Rennes Fight Back to Stun 10-man Arsenal in Europa League4Photo© firstpost.com

Rennes Fight Back to Stun 10-man Arsenal in Europa League

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Chelsea outclassed Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday but Arsenal face an uphill task to make the quarter-finals after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at French club Rennes.

Napoli, Dynamo Zagreb, Villarreal and Valencia will also take victories into next week’s second legs, while Sevilla vs Slavia Prague and Eintracht Frankfurt vs Inter Milan ended all square.

Chelsea were by far the better side at Stamford Bridge – they had eight shots on target to Kiev’s none - but it was not until Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a third goal in stoppage time that the scoreline fully reflected their dominance.

The third goal for us is really very important,
Maurizio Sarri,
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