Europa League: Alonso's Late Goal Earns Chelsea Win In Prague
Europa League: Alonso’s Late Goal Earns Chelsea Win In Prague

A late header by Marcos Alonso handed Chelsea a narrow 1-0 victory in their Europa League quarter-final first-leg with Slavia Prague.

Alonso slid in to meet Willian’s inch-perfect ball with four minutes of normal time remaining to give Chelsea a scarcely deserved win in the Czech Republic.

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It was just their second attempt on target in a below par performance and for long periods it looked like Willian’s bending effort which crashed against the bar would be the closest they came to a goal.

But the Brazilian was their best player on the night and his moment of quality means they’ll head back to Stamford Bridge for the second leg with a slender advantage.