Basel 1- Chelsea 2: the referee turned a liar
Chelsea got a great result against Basel in Switzerland to qualify for the final of the Europa League by winning 1-2 in a match where the referee rolled well bundled, as otherwise, is becoming usual. Maybe the meeting began Basel, spurred by the great atmosphere recorded Sankt Jakob-Park, but it was the Chelsea team that first hit. After ten minutes of play, Sommer saved a goal from Lampard sending the ball to a corner. In that corner, Lampard hung the ball after a shot from Ivanovic, Moses deviated from head to overtake the English side.
That allowed both Chelsea taking the game more calmly, while he is devoting himself to void any attempt to attack the Basel. The Blues’ They could go into the break with a greater advantage, but Sommer and lack of precision shunned. Swiss goalkeeper saved a shot from Ramires and Hazard had a clear chance, but he failed to control his shot and then went near the left post.
The start of the second half was a whirlwind. Stocker sent a shot wood and Torres responded three minutes later in the same way. The Spanish took a pass from Hazard and his shot hit the post. After that start, the party relaxed. Changes which were given another power to Basel, which it improved its contribution to the first part.
The same happened with Mata at Chelsea, because the astuariano always gives another team speed. The protagonist of the last stretch of the match was the referee. First he forgave David Luiz red in a grueling entrance on Degen and two minutes later a penalty was invented Azpilicueta on Stocker. Schär free to got a draw that gave life to Basel in qualifying.
But there was the discount and many things to say. Chelsea could win first with a shot from Terry head, but Sommer made a spectacular stop to avoid both. Just before the referee signaled the end of the game, David Luiz on a free kick got the final 2-1. Final madness that allows the set of Rafa Benitez ride home with a very good result to reach the final.
Benfica, the limit of KO
In the other semifinal Benfica came out alive from his visit to Istanbul. True, lost by the minimum, but as the match went, received little damage to the merits that made the Fenerbahçe. Turkish enjoyed occasions to sentence the tie, but they did not take them. Three-one penalty sticks- They deprived the Ottomans in a more comfortable victory.