It is all English Clubs affair this season. Liverpool defeated the fancied FC Barcelona 4-0 to qualify for the UEFA Champions League final. Tottenham also rose from 0-1 aggregate to snatch a slot in the UEFA champions league final from Ajax on Wednesday with the second leg away defeat of 2-3. Liverpool and Tottenham would be playing the final in Madrid on June 1, 2019.
The beating runs continued yesterday for the English clubs as Arsenal and Chelsea are to play for Europa Finals. Aubarmeyang strike for Arsenal at 17 minutes cancelled Gameiro’s strike at 11 minutes that gave the home team earlier lead. Lacazette strike at 50 minutes added to Arsenal’s lead. The game got more interested as Gameiro levelled it at 58 minutes for Valencia.
Aubarmeyang got a brace at 68 minutes to get Arsenal leading again. Aubarmeyang was not done yet. His 88 minutes strike set the Gunners to play in the final with a 7-3 aggregate.
Chelsea struggled to get to the final through a dramatic penalty kick that ended 4-3. Chelsea could not sustain Loftus Cheek’s strike at 28 minutes. Jovic scored at 4 minutes into the second half. The two legs ended 1-1 home and away.
Chelsea’s manager, Maurizio Saari was very happy for the victory but decried they may have only 10 days to face the preparations. ” unfortunately we have to go to the US to play a match, and we have after the US 10 days to prepare for the last match.”
However, he added to his happiness and said, “we were in trouble three months ago, and here in England, if you’re in trouble the level of opponent is very high and it is not easy to overcome difficulties. We were able to do it. So now we deserve to win a trophy.
The final of the Europa will be played on May 29, 2019, in Baku Olympic Stadium Azerbaijan. On the other hand, the final of the UEFA Champions League will be played on June 1, 2019, in Madrid.