Alvaro Morata earns Europa League victory for Chelsea against Vidi

first_img 2 2 BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Alvaro Morata finally found the target in the Europa League as Chelsea beat Hungarian champions Vidi 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.Morata missed a host of chances in the opening Group L win at PAOK in Greece two weeks ago and spurned a glorious opportunity in the first half on Thursday night. MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Cesc Fabregas’ cross from the right channel was flicked on by Willian and Morata got in front of his marker to prod the ball in for his second goal of the season.Vidi might have been level when substitute Istvan Kovacs stole in behind the Chelsea defence, forcing Kepa Arrizabalaga into a smart save late on, as a supposedly easy night proved anything but at Stamford Bridge.Nonetheless, Chelsea build a three-point lead at the top of Group L with two wins from two games. REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Morata desperately needed that goal silverware The Blues were made to work for the victory The 25-year-old made amends with 20 minutes to go, but only after Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had turned to Eden Hazard in a bid to break a deadlock which stood due to the Blues’ wasteful finishing.Morata, called up by Spain earlier on Thursday, missed a guilt-edged chance after 17 minutes.Pedro fed his compatriot, who took one touch and prodded his second over goalkeeper Tomas Tujvel, but wide of the goal.Morata looked desperately short of confidence throughout, but found redemption in the second-half. ADVICE REVEALED RANKED huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injurylast_img read more