England became the first country to offer two finalists in both European competitions in the same season after Chelsea and Arsenal managed to reach the title match in the Europa League on Thursday.
It adds to a season of domination for English clubs in Europe, with Liverpool and Tottenham reaching the Champions League final this week by reversing aggregate deficits of three goals in various stages of their semifinals against Barcelona and Ajax respectively .
Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out at Stamford Bridge after a second 1-1 draw between teams in the semi-finals.
Arsenal's road to the final was easier, beating Valencia 4-2 thanks to a "hat trick". of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to complete a 7-3 victory in total.
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The final of the Champions League will take place in Madrid on June 1. This is the seventh time that two teams from the same country will face each other in the Champions League final, and the fourth time in the last seven seasons. It is the second time that two English clubs face each other in the UCL final, the last in 2008 between Manchester United and Chelsea.
The final of the Europa League will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29. It is the first time since the 1972 UEFA Cup, when Wolverhampton Wanderers faced Tottenham, that two English teams fought for the title in any of the matches of that competition. several costumes
Arsenal will probably need to win the game to enter the Champions League next season, as it probably will not finish in the top four of the Premier League. Chelsea is already guaranteed a final among the top four in the final round of matches this weekend.
In August, in Istanbul, there will be a UEFA Super Cup in English, as that match will face the winners of the competitions.
"It's not easy for an English team to physically arrive in the last month," Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said of his team after Thursday's victory. "We play more than in other countries, we play game 61 today, it's a big difference with other countries."
Chelsea have the final match of the Premier League against Leicester City on Sunday, then a friendly to play in the United States before winning 10 days off to prepare for the final in Baku.
A game between rivals London, Chelsea and Arsenal, normally covers a distance of six miles. By the end of May 29, they must travel 2,469 miles to Azerbaijan.
"Here [in England] the level is very high, "added Sarri. To reach the final of the League Cup [in February]We had to play against Liverpool and Tottenham and then play against the best team in Europe, Manchester City. The Premier League is the best league in the world. "
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