Europa League Final: Chelsea Crushes Arsenal 4-1

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Chelsea have won the Europa League following a 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The evenly-contested game failed to produce goals in the first half but the opening 25 minutes of the second saw five goals scored. Olivier Giroud’s diving header put the Blues in the lead before Pedro Rodriguez added another to make it 2-0.

Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot but Alex Iwobi’s superb volley gave the Gunners a glimmer of hope as the score was 3-1.

But Hazard completed his brace with a fine finish courtesy of a Giroud’s assist as Maurizio Sarri’s men held on to win by 4-1. It is Sarri’s first silverware in his coaching career and his first in his debut season with the Premier League outfit.

Arsenal were the biggest losers on the night having lost the trophy and failing to book a ticket in next season’s Champions League competition. The Gunners will be playing in the Europa League competition next season for the third-straight campaign.


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