The Europa League semifinals are set after a wild Thursday

We had a wild Europa League Thursday all across the continent, we have the semifinals set with only one surprise out of the four quarterfinal series.

We’ve just experienced a wild Europa League quarterfinals’ second legs simultaneously and we finally have the semifinals.

The first legs of these quarterfinals were very exciting but we still didn’t know how it would all turn out in all four matches that took place today.

Perhaps the most surprising result of them all was the Eintracht Frankfurt vs Benfica match at PSD Bank Arena.

The Portuguese squad got a very comfortable 4-2 victory with a Joao Felix hat-trick included but the German squad came back from this deficit.

With goals from Kostic and Rode, Eintracht Frankfurt was able to win this match and qualify to the semifinals.

The Portuguese squad will have to wait another year in order to compete for some European silverware and young Joao Felix might not be around for that next season.

But we had another three matches happening at the same time, London brought us Eintracht Frankfurt’s rival between Chelsea FC and Slavia Prague.

The English club only had a 1-0 advantage from the first leg and they needed to get a convincing victory for this match at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea suffered against the Czech squad until the end

The Blues started the match in London with a smashing 3-0 before the 20th minute of the match.

Spaniard Pedro began the goal-fest after a beautiful one-two combination with Olivier Giroud at the start of the match.

The former Barcelona player finished above the Slavia goalkeeper and gave all the Chelsea fans some hope for that semifinal ticket.

Deli scored an own goal only four minutes later in order to grant the Blues with a 3-0 aggregate advantage that suddenly seemed unreachable by the Eastern European squad.

Pedro gave the courtesy back to Giroud not that soon after in order to get the 3-0 at home and the four-goal overall advantage.

This game seemed completely dominated by Maurizio Sarri’s squad but things were bound to get complicated for the English squad.

This is where the Soucek/Sevcik duo started to create problems for the weak Chelsea defense, the former scored the first goal through a header after a corner kick that didn’t seem to worry the Blues at Stamford Bridge just yet.

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Pedro’s brace calmed everybody down and they truly believe they weren’t going to have any problems in the second half.

But Petr Sevcik scored an outstanding brace that made Maurizio Sarri’s squad suffer throughout the second half until the final whistle.

Chelsea will meet Eintracht Frankfurt in the semifinals either way.

Arsenal and Valencia get the other semifinal key

The Gunners are the other English squad that confirms Premier League football is steadily coming back to dominance in Europe.

Unai Emery’s squad won a very defensive match at Napoli thanks to a beautiful free-kick scored by Alexandre Lacazzette during the first half of the game in San Paolo Stadium.

This result was good enough for the Gunners’ final 3-0 on the aggregate that will see them play against Valencia.

The Spanish squad had the least complicated quarterfinal series of the bunch against Villarreal.

The already had that 3-1 advantage from the first leg but they secured the semifinals with another two goals in Mestalla.

Toni Lato scored the first-half volley after an assist from Gonçalo Guedes, and Dani Parejo secured the final result with a deviated free-kick during the second half.

The Ches will face the Gunners in a very exciting semifinal series that will start at the Emirates Stadium on the first day of May.

Europa League football is finally on its final stretch for this season and we have some very interesting prospects to win the competition by the end of the season.

Two English clubs, one German, and another one from Spain complete the final four.

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