Hazard exits in memory! Chelsea thrash helpless Arsenal 4-1 to win Europa cup (photos)


Chelsea have been crowned champions of the Europa League competition after thrashing Arsenal 4-1 to lift the trophy on Wednesday night at Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan.

Despite the good start of Gunners into the game, Chelsea ran riot in the second half with three goals in quick succession following a disastrous second-half performance from Arsenal.

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud , broke the goalless deadlock with a wonderful header in the 49th minute before Pedro Rodríguez doubled Chelsea’s lead in the 60th minutes.
Eden Hazard added a third in the 65th minutes after Giroud was fouled in the box.

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi did produce a moment of inspiration after scoring a thunderbolt goal in the 69th minutes before Hazard sealed the win for Chelsea in the 72nd following a sweeping counter-attack.

Wednesday’s final appeared to be the last game for Eden Hazard who is moving to Real Madrid for £115m, with Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri set to be named the new manager of Juventus.

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