2019 UEFA Europa League Final

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2019 UEFA Europa League Final
Event2018–19 UEFA Europa League
Date29 May 2019 (2019-05-29)
VenueOlympic Stadium, Baku
Man of the MatchEden Hazard (Chelsea)[1]
RefereeGianluca Rocchi (Italy)[2]
Attendance51,370[3]
WeatherClear night
21 °C (70 °F)
74% humidity[4]
2018
2020

The 2019 UEFA Europa League Final will be the last match of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League of the 48th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 10th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May 2019.[5]

Chelsea won the final 4–1 for their second UEFA Europa League title. As winners, they will play against the winners of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea have already qualified for the Champions League group stage through their league performance, the group stage berth reserved for the Europa League winners was given to the third-placed team of the 2018–19 Ligue 1, Lyon, as Ligue 1 was the 5th-ranked association according to next season's access list.[6][7]

Starting from this season, the Europa League final was played in the same week as the Champions League final.[8] In March 2018, UEFA announced that a fourth substitution will be allowed in extra time and that the number of substitutes has been increased from 7 to 12. The kick-off time has also been changed from 20:45 CEST to 21:00 CEST.[9] The match was also the first fixture (and final) of the Europa League to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.[10]

Road to the final[change | change source]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

England Chelsea Round England Arsenal
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Greece PAOK 1–0 (A) Matchday 1 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava 4–2 (H)
Hungary MOL Vidi 1–0 (H) Matchday 2 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 3–0 (A)
Belarus BATE Borisov 3–1 (H) Matchday 3 Portugal Sporting CP 1–0 (A)
Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 (A) Matchday 4 Portugal Sporting CP 0–0 (H)
Greece PAOK 4–0 (H) Matchday 5 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava 3–0 (A)
Hungary MOL Vidi 2–2 (A) Matchday 6 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–0 (H)
Group L winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 England Chelsea 6 16
2 Belarus BATE Borisov 6 9
3 Hungary MOL Vidi 6 7
4 Greece PAOK 6 3
Source: UEFA
Final standings Group E winners
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 England Arsenal 6 16
2 Portugal Sporting CP 6 13
3 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava 6 3
4 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 6 3
Source: UEFA
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout phase Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Sweden Malmö FF 5–1 2–1 (A) 3–0 (H) Round of 32 Belarus BATE Borisov 3–1 0–1 (A) 3–0 (H)
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 8–0 3–0 (H) 5–0 (A) Round of 16 France Rennes 4–3 1–3 (A) 3–0 (H)
Czech Republic Slavia Prague 5–3 1–0 (A) 4–3 (H) Quarter-finals Italy Napoli 3–0 2–0 (H) 1–0 (A)
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 (4–3 p) 1–1 (A) 1–1 (aet) (H) Semi-finals Spain Valencia 7–3 3–1 (H) 4–2 (A)

Match[change | change source]

Details[change | change source]

The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws, which was held on 15 March 2019 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.[11][12]


29 May 2019 (2019-05-29)
21:00 CEST
Chelsea England 4–1 England Arsenal Olympic Stadium, Baku
Attendance: 51,370[3]
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
report
Chelsea[4]
Arsenal[4]
GK 1 Spain Kepa Arrizabalaga
RB 28 Spain César Azpilicueta (c)
CB 27 Denmark Andreas Christensen YC 68'
CB 30 Brazil David Luiz
LB 33 Italy Emerson Palmieri
CM 7 France N'Golo Kanté
CM 5 Italy Jorginho
CM 17 Croatia Mateo Kovačić Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
RF 11 Spain Pedro YC 56' Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
CF 18 France Olivier Giroud
LF 10 Belgium Eden Hazard Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Argentina Willy Caballero
GK 52 England Jamie Cumming
DF 3 Spain Marcos Alonso
DF 21 Italy Davide Zappacosta Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
DF 24 England Gary Cahill
DF 44 Wales Ethan Ampadu
MF 8 England Ross Barkley Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
MF 51 England Conor Gallagher
MF 55 England George McEachran
FW 9 Argentina Gonzalo Higuaín
FW 22 Brazil Willian Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
Manager:
Italy Maurizio Sarri
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GK 1 Czech Republic Petr Čech
CB 5 Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CB 6 France Laurent Koscielny (c)
CB 18 Spain Nacho Monreal Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
RM 15 England Ainsley Maitland-Niles
CM 11 Uruguay Lucas Torreira Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
CM 34 Switzerland Granit Xhaka
LM 31 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sead Kolašinac
AM 10 Germany Mesut Özil Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
CF 9 France Alexandre Lacazette
CF 14 Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Substitutes:
GK 19 Germany Bernd Leno
GK 44 Republic of Macedonia Dejan Iliev
DF 12 Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner
DF 20 Germany Shkodran Mustafi
DF 25 England Carl Jenkinson
MF 4 Egypt Mohamed Elneny
MF 29 France Matteo Guendouzi Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
MF 59 England Joe Willock Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
FW 17 Nigeria Alex Iwobi Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
FW 23 England Danny Welbeck
FW 49 England Eddie Nketiah
FW 87 England Bukayo Saka
Manager:
Spain Unai Emery

Man of the Match:
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)[1]

Assistant referees:[2]
Filippo Meli (Italy)
Lorenzo Manganelli (Italy)
Fourth official:[2]
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Video assistant referee:[2]
Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:[2]
Marco Guida (Italy)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Offside video assistant referee:[2]
Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland)

Match rules[13]

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Twelve named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions, with a fourth allowed in extra time

Statistics[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Referee team appointed for UEFA Europa League final in Baku". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Full Time Summary Final – Chelsea v Arsenal" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tactical Lineups – Final – Wednesday 29 May 2019" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. "Madrid to host UEFA Champions League Final 2019". UFEA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
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  7. "Country coefficients 2017/18". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  8. "UEFA Europa League Final 2019 to be played on 29 May". UEFA. 4 April 2017.
  9. "Additional fine-tuning of club competition regulations for 2018/19 onwards". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  10. "VAR to be used in UEFA Champions League knockout phase". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  11. "2018/19 Europa League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  12. "UEFA Europa League quarter-final, semi-final and final draws". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations.
  13. "2018/19 UEFA Europa League regulations" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Team statistics" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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