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Pedro’s brace fired Chelsea into the Europa League semi-finals following a thrilling 4-3 (5-3 aggregate) win over Slavia Prague on Thursday night.
The Spaniard saw his delightful chipped effort open the scoring in just the fifth minute before he struck the post but saw the ball rebound off Simon Deli’s face and into the net five minutes later.
Olivier Giroud then netted his 10th Europa League goal of the season from Pedro’s pass before Slavia Prague captain Tomas Soucek handed the visitors hope with a fierce effort from a corner kick.
Despite Pedro’s 27th-minute goal seemingly taking the game out of reach for Slavia Prague, Petr Sevcik’s stunning second-half brace highlighted once again the startling difference in performances for Chelsea in the first and second halves of many matches this season.
However, Maurizio Sarri’s side survived a second-half scare to progress to the Europa League last four where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt.