BEVERLY HILLS, May 10, (THEWILL) – Chelsea have sealed their place in the final of the Europa League after their match went to extra time by beating Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.
The London side will now face Arsenal in an All-English Europa League Final.
Arsenal and Chelsea’s qualification makes it a complete historic week with European football’s two major finals now featuring Premier League teams.
While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hattrick lifted Arsenal to a 4-2 win over Valencia in Spain to qualify 7-3 on aggregate, Chelsea needed the lottery of penalties to win 4-3 after Eintracht Frankfurt had battled to a 1-1 draw for a 2-2 aggregate scoreline, and with both clubs inseparable after 30 minutes of extra time.
This is the first time in European Football History that a nation has monopolised the two finals.
The results mean that both the UEFA and Europa cups will be heading back to England.
While Chelsea will be slugging it out with Arsenal at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Tottenham will be facing Liverpool for the bigger Showdown expected to take place in Madrid.