Europa League Final felt more like a pra-season friendly!

The Europa League Final, which provides an unusual presentation by bringing together two clubs from London England, Chelsea and Arsenal, shows an unusual final, yes it’s very bad. Played on Thursday, 30 May 2019 at Baku Olympic Stadium, not only attended by spectators.

The duel of these two London teams were somewhat interesting, because it provided fast and quality games. Chelsea were fortunate to beat Arsenal with a landslide score of 4-1. Four goals were produced by Eden Hazard’s two goals, while others were scored by Olivier Giroud and Pedro Rodriguez.

On the Arsenal side, they were only able to score one goal through a spectacular strike from the foot of Alex Iwobi. Five goals from both teams were present in the second half, and in the first half alone the two teams showed balanced quality before Arsenal finally gave up.

From the whole match there was one black ink notch that was badly impressed, where the final match was not crowded with spectators from both sides. Obviously the distance is an obstacle, where the distance from the City of London, England to Baku takes thousands of kilometers.

That status forced the Chelsea fans and Arsenal to watch from behind the television screen alone or even together in certain locations. UEFA as the organizer has given each of the six thousand tickets to both Arsenal and Chelsea fans. But unfortunately, half of the ticket must be reversed to the organizers because of the lack of interest.

If we dissect the capacity of the stadium, it is very clear that the stadium is very large. The record answers if Baku Olympic Stadium can accommodate around 69 thousand people. As a result, the final titled match was empty of visitors and many considered the match as a friendly match.

UEFA did not for the first time choose the Baku stadium, before the match they also received sharp criticism from Arsenal and Chelsea. While the most visible is the Arsenal, who question Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is banned from appearing.

Not only UEFA itself, the player refused to play, because he wanted to respect his country Armenia, which was experiencing problems with Azerbaijan regarding ownership of the territory.

The failure of the Europa League champions was a disaster for Arsenal, where they failed to play in the Champions League next season, because they were only able to finish in the top five of the Premier League 2018-2019 and in fact, the Europa League Final was the last chance for the Unai Emery’s team.

Penulis: | 30 Mei 2019 | blog