Arsenal and Chelsea have joined Tottenham and Liverpool in making European history for the Premier League.
Spurs and Liverpool stunned Ajax and Barcelona respectively this week by completing incredible comebacks to set up a June 1 clash in Madrid for the Champions League title.
And the Europa League final will be an all-London affair after Chelsea and Arsenal each booked their Baku trips by progressing on Thursday.
Chelsea needed penalties following a pair of 1-1 draws against Eintracht Frankfurt, with Eden Hazard scoring the winning spot-kick after Kepa Arrizabalaga pulled off two saves.
Arsenal had an easier journey to the final with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick securing a 4-2 win away to Valencia and sealing a 7-3 aggregate success.
It means that for the first time in history all four clubs in the Champions League/European Cup and Europa League/UEFA Cup finals will be representatives of the same nation.
Key Opta Facts
– This is the first time that all four places in the Champions League/European Cup and Europa League/UEFA Cup finals will be filled by one country.
– Chelsea have won each of their last four penalty shoot-outs at Stamford Bridge, with this their first in European competition at home.
– Chelsea have reached their first major European final since the 2013 Europa League, when they beat Benfica 2-1 under manager Rafael Benitez.
– Chelsea have never lost a home game against German opponents in all competitions (W7 D3).
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