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Saturday, August 3, 2019
Report: Borussia Mochenglabach 2-2 Chelsea FC
Chelsea came back to earn a draw in their final pre-season game, finishing at 2-2 against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Gladbach struck first inside the opening 12 minutes thanks to Alassane Plea's excellent finish – Kepa Arrizabalaga's pass intercepted, allowing Plea burst forward and strick low past the Spaniard to give the hosts the advantage.
The Foals doubled their lead just before half-time, as Jonas Hofmann got his name on the scoresheet. Played through by Plea, the German coolly passed it
through Arrizabalaga's legs to help Gladbach entered the break with a 2-0 lead.
After a string of excellent saves from Yann Sommer, Chelsea finally got past the Swiss through two successful penalties. First, Tammy Abraham stepped up and rolled the ball past Sommer, before Ross Barkley sent him the wrong way with a well-hit penalty to level it up.