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In LatinAmerican Post we review the two finalist teams of the second European club tournament, in a match that will be played this Wednesday, May 29 in Baku
Unexpectedly, Europe has been painted with the English colors this 2019, after the finals of the two most important European football tournaments, will be played between clubs of the Premier League, with Liverpool-Tottenham in the Champions League and an Arsenal- Chelsea for the Europa League, on this last match, we bring you a review of what has been the season of each and how they reach this final.
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A semifinal without surprises left this Europa League, with an Arsenal that completely dominated this round in which played against Valencia CF, winning 3-1 at home on the way and 2-4 the return, to leave a global 7- 3 filled with good football, although in both games began losing, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were always accurate with the goal, being they two in charge of scoring all the goals of Arsenal in both games.
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For its part, Chelsea was more complicated, despite finding a rival that seemed more accessible: the Frankfurt of Germany, both matches result in a 1-1 draw, so the round was defined in penalties with Chelsea local, an attentive Kepa managed to tackle two penalties giving the victory to the London team 4-3, which led to this English final to be played on Wednesday, May 29, at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, located in Azerbaijan.
Despite getting a little complicated in the semifinals, Chelsea has had an unbeaten run during this Europa League, the "Blues" did not let themselves win in any match of the competition, tied three times and won 11 times, with a total of 30 goals in favor, according to As figures. Besides, it is the second time that Chelsea manages to reach the final of this tournament, the previous time was in 2013 when he was crowned champion after winning 2-1 against Benfica.
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As for Arsenal, it has had two falls in this Europa League, after losing in the 32-team direct elimination round against BATE Borisov 0-1 away, but recovering to advance in the round winning 3-0, in the second round too he would risk after losing 1-3 away from home against Rennes, but he would go back from home with a 3-0, according to Transfermarkt.
The 'Gunners' have scored 29 goals this Europa League, however, they have the top scorer of the tournament: Aubameyang, with 8 goals, and the second scorer, Lacazette, with 5 goal shouts. It is the first time that Arsenal reaches a final in the new format of the tournament since when it was called Fair Cup, it managed to win it in 1970, according to Marca.
It is the first time that both teams have met in a European final, in terms of their last match in European competitions, You have to move to the Champions League of 2003-2004, when you would be in the quarterfinals, the first match would tie 1-1, but in return the Chelsea would win it from visitor 1-2 and would pass the round. However, during this season of the Premier League, they met the month of August 2018, Chelsea would win at home 3-2, but in the round played in January, Arsenal would take the victory by 2-0.
Of course, Arsenal will have the advantage of having on the bench the Spanish Unai Emery, three times champion of this competition with Sevilla in 2014, 2015 and 2016, while Maurizio Sarri takes his first technical steps in matches of this character and pressure. Finally, the 'Gunners' will be more forced to win the cup because they were placed fifth in the Premier League and could not advance directly to the Champions League, so the only way they have left is to be titled in the UEL. Unlike the 'Blues' who already secured third place in the league, their place in the next edition of the UCL.
LatinAmerican Post | Juan Bacallado
Translated from "Arsenal vs Chelsea ¡final londinense en la Europa League!"