It was a much-anticipated all English Europa league final, a derby showdown between two rivals for a chance to end the season on a high. It was an intense game for both teams, maybe a bit more pressure for the gunner, but overall, it was a game where both teams wanted to win the trophy and end the season that was filled with lots of ups and downs, in a successful manner.
For Chelsea, it was a great way to end the season with a trophy like they are known for and another Europa League trophy in their cabinet. A fantastic victory for them as they will look back and be proud of what they have achieved this season. For Sarri, this was an emotional night for him, winning his first ever major as a manager, a great night for him and a night that he will never forget.
For Arsenal, it was yet another disappointing season for them as they will play in the Europa League for the third season in a row. They will be highly disappointed for failing to win when they had everything in their hands to secure champions league football. It will be another long season for them in the Europa League next season, as they keep seeking to find their way into the champions league. For Emery, it is still a learning process with this team, a disappointing result for him, but will pick the positives and try to make the team better.
Brief Post-Match Analyses
It was a great atmosphere in Baku for the Europa league final Stadium, as fans of both teams all buzzing and excited for the battle. For Chelsea, it was all about winning a trophy to cap off what has been a great season, while for Arsenal, it was a must-win game for them, as it was the only chance for them to get into the champions league next season.
Chelsea lineup in a 4-3-3 formation, while Arsenal lined up in a 3-4-1-2 formation. The game began and both teams were trying to get hold of the game but could find the breakthrough. Everything changed in the second half as Chelsea came out a different team and totally got hold of the game, scoring an early goal before going on to get a comfortable and convincing win in Baku, to clinch their second major target this season and end the season on the highest possible note.
Giroud scored the first goal for Chelsea in the 49th minute, putting in a fabulous diving header to give the blues the crucial lead very early in the second half.
Pedro doubled the lead in the 60th minute, being at the right place at the right time to fire home from close range, a goal that gave the blues the cushion.
Hazard scored his deserved goal to make it three 5 minutes later, scoring from the penalty spot to make it a huge mountain for Arsenal to climb.
Iwobi gave Arsenal false hope in the 69th minute, just 4 minutes later, releasing a thunderous volley to score the consolation goal for the gunners.
Hazard completed the scoring for the night in the 72nd minute, and what a way to probably end his Chelsea’s career, starting the move and ending it with a beautiful goal. A goal that made it game over for Arsenal.
What a win for Chelsea and a great way for them to end what has been a season filled with ups and downs. The win now means that Sarri wins his first ever trophy as a manager, a moment he will never forget and also stops Arsenal from making it to the champions league next season. A big congratulations to Chelsea, it was a great second half performance and deserved victory for both the manager and the club.
And that is a wrap…
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