Chelsea and Arsenal ready for the Baku final. What is the latest news about the latest act in the Europa League?
Arsenal and Chelsea have already arrived in Baku, the city that will host the Europa League final on Wednesday night. It will be a premiere for the capital of Azerbaijan - the Olympic stadium, inaugurated in 2015, will host next year and 3 matches from EURO 2020. & nbsp;
Maurizio Sarri's band, which will probably be on the Chelsea bench for the last time, arrived two days later than the London rival. This is because the Stamford Bridge band toured the United States for charity. Unfortunately for Sarri, Chelsea lost one more player - Ruben Loftus-Cheek crashed in the friendly with the New England Revolution and will miss the final as will the great absentee, NGolo Kante, who accused knee problems after Saturday's training. & Nbsp; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley were the only options in the middle line. & Nbsp;
In the attack, however, Chelsea has no problems. Eden Hazard, who is close to separating from Roman Abramovic's team, looks in great shape and will want to add a new Europa League trophy to his record after being named again by the player of the year. The Belgian finished the qualification in the final with the decisive penalty from the return with Eintracht Frankfurt. & Nbsp;
Another footballer with important trophies in the palmares still has the ambition to win. Pedro Rodriguez, with three UEFA Champions League wins at the time of his Barcelona shirt, wants a triumph in the Europa League too. & Nbsp;
"The finals remain the most beautiful memory of the career. There have always been interesting matches, such as Liverpool with Milan, but also a Barcelona - Arsenal final. I can not describe in words! You can get bored of many things, but not of victories. I want to win as many trophies as possible. a lot, "said the Spaniard who scored 4 goals and offered 4 assists in this edition. & Nbsp;
For the first time, the Europa League final is played just 4 days before the last act of the UEFA Champions League, so that all the big championships will be concluded at the time of the match.
It will also be the first match in the Europa League where the VAR system will be used. If the final goes into overtime, both teams will have another change available.
Weighing 15 kg, the trophy is the heaviest of all the UEFA offers. To complicate things, the Cup has no handle or handle. 40 medals are prepared for players and staff.
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