London -Arsenal won the FA Cup title this season. Facing Chelsea in the final, the Gunners won 2-1.
At Wembley on Saturday (1/8/2020), Arsenal were left behind by Christian Pulisic’s quick goal in the 6th minute. But finally those who smiled later after scoring two goals by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 28th and 68th minutes.
With this result, then Arsenal has the right to qualify for the Europa League next season. This victory also became Arsenal’s first title under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta .
As for Chelsea, this defeat makes them almost without a title this season. They are still competing in the last 16 second leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich on August 8, but it takes a miracle to be able to turn things around after being defeated 0-3 in the first leg.
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Arsenal threatened first in the 3rd minute through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but his header was wide. Chelsea responded a minute later by kicking Mason Mount, but could be saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
GOAL! Chelsea excel quickly in the 6th minute. Utilizing Olivier Giroud’s bakcheel bait , Christian Pulisic broke through the Arsenal back line before releasing a shot that outwitted Martinez. 1-0 for the Blues.
Arsenal can not remain silent. They almost equalized in the 7th minute, but Nicolas Pepe’s shot was secured by Willy Caballero.
Chelsea did not necessarily relax the attack. Almost the score changed to 2-0, if Pulisic acceleration which led to a hard shot was not driven by Martinez in the 11th minute.
PENALTY! Arsenal got a penalty in the 26th minute after Aubameyang was fouled by Cesar Azpilicueta. Aubameyang himself advanced as an executor, and he succeeded in carrying out his duties. The score drew 1-1, which lasted until halftime.
In the second half, Chelsea pressed first. Pulisic almost scored his second goal in this match, but his shot in the 47th minute missed the target.
Likewise with Arsenal. Granite Xhaka got a chance in the 58th minute, but his shot was also wide.
GOAL! Arsenal turned superior in the 68th minute. Through a counterattack built by Hector Bellerin, the ball finally reached Pepe’s foot, then fed to the empty Aubameyang. Successfully passing Kurt Zouma’s guard, Aubameyang then fired a measured lob shot lodged in the Chelsea goal.
RED CARD! Chelsea’s efforts to equalize increasingly steep after Mateo Kovacic was sent off in the 73rd minute after stepping on Xhaka’s feet.
In a state of lagging and outnumbered players, the spirit of Chelsea has not faded. But they failed to create opportunities in the remaining time. Efforts were increasingly difficult after Pedro Rodriguez was injured in the second half injury time, so Chelsea only played with 9 people.
Until the long whistle sounded, the score remained 2-1 for Arsenal.
Arsenal: Emiliano Martinez, Rob Holding, David Luiz (Sokratis Papastathopoulos 88 ‘), Kieran Tierney (Sead Kolasinac 90 + 13’), Hector Bellerin, Granite Xhaka, Dani Ceballos, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette (Eddie Nketiah 82 ‘).
Chelsea: Willy Caballero, Cesar Azpilicueta (Andreas Christensen 35 ‘), Kurt Zouma, Antonio Ruediger (Callum Hudson-Odoi 79’), Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Reece James, Christian Pulisic (Pedro Rodriguez 49 ‘), Olivier Giroudud (Tammy Abraham 78 ‘), Mason Mount (Ross Barkley 79’).