Result: Pedro nets away goal as Chelsea draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in Europa League
Chelsea have recorded a deserved 1-1 draw from the first leg of their Europa League semi-final with Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.
Luka Jovic put Frankfurt in front at the Commerzbank-Arena, but a well-taken goal from Pedro was the least that Chelsea deserved after initially being outplayed by their Bundesliga opponents.
The Blues wasted numerous opportunities to net more away goals, although they were perhaps fortunate to avoid suffering a late defeat after Frankfurt rallied during the closing minutes.
Chelsea started brightly in Germany and looked to take the game to their hosts, but Frankfurt quickly began to show that they were not intimidated by featuring in their first European semi-final for 39 years.
David Abraham should have done a lot better with a volley from 15 yards out after receiving the ball from a set piece, but Frankfurt deservedly took the lead at the midway point of the first half.