
Oh, and if it wasn't already, this tie is over.... Dynamo need FIVE WITHOUT REPLY.
- GoalOlivier GiroudChelsea
GOAL CHELSEA! The perfect start... Up the other end Zappacosta wins a corner for Chelsea this time - Willian goes over to take, and his cross is flicked on by Loftus-Cheek to Giroud, who taps in his seventh goal in this season's Europa League!
The cross comes in and Zappacosta hoofs it out for a corner... Dynamo play it short before eventually crossing in and it's Rudiger who clears.
Chelsea with most of the ball early on, but Dynamo have a free-kick out wide in a decent position after Rudiger fouls Garmash.
- 1st Half
And away we go... Let's see if this pitch really is a problem! Chelsea and Sarri would love nothing better than to get through the next 90 minutes without a hitch.
Willian leads Chelsea out in their yellower than yellow away gear.
Dynamo's hardcore fans look up for this, can their side get back into it? We're about to find out.
On BT Sport, Sarri has just reiterated his concerns over the pitch - looks cold out there in Kiev...
Sarri does not want to see his Chelsea team sidetracked with a Sunday trip to Everton on the horizon...
"We need application, otherwise if you concede a goal, you can be mentally in trouble. We need to go there with a high level of attention."
The odds firmly in Chelsea's favour - 90 per cent of sides to score at least three goals in the first leg of a Europa League knockout tie have progressed to the next round (73/81).
Bale coming back to the Prem?
Maurizio Sarri has called tonight's pitch "dangerous", but UEFA responded...
"UEFA's pitch quality advisors have been in direct contact with the grounds team of NSK Olimpiyskyi stadium since the beginning of the season and supported them throughout.
"The current issues with the pitch are mainly aesthetic and do not present the risks of playability."
Will be intriguing to see if there are any issues tonight.
Huzzah. Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi (who scored the third goal last week) both start as Sarri makes seven changes to the side that drew with Chelsea. Hazard and Pedro on the bench if needs be, but barring a Dynamo comeback it’s unlikely we’ll see them feature - Hazard, anyway, you would imagine.
Shall we take minutes for Barkley replacing Kovacic? I’ll go for the 64th…
Dynamo Kiev XI: Bokyo, Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Mykolenko, Sydorchuk, Shepeliev, Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley, Garmash.
Subs: Bushchan, Tche Tche, Andriyevskiy, Bueno, Shabanov, Smirniy, Alibekov.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Zappacosta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian.
Subs: Caballero, Jorginho, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Azpilicueta, Luiz.
Those pesky 5.55pm kick-offs! Did you remember? Definitely did not remember just some two hours ago myself...
Chelsea have one foot in the quarter-finals after winning the first leg 3-0 last week – let’s see if Dynamo Kiev turn up and turn this into a contest.
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