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It’ll be an all English final in the Europa League this season as Chelsea and Arsenal will face each other in the Europa League final on May 29 in Baku.
Arsenal ensured that they reached the final with ease after beating their semifinal opponents Valencia 7-3 on aggregate. But Chelsea found it tough against German opposition Eintracht Frankfurt, and after playing a 1-1 draw away from home, two hours of football could not separate Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge last night, with the game ending in penalties.
Chelsea have managed one win in the last eight games against the Gunners, and Chelsea star Eden Hazard who converted the winning penalty against Eintracht Frankfurt has admitted that there’s still one last hurdle to go before celebrating.
Hazard said: “It’s a penalty, you never know! I always take my responsibility when I have to. I scored, we won, I am happy, the boys are happy, the fans are happy.
“But it’s not finished. We have another game to play against Arsenal. We have struggled against them in the last two or three years, so we need to go to Baku and play with quality and win the game.”
Hazard also spoke about the team’s defending as the Blues conceded yet again in the early minutes of the second-half.
“It was hard but when you start the game you think you can reach the final, especially when you draw the first game away,” the Belgian said.
“In the first half we were the better team but then like always this season we conceded after five minutes of the second half. At the end we pushed, they created one or two chances. It was 50-50 at the end. It was not the best game to play in but in the end our character was good and we go through.
“We are happy and we will go to Baku to try to win the trophy.”