The final of the Europa League season 2018-2019, Chelsea – Arsenal.
Very soon the long-awaited final of the UEFA Europa League. On the “Olympic stadium” in Baku there are two London teams, Chelsea and Arsenal. English teams were considered the main favorites of the tournament before it starts. The class representatives of the Premier League is different to the other participants of the tournament.
Wards Unai emery time European trophy won more than 20 years ago. In 1994 Arsenal won the UEFA Cup. After two more finalists of the UEFA Cup and one Champions League. However, to win the trophy they no longer could.
“The aristocrats” was a success on the international stage recently. In 2012 they won the Champions League, and a year later the Europa League. For the current Chelsea Maurizio Sarah that historic first final, in which he will be able to get the trophy.
However, the task is not simple, because to oppose him is the real “expert of League of Europe”. Unai emery three consecutive years received the trophy heading to Sevilla (2013 to 2016).
In addition to the UEFA Europa League is at stake and getting in the Champions League next season. Although it concerns only the “gunners”, that in the domestic championship took 5th place. The “aristocrats” became bronzoviy winners of the Premier League and guaranteed to itself an exit in the group stage of the Champions League. This season, the two teams played each other in the Premier League and exchanged home wins.
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To maintain match will be the Italian brigade of arbitrators:
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi
Assistants: Filippo Meli, Lorenzo Manganelli.
Also, this will be the first match in the history of League of Europe which use a system of video replays (VAR).
Chelsea: Cap, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luis, Emerson, Kant, Kovacic, Jorginho, Hazard, Pedro, Giroud
Subs Not Used: Caballero, Cumming, Alonzo, Barkley, Higuain, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Ampadu, Gallagher, Mactron
Arsenal: Czech, Papastathopoulos, Koscelny, Montreal, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs Not Used: Lena, Lichtsteiner, Mustafa, Jenkinson, Eleni, Gendusa, Wilcock, Saka, Amaechi, Iwobi, Nketia, Welbeck
The starting whistle!
5 ‘a Relaxed start to the match, the teams are eyeing each other. Not formiruyut events.
10 ‘First chance of the match, “Arsenal” has created a good opportunity, but Aubameyang shot very accurately.
14 ‘the pace of the match is very low, the team is almost do not create moments.
17 ‘Arsenal look more interesting opponents, they play more offensive football.
19 ‘penalty claimed the Arsenal players, but the referee drop Lacazette after contact with the goalkeeper did not react.
25 ‘Boring, as for the final match, there is no spectacle that fans expect. Is tactical combat and a lot of fight in midfield.
29 ‘xhaka struck powerfully from outside the penalty area, the ball flew in millimeters over the crossbar.
35 ‘Chelsea leveled the game and began to trouble Petr Cech, who by the way is held today in the last match in his career.
39 ‘Giroud had a good chance, struck from the penalty, but Cech pulled the ball from the bottom corner.
44 ‘Calmed down the team at the end of the half, nobody wants to miss “naked in the locker room”,
Statistics of the first half:
Possession 56% – 44%
Shots (on target) 5 (2) – 4 (0)
In the second half!
49 ‘Gooooooooooooood! Olivier Giroud with a diving header scored in the bottom corner of Cech. 1:0
55 ‘looks Like a missed goal shocked Arsenal, they look confused.
60 ‘Gooooooooooooood! Pedro shot from outside the box punches in the bottom corner, no chance for Cech. 2:0
64 ‘Penalty! Fat pushed in the back in the penalty area. The arbitrator is without a doubt pointed to the penalty spot.
65 ‘Gooooooooooooal! Hazard confidently throws the ball and the goalkeeper on different corners. 3: 0. Miracles in football usually, but I think Chelsea should be congratulated on the victory.
69 ‘Loooooooooooooool! Iwobi that a few minutes ago, came on as a substitute fantastic strike from outside the penalty area, the kick plays one ball. 3:1
72 ‘Gooooooooooooooooood! Mad just the second half! Hazard shot Cech after a cross from Giroud. 4: 1
78 ‘a Completely open game in the second half, but with the full advantage of wards Maurizio Sarre.
83 ‘Has its moments and Arsenal, but can not be implemented.
88 ‘Despite the score, the gunners did not give up and attacked until the last minute. Respect them for that.
The final whistle!
Chelsea wins the Europa League of season 2018-2019.
The Champions League final will take place on 1 June at the Madrid stadium “Wanda Metropolitano”. The match starts at 22:00, Gazeta.ua will text online broadcast of the match.