Europa League: Chelsea Squashes Arsenal 4-1 in the Final

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Chelsea striker Eden Hazard has just scored against Arsenal in the Europa League final on 29 May 2019 in Baku.

Author of a double in the final of the Europa League, the playmaker Eden Hazard gave the victory to Chelsea, winner of Arsenal 4 to 1.

What a farewell gift! The Belgian Eden Hazard , announced on the start this summer, gave Chelsea the Europa League (4-1), Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Baku , a double to defeat Arsenal, who lost everything.

With a penalty (65 th ) and a nice recovery (71 th ), the Walloon sealed the win for his club as a great, in the manner of his solitary raids that have torn at the Olympic stadium, though little noisy cries of ‘admiration.

“I think it’s a goodbye”

This derby of London has long lacked gas in Azerbaijan and suspense, 4000 km from Big Ben. But it will be memorable for the Belgian playmaker, who should leave the Blues after seven years, on a masterpiece. He was replaced in the 89th minute with a standing ovation.

“I think it’s a goodbye, but in football you can never know,” he told BT Sports .

“My dream was to play in the Premier League and I did it for seven years in one of the biggest clubs. So now, maybe it’s time for a new challenge.”

“I have already made my decision,” he added. “Now it depends on the club. We will decide in the next few days. ”

Before starting with Real Madrid, on pole to welcome him according to the press, in the quest for the Champions League, the last major trophy in club that he misses, the number 10 has given reason to his coach Maurizio Sarri who he said Tuesday he was “one of the best players in the world”.

Forbidden to recruit for the next two transfer windows, Chelsea will lose big by leaving its jewel. But with Olivier Giroud, who has resigned until 2020, he keeps a goal scorer.

Criticised for his inefficiency at the World Cup, the French striker has unlocked this final against his former team by opening the score of the head. A goal in a touch of the ball, his signature, which allows him to finish top scorer of the competition (11 goals).

He also delivers the decisive pass to Hazard’s second goal.

French striker Olivier Giroud held the trophy alongside his Arsenal-winning Chelsea teammates in the Europa League final on 29 May 2019 in Baku
French striker Olivier Giroud held the trophy alongside his Arsenal-winning Chelsea teammates in the Europa League final on 29 May 2019 in Baku. (© AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)

Lyon thanks Chelsea

With this trophy, Chelsea closed a successful season, despite a difficult passage early 2019. And offers Lyon, third in Ligue 1, a sesame for the group stage of the Champions League, without going through the box qualifications.

Next year, Alexandre Lacazette will see television his former club in the competition queen, once again.

While playing their season on this match that could qualify them for the C1, their big goal, the men of Unai Emery did not live up to the event, like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , transparent.

The Spanish coach, winner of his three C3 finals played with Seville, has not found the recipe to breathe new life into the North London club, which is still seeking an identity after the 22 years of the Arsene Wenger era. .

His counter play did not shake Chelsea who finally imposed his law with midfielder N’Golo Kanté, finally holder after the uncertainty born of his knee injury.
During one period, neither team dared to take any risks, giving the impression that sleep, with a kickoff at 23h and fed by the lifeless hubbub of the stadium, where the green faded many seats was visible, would win this game.

It was without counting on Olivier Giroud, who put a brutal awakening to the Gunners. For them, the week may be very difficult. On Saturday, his rival Tottenham has the opportunity to win his first Champions League against Liverpool in the final in Madrid. The nightmare to the end.

Arsenal French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (l) against his compatriot Olivier Giroud of Chelsea, in the final of the Europa League on May 29, 2019 in Baku.
Arsenal French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (l) against his compatriot Olivier Giroud of Chelsea, in the final of the Europa League on May 29, 2019 in Baku. (© AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV)

During one period, neither team dared to take any risks, giving the impression that sleep, with a kickoff at 23h and fed by the lifeless hubbub of the stadium, where the green faded many seats was visible, would win this game.

It was without counting on Olivier Giroud, who put a brutal awakening to the Gunners. For them, the week may be very difficult. On Saturday, his rival Tottenham has the opportunity to win his first Champions League against Liverpool in the final in Madrid. The nightmare to the end.

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