Europa: It’s Another All-English Final of Arsenal v Chelsea

Europa: It’s Another All-English Final of Arsenal v Chelsea

September 8, 2020 uttpdooa 0

first_imgBefore the shoot out, both teams had tied 1-1 (2-2 aggregate).In Valencia, Spain, a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick helped Arsenal into the final of the Europa League as they won for a 7-3 aggregate victory.The Gunners are now just 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 for the final on Wednesday, 29 May (20:00 BST).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Eden Hazard scored the winning penalty last night as Chelsea edged past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up an all-English Europa League final against Arsenal.Earlier on Wednesday, Tottenham defeated Ajax 3-2 to book an all English UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool scheduled for June 1 in Madrid.Hazard, who could be playing his final game for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, converted after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved from both Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia.last_img

 

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