Arsenal is assured of a place in the Europa League by the victory. With fourth place in the Premier League, Chelsea will be in the Champions League main tournament, just like this season.
It meant the fourteenth overall victory The Gunners in the most famous cup tournament in the world. No English club has triumphed more often in the FA Cup. Arsenal was in the final for the 21st time, also a record. Chelsea last won in 2012. The club is temporarily stuck on eight final victories. In 2017, Arsenal also proved to be too strong in the final.
Ideal start worth nothing for Chelsea
Christian Pulisic provided an ideal start in the fifth minute The Blues. It was the first time an American had scored in the FA Cup final. But in the end it was not his evening. In fact, in the 49th minute, Pulisic had to leave the field with an apparently serious injury.
Mateo Kovacic (second from left) is sent away.
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Another former Borussia Dortmund player claimed the lead role. After 26 minutes in the first half, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalized from the penalty spot, after Cesar Azpilicueta knocked out the striker from Gabon. In the second half, Aubameyang crowned herself a match winner. In the 62nd minute, the 31-year-old attacker provided a fantastic hit.
In the future, Chelsea did everything to smooth things out, but that did not work. In the 73rd minute Mateo Kovacic had to leave with his second yellow and therefore red card. Pedro also had to leave the field deep in injury time. The Spaniard got injured in his shoulder. Because Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had already changed five times, his team ended the game with nine men.
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