Chelsea vs. Basel: 6 Things We Learned in Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg

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Chelsea vs. Basel: 6 Things We Learned in Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg
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Chelsea took an important step toward qualifying for the UEFA Europa League final with a 2-1 semifinal first-leg win at Basel on Thursday in Switzerland.

Victor Moses put the visitors ahead with a first-half header before Basel equalized through a controversial penalty in the 87th minute. David Luiz scored the winner from a free kick in second-half stoppage time, moments after escaping a potential red card for a studs-up challenge.

Here are six lessons from the match.

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