Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Chelsea: Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley score from penalty spot as Blues come from two goals behind
- Borussia Monchengladbach went ahead in 13th minute through Alassane Plea
- The hosts then doubled their lead on 39 minutes thanks to Jonas Hofmann
- But Chelsea found a way back into the game through a Tammy Abraham penalty
- Then in the 86th minute, Ross Barkley rescued a draw from the spot in Germany
Chelsea came from two goals behind to earn a hard-fought draw against Borussia Monchengladbach in their final pre-season game.
Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley stepped up from the penalty spot in the second half to ensure Frank Lampard’s side walked away with a draw.
The Blues looked to be heading to a final pre-season defeat on Saturday ahead of their opening Premier League game away to Manchester United next weekend.
Ross Barkley earned a draw for Chelsea late on against Borussia Monchengladbach
The England international slotted home from the penalty spot in the 86th minute on Saturday
The Bundesliga outfit had got off to the perfect start in the first half thanks to goals from Alassane Plea and Jonas Hofmann.
Plea broke the deadlock in the 13th minute after dipping his shoulder brilliantly on the edge of the box before firing home into the bottom corner.
They then extended their advantage on 39 minutes thanks to Hofmann, who beat Chelsea’s dodgy high line to slot home under Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea had it all to do in the second half but they managed to find a route back into the game in the 59th minute as Abraham sent Yann Sommer – who had a brilliant game – the wrong way.
Tammy Abraham gave Chelsea a route back into the game in the 59th minute in Germany
Abraham sends the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot in the second half
Frank Lampard’s side begin their Premier League campaign away to Manchester United
Barkley had a golden opportunity to level the scoring late on after going clear through on goal with just Sommer to beat but he somehow dragged his effort wide of the left post.
However, he made amends just moments later from the penalty spot once again for Chelsea.
The England international coolly slotted home from 12 yards out to earn a draw in the 86th minute for the Premier League outfit.
Jonas Hofmann gave the hosts a 2-0 lead after poking home under Kepa Arrizabalaga
Alassane Plea (centre) is congratulated after giving the Bundesliga side the lead on 13 minutes
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