Chelsea became the first ever team to win the Europa League unbeaten! They defeated their London-rival, Arsenal 4-1 to claim their European trophy!
Arsenal were the better team in the first half, with Cech making some pretty good saves. However, it all went downhill for the Gunners after that.
Giroud gave Chelsea the lead against his former team in the 49th minute. Pedro then doubled the lead in the 60th.
Within five minutes, Arsenal conceded a penalty which allowed Hazard to claim his first goal of the night!
Iwobi did manage to get a goal back for the Gunners in the 69th, but it was not long before Hazard netted Chelsea’s fourth and final goal of the night.
It was an amazing win for the Blues and for Sarri, who’s way of managing the team had previously undergone much scrutiny.
However, the match was bittersweet as it was likely to be Eden Hazard’s last time playing in a Chelsea shirt. It was also Petr Cech’s last Arsenal match as he will now, ironically, be returning to Chelsea as a sporting director.
Whereas Chelsea will be heading into the next football season in the Champions League and with a trophy; Arsenal will once again be competing in the Europa League. Let’s see if they can win it next time.