Chelsea beat Arsenal in all-English Europa League final

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Chelsea beat Arsenal in all-English Europa League final

By Tom Gillespie, news reporter

Chelsea have won the Europa League final after beating Arsenal 4-1 at the Baku National Stadium in Azerbaijan.

Eden Hazard scored two goals on what could be the last time he plays for the west London side, in a victory that has prevented Arsenal from qualifying for the Champions League.

Olivier Giroud delivered the opening goal against his former side at 49 minutes, before Brazilian striker Pedro struck 11 minutes later to make it 2-0 to Chelsea.

Hazard then slotted home a penalty against former Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech to make it 3-0 with around 25 minutes to go.

Image: Former Chelsea shot-stopper Petr Cech was in goal for Arsenal
Eden scored twice in what could be his final game for Chelsea
Image: Eden scored twice in what could be his final game for Chelsea

The spot kick was awarded after Giroud was barged over in the area by Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

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Alex Iwobi scored with a half volley in the 69th minute to hint that the Gunners might be about to mount a fightback.

But Hazard's second goal three minutes later proved to be the last of the game.

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The second half goal spree came after a goalless first half in which Giroud missed the best chance and Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka hit the bar.

Chelsea's victory marks the second time they have won the tournament.

Chelsea's Jorginho and Arsenal's Lacazette compete for the ball
Image: Chelsea's Jorginho and Arsenal's Lacazette compete for the ball
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