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It is Another All English Final after Chelsea, Arsenal Win

Eden Hazard scored the winning penalty as Chelsea edged past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up an all-English Europa League final against Arsenal.

Hazard, who could have played his final game for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, converted after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved from both Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia.

Chelsea will now meet Arsenal in the final in Baku on 29 May and the result means both the Champions League and Europa League final will be played between English clubs this season – the first time all four finalists in Europe’s top two competitions have come from one nation.

In the other semi-final Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick for Arsenal sent them to the final against Chelsea as they won in Valencia for a 7-3 aggregate victory.

The Gunners are now one win away from Champions League qualification, while manager Unai Emery can make history by winning a record fourth Europa League crown.

Trailing 3-1 from the first leg in London, Kevin Gameiro’s close-range effort had given the hosts the early impetus.

However, Aubameyang’s right-foot volley from 20 yards levelled matters before Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal ahead with a placed effort into the right corner.

Gameiro, a four-time winner of the competition at Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, tapped in Valencia’s second of the night before Aubameyang rounded off the scoring.

The Gabon forward slid in from Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross and then blasted emphatically into the top corner late on to complete his hat-trick and a 4-2 win.

It means Arsenal, whose first away game of this Europa League campaign was in Azerbaijan against FK Qarabag, will return to the country to face Maurizio Sarri’s side in the final on Wednesday, 29 May (20:00 BST).

It will be the first all-English affair since Tottenham defeated Wolves over two legs in 1972, when the competition was known as the Uefa Cup – and the first time that all four finalists in Europe’s top two club competitions have come from one nation.

(Source: BBC)

11 Comments

  1. Frank

    congraturations guys u deserve it,u take sports seriously u have invested massively in it and u r now reping good results

  2. Ba Chelsea from makeni

    I would like to say congratulations to all the English sides for making it to the finals of Europe’s top competition s. Go go Chelsea .

  3. Muchede wabache

    London soldier arsenal go-go we need a goals

  4. Owen masumo

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  5. m.mwambilwa

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  6. cespas from kamwala south

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  7. yona

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  8. SMZ

    The Blues will Cary the cup ,no doubt .

  9. Elvis

    Blues for life

  10. Gibson Chisenga

    Go go go go go go go go go go gogo go go Chelsea we are behind you .All the best to my team blues .

  11. Vincent chola

    Go-Go Arsenal, am behind you..

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