Chelsea, Arsenal Rekindle London Rivalry In Europa League Final

Chelsea, Arsenal Rekindle London Rivalry In Europa League Final

There will be an all English final in the Europa League for the first time in 42 years after Alex Iwobi’s Arsenal and Chelsea both advanced to the final of the competition reports Completesports.com.

This also means there will also be an all-English Uefa Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday,14 August.

Arsenal reached the final defeating Valencia 4-2 in the second leg to advance 7-3 on aggregate.

Iwobi watched from the bench for the entire duration of the game at the Mestalla stadium.

The Gunners were clinical scoring from four of their five shots on target.

Kevin Gameiro scored twice in the east of Spain, and Alexandre Lacazette added to his brace from the first leg, but the night belonged to Aubameyang as he struck three times in a deadly display.The victory saw Arsenal reach their first European final since 2006 Champions League final which they lost to Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Chelsea sealed their place in the final by beating Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 after extra time, with the aggregate score 2-2.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s opener was cancelled out by Luka Jovic, but neither side could add a decisive third goal which left the tie locked at 2-2 on aggregate.

Cesar Azpilicueta’s early miss in the shootout gifted the advantage to Frankfurt, but Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia to set up a showdown with city rivals Arsenal in the final in three weeks in Baku on 29 May.

The win was Chelsea’s first major European final since the 2013 Europa League, when they beat Benfica 2-1 under manager Rafael Benitez.

Tournament winner will get Champions League place for next season.

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