England, Cobham training ground

UEFA Youth League Quarter-finals

Chelsea U19 – Dinamo Zagreb U19 4 – 2 , 3.4.2019

Source: Chelsea FC

Chelsea (3-5-2) Karlo Ziger; Joseph Colley, Marc Guehi, Ian Maatsen; Tariq Lamptey, Billy Gilmour, Luke McCormick, Conor Gallagher, Juan Castillo; Daishawn Redan, Charlie Brown (George McEachran 58)
Unused substitutions Nicolas Tie, Clinton Mola, Marcel Lavinier, George Nunn, Henry Lawrence, Marcel Lewis
Scorer McCormick 77, 87
Booked Lamptey, Maatsen

Dinamo Zagreb (4-2-3-1) Dinko Horkas (c); Tin Hrvoj, Josip Sutalo, Josko Gvardiol, Filip Antovski (Vedad Radonja 37); Bartol Franjic, Marko Gjira (Luka Pavlak 84); Marijo Cuze, Edin Julardzija (Omar Kocar 79), Antonio Marin; Leon Sipos (Roko Baturina 79)
Unused substitutions Renato Josipovic, Dominik Resetar, Dino Kapitanovic
Scorer Marin 41, 57
Booked Julardzija, Gijra

Referee Radu Petrescu (ROU)


Dinamo was looking to claim another English scalp after knocking out Liverpool last month to secure a place in their first Youth League quarter-final and the Croatians were able to settle quickly  in Cobham. They took the early sting out of the contest as both sides struggled to fashion openings throughout the first 20 minutes, with the hosts foiled by a deep-lying defence and an inconsistent final ball.

Dinamo’s game plan was working nicely and were leading 2-0. Chelsea was down two goals with less than 15 minutes remaining. But then Luke McCormick became the hero of the day by scoring two goals to force extra time against the visitors. The game eventually went to penalties through which Chelsea secured the U19’s passage through to the semifinal.

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