Chelsea have reached the last 16 of the Europa League after Eden Hazard’s stunning strike in the 92nd minute salvaged a 1-1 draw against Sparta Prague at Stamford Bridge for a 2-1 aggregate success.
Sparta Prague took the lead when David Lafata fired home from close range in the 17th minute.
Sparta always remained a threat on the break and Marek Matejovský was left wondering what might have been when he drove a shot wide of goal from distance on 63 minutes with Petr Cech clearly beaten.
Hazard grabbed the all-important goal during extra time to put the Blues through on aggregate.
In extra time Kadlec sliced an effort wide of goal before Cahill came up with a timely block to deny the Czech Republic forward seconds before Hazard finished off a home break with Chelsea’s late winner.