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Dynamo Kiev vs. Chelsea, Europa League: Live blog

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LIVE BLOG

90+2min: Full time, though this game and tie were long over. Chelsea win, easily!

90min: Chelsea have a late corner, which Hudson-Odoi takes. Everyone misses it in the penalty area. 2 minutes added on.

84min: Dynamo win a corner after Rudiger blocks a cross, which Chelsea defend well enough.

83min: Chelsea almost in twice, but first Pedro’s ball is a bit behind Giroud then Kovacic’s through ball is just a bit too strong for Hudson-Odoi.

78min: GOAL!! Like clockwork, the Callum Hudson-Odoi goal arrives as well. Great work and pass from Giroud to find the streaking CHO up the left channel and he makes no mistake. 0-5, CHELSA; 0-8 on aggregate.

74min: Final Chelsea change of the match is Pedro on for Willian.

73min: Azpilicueta earns himself a yellow card for pulling back Sidcley. Chelsea clear the free kick.

71min: Kovacic wins a foul in a shooting position. Alonso again goes close, missing the near post this time by a couple feet.

68min: Zappacosta seems to have picked up a knock, but was due to be replaced by Azpilicueta anyway. Azpi takes the armband from Willian.

65min: Sydorchuk makes way to Tche Tche. Jorginho replaces Kante.

63min: Rudiger almost gets on the scoresheet after Alonso wins a foul near the left touchline, but the goalkeeper holds on at the second time of asking.

62min: Alonso takes ... and hits the bar after the goalkeeper scrambles to get a couple fingertips to it! He was still adjusting the wall! So close!

61min: Hudson-Odoi drives at the backline and wins the foul 20 yards out. Mykolenko gets a yellow.

59min: GOAL!!! Giroud!! Zappacosta wins the free kick by the corner flag. Willian chips it in, and Giroud is wide open 5 yards out to head home his hat-trick. 0-4, CHELSEA!!!

58min: RLC waltzes through the midfield yet again, but passes up the opportunity to play in CHO, cutting in from the right. Chelsea maintain possession.

55min: Zappacosta gives the ball away but Dynamo waste another chance with an inaccurate ball across the top of the box. Chelsea are asleep at the wheel, understandably so.

53min: Ebullient Dynamo come again, but Zappacosta eventually clears with a header. Hudson-Odoi and Kovacic complete the clearance by playing out with ease and confidence.

51min: But Chelsea give the ball away and Kepa has to make a much better save on Sydorchuk, who then hits the rebound into the post! Letoff for Chelsea.

50min: Dynamo have a shot on target! Kepa gathers easily.

49min: Mykolenko gets an accidental elbow to the jaw by Giroud. Seems okay to carry on after spitting out some blood. Injuries (for either side) are probably the only worry about this point.

46min: No changes for either side as the match gets restarted. Willian wins a throw high up, but is not given. Chelsea have it back anyway.


HALF-TIME: Chelsea dominant.

45+1min: GOAL!!! Chelsea make it 3-0 as Hudson-Odoi and Giroud play it around the defenders and find Alonso for a simple tap in. 0-3 on the night, 0-6 on aggregate!

45min: Chelsea with a couple late corners, as one minute is added on. Kedziora and Rudiger getting into it, but no real danger from them.

43min: Willian leveled in the center of the pitch. Sydorchuk whistled for the late step across.

42min: Great through ball from Hudson-Odoi finds Giroud inside the area, but he can’t quite sort out his feet. The ball hits his back leg and the easy chance is gone.

40min: Willian takes the corner, which is sliced over the top of his own net by Garmash. Willian takes the next corner as well, which is flicked just over at the near post by Giroud.

39min: Hudson-Odoi pops up in a more familiar position, cutting in from the flank and combining with Giroud, but his shot is blocked for a corner.

38min: Hudson-Odoi tracks the ball all the way across the pitch, then wins it off Tsygankov by pressuring him. Defensive phasing like a boss!

36min: RLC earns a foul as Chelsea continue to dominate proceedings. Giroud then falls hard on his back after an acrobatic flick, but seems okay to carry on.

33min: GOAL!! Loftus-Cheek starts the move with a great turn and run, finding Alonso on the left, who puts in a fantastic early cross for Giroud to tap home. 0-2, CHELSEA!! 0-5 on aggregate.

32min: RLC combines with Kovacic but can’t quite beat Kedziora in a foot race, who makes a last ditch sliding tackle to prevent any further danger.

30min: Giroud gets a sore one on a flick as his toes get stepped on. He looks fine to carry on.

28min: Kovacic toys with three in the center before eventually he gets leveled by Burda. Chelsea maintain possession from the free kick until Kante tries to take on one too many, but Dynamo’s counter is poor and Chelsea have it back.

26min: Kante streams forward down the right and finds Giroud in the area. A great first touch takes him past his man, but is too far wide for a shot. A cutback doesn’t reach Willian and Dynamo clear.

23min: Dynamo suddenly resurgent after that chance and win a foul through Sidcley. 30 yards out, quite central. Tsygankov goes for goal but hits it into the wall and the rebound is blocked for a throw by Kante. Dynamo then stray offside from the throw-in and the sequence ends.

21min: Mykolenko beats Kante on the left touchline and finds Garmash with a through ball, who beats Kepa with a great finish. But Garmash was many steps offside and the goal is rightly called off.

18min: Chelsea string a few dozen passes together in a bit of training exercise before Willian gives it away with a chipped effort. Dynamo can’t do anything with it and Chelsea have it back. Rinse, repeat.

11min: Alonso and Loftus-Cheek weave some magic on the left flank. RLC beats one and almost smuggles it past the goalkeeper, who parries for a corner. Giroud again gets to Willian’s corner, but this time the header is straight at the goalkeeper who catches it easily.

10min: With the tie effectively over, the early intensity has gone out of the match and the crowd. Hudson-Odoi gets on the ball, Kante crosses, Dynamo clear, but Chelsea have it back and continue dominating possession.

5min: GOAL!! Chelsea’s turn for a corner. Willian takes, it’s flicked on at the near post by Loftus-Cheek, and it falls to Giroud who taps it in with ease. 0-1, CHELSEA! 0-4 on aggregate! Dynamo would need 5 at this point to advance. Surely, tie over.

3min: Rudiger gives away a free kick on the left touchline. Dynamo swing it in and Zappacosta clears for a corner at the near post. That’s taken short, cleared, then cleared again.

KICK-OFF: Chelsea in all yellow, the home side in white with blue accents. A packed house of almost 70,000. Captain Willian leads the hand-shake line. Christensen with the long-ball down the left flank, and Chelsea establish early possession.


Chelsea have a 3-0 lead from the first leg and are looking to get back on the winning track after the weekend’s disappointing 1-1 draw.

Time to take care of business.

RLC and CHO both start!

Here we go.


Dynamo Kiev starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Boyko | Mykolenko, Kadar, Burda, Kedziora | Shepeliev, Sydorchuk (c) | Sidcley, Shaparenko, Tsygankov | Garmash

Substitutes from: Bushchan, Tche Tche, Andriyevskiy, Bueno, Shabanov, Smirniy, Alibekov

Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3):
Arrizabalaga | Alonso, Christensen, Rudiger, Zappacosta | Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Kante | Willian (c), Giroud, Hudson-Odoi

Substitutes from: Caballero, Jorginho, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Azpilicueta, David Luiz


Date / Time: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 17:55 GMT; 1:55pm EDT; 11:25pm IST
Venue: NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kiev, Ukraine
Referee: Tobias Stieler

On TV: BT Sport 3 (UK); UniMás (USA); SONY TEN 2 (India); elsewhere
Streaming online: BT Sport Live (UK); B/R Live, Univision NOW (USA); SONY LIV (India)


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