Dynamo Kiev vs Chelsea: Europa League score, goals and updates
DYNAMO KIEV 0-2 CHELSEA | GIROUD (5, 33)
Dynamo Kiev XI: Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shepeliev; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Sidcley; Garmash
Chelsea XI: Kepa; Zappacosta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Giroud, Willian
Callum Hudson-Odoi is named in Chelsea’s starting XI as Maurizio Sarri makes seven changes DYNAMO KIEV 0-2 CHELSEA Ruben Loftus-Cheek also starts in midfield with N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic Olivier Giroud opens the scoring for Chelsea Giroud doubles his tally in the 33rd-minute DYNAMO KIEV 0-2 CHELSEA | GIROUD 33: Lucky number eight up for Olivier Giroud, who is now the Europa League’s top scorer in this season’s Europa League! Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts the move by outmuscling three Kiev players before laying it wide. A lovely ball in from the left by Marcos Alonso and Giroud escapes his marker to calmly slot home.
39: In my younger days playing rugby, a team could forfeit with a gentleman’s handshake if they were 50-down. I’d like to see this introduced tonight…
36: Olivier Giroud has scored eight goals in his last seven Europa League appearances; no player has scored more in the competition this season.
35: This could be a long old night for Dynamo Kiev. They look like me in the final five minutes of a game of 5-a-side.
32: I guess it was quite a strange decision to bring Ethan Ampadu to the Ukraine and not even give him a place on the bench.
All the usual suspects among the substitutes tonight: Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro and Hazard.
30: Maurizio Sarri was worried that his side wouldn’t be able to play good football on this pitch tonight. They’ve done a mighty fine job so far.
27: Chelsea with 62 percent possession thus far. Olivier Giroud breaks behind the line and clips a ball back for N’Golo Kante – but Burda clears.
24: Tsygankov prepares to fire an ambitious free-kick from 30-yards out… straight into the wall. Not quite sure what he expected to happen there…
21: GOALLLFFFSIDEEE! Garmash has the ball in the back of the net after a splendid chipped finish but the offside flag is up against the forward.
Just a warning that Dynamo Kiev have some danger about them.
20: Napoli in total control against RB Salzburg. Arkadiusz Milik added to their 3-0 aggregate lead in the opening 15 minutes.
18: Olivier Giroud is now the joint top scorer in this season’s Europa League with seven. Red Bull Salzburg’s Munas Dabbur and Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder also have seven.
16: Another update, another chance for Chelsea. They aren’t half making light work of this pitch!
Olivier Giroud has another effort from a Willian corner but Dennis Boyko saves. Also, fair play to the Brazilian. His set-piece delivery has been excellent tonight – I’ve not been able to say that much recently… or ever.
13: Save! Goalkeeper Boyko drawn into action by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who plays a neat one-two with Marcos Alonso before seeing his low effort parried wide.
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Source:: Daily times