Europa League: Aubameyang's Hat-trick Sends Arsenal Into Final
Aubameyang celebrates goal against Valencia/Sky Sports

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham made history a few days ago when they got to the finals of Europe’s two most elite competitions.

That will be the first time all teams playing in the finals of the Champions and Europa League will be from England.

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Concise News had reported that Liverpool and Tottenham staged dramatic comebacks in their semi-final ties in the Champions League against Barcelona and Ajax respectively.

Barcelona had beaten Jurgen Klopp’s side 3-0 in the first leg of the tie but Liverpool stunned them 4-0 at the Anfield to book a place in the next stage. 

On the other hand, Tottenham, one nil down from the first leg played at White Hart Lane, beat the young Ajax team 3-2 to reach the final on away goal.

It will be the first time since 2008 when Chelsea were beaten by Manchester United, that two English Premier League teams will square off at the final of the Champions League.

In the Europa League, Arsenal pummelled Valencia 4-2 in the second leg played in Spain. The first lap of the encounter had ended 3-1 in favour of Unai Emery’s boys, meaning they emerged 7-3 aggregate winners.

However, Chelsea had a hard nut to crack as they managed to win 4-3 on penalties against Eintracht Frankfurt after normal and extra-time in the second leg ended 1-1.

The first lap of the clash went all square (1-1).

This will be the first team four English sides will play the finals of Europe’s elites football competition at club level.

Only twice before in European football — the 1972 UEFA Cup and 2008 Champions League — had two English teams played a final.

The final between Liverpool and Tottenham will be played on June 1st in Madrid, Spain while Arsenal tackle London rivals Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 29th.

It will be Arsenal’s second final in Europe since 2006 when they lost out 2-1 to Barcelona in the Champions League.

Liverpool will seek to end their trophy drought with their last win being in the League Cup in 2012 against Cardiff.