Chelsea WIN the Europa League final 2019 - LIVE UPDATES

  30 May 2019    Read: 4343
Chelsea WIN the Europa League final 2019 - LIVE UPDATES

The Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea has kicked off in Baku.

The moment of glory. 

Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill lift the Europa League trophy for Chelsea!

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FULL-TIME: Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal 

Chelsea win the Europa League after a stunning second-half performance in Baku!

Olivier Giroud got things rolling with a brilliant near-post header before the floodgates opened: Pedro scored, then Hazard scored a penalty after being fouled by Maitland-Niles. 

Alex Iwobi's brilliant strike gave Arsenal hope before Hazard made sure of the trophy with his second of the game. 

Maurizio Sarri's first major trophy in management, but a killer for Unai Emery and Arsenal - no Champions League next season for them.

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90 minutes: Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

Three minutes of added time at the end of this second half...

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88 minutes: Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

Eden Hazard comes off to a standing ovation - Davide Zappacosta comes on in his place.

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81 minutes: Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

Azpilicueta goes close this time, a whisker wide when played through in the area at a tight angle...

This is tough for Arsenal to take now... Chelsea however, have been superb in this second half.

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79 minutes: Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal

Cech makes another good save, this time down low to the right from Willian. 

This could get embarrassing for Arsenal if they're not careful...

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GOAL! Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal (Hazard 72')

Eden Hazard has his second goal of the game!

A lovely one-two between the Belgian and Giroud, and Hazard has the simple task to stroke the ball home from close range after a brilliant find from Giroud. 

All that hope for Arsenal has just evaporated. 

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GOAL! Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal (Iwobi 69')

WHAT A GOAL BY ALEX IWOBI!

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GOAL! Chelsea 3-0 Arsenal (Hazard PEN 65')

A goal for Eden Hazard in what is likely to be his farewell game for the club!

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64 minutes: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

PENALTY TO CHELSEA! 

Maitland-Niles fouls Hazard in the box with a barge - definite penalty. 

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GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal (Pedro 60')

Chelsea have their second!

Eden Hazard feeds Pedro from the left, and the Spaniard shoots first-time, left-footed, accurately into the bottom corner! 

Clinical from Chelsea but an absolute sucker punch for Arsenal - long way back now for the Gunners...

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58 minutes: Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal

Chaos in the Chelsea box!

Torreira hits a ferocious shot on the edge of the box, but Christensen blocks superbly and Aubameyang's attempted overhead kick from the block is thwarted. 

Much, much better from Arsenal - game is opening up slightly though.

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GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal (Giroud 49')

We have the breakthrough in Baku!

Emerson crosses the ball to the near post, and Olivier Giroud gets in front of Laurent Koscielny and heads superbly into the bottom corner. 

Stunning header - Chelsea take the lead in the all-English Europa League final!

So Arsenal, what have you got in response?

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48 minutes: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

First chance of the second half is for Chelsea...

Giroud is found by Hazard, who is blocked off the ball by Monreal (no free-kick given) and Giroud's shot is blocked behind for a corner which is comfortably cleared.

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HALF-TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

No added time and it's goalless at the break. 

Arsenal probably just edged it and will feel hard done by not to have a penalty when Lacazette went down under Kepa's challenge. 

Chelsea came back into it though, and ex-Chelsea player Petr Cech superbly denied ex-Arsenal player Olivier Giroud. 

Stalemate - who will find the breakthrough in the second half? 

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The UEFA Europa League final between two English teams, Arsenal and Chelsea, started in Baku at 23:00 local time.

The final match takes place at the 68,000-seat Baku Olympic Stadium.

The opening ceremony of the UEFA Europa League final match of the 2018-2019 season took place on Wednesday at the Baku Olympic Stadium, AzVision.az reports.

DJ, composer and remixer Jonas Blue performed at the opening ceremony. Blu came on stage with 150 local dancers.

It’s the first game in a week of all-English finals in Europe’s top two club competitions. Tottenham plays Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday.

Today's game also marks the first use of the video assistant referee system in a major European club final.

Azvision.az


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