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English team dominate UEFA, Arsenal and Chelsea to Europa final

England became the first country to provide two finalists in both European competitions in the same season after Chelsea and Arsenal made it through to the title match in the Europa League on Thursday.

Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 in a penalty shootout at Stamford Bridge, after a second 1-1 draw between the teams in the semifinals.

Eden Hazard converted the winning penalty, in what could be his final appearance at Stamford Bridge, after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga saved two penalties.

Arsenal's path to the final was more straightforward, beating Valencia 4-2 thanks to a hat trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to complete a 7-3 win on aggregate.

It adds up to a season of domination for English clubs in Europe, with Liverpool and Tottenham reaching the final of the Champions League this week by overturning three-goal aggregate deficits at various stages of their semifinals against Barcelona and Ajax, respectively.

The Europa League final will be staged in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 29 May and UEFA Champions League final will be at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain, on 1 June.

It is the first time since the 1972 UEFA Cup when Wolverhampton Wanderers took on Tottenham. The two English teams squared off for the title in any of this competition's various guises.

It is speculated that Arsenal will likely need to win the game to get into next season's Champions League as it probably won't finish in the top four of the Premier League. Chelsea is already guaranteed a top-four finish heading into the final round of fixtures this weekend.