May 29, 2019 will be a day to behold for both the football fraternity globally and political hemishere in Nigeria after two English Premier League teams Chelsea and Arsenal book the final ticket of this year’s UEFA Europa League.
Chelsea defeated Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties and will play Arsenal inside Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan, a game slated for 8pm penultimate day.
For lovers of politics in Nigeria, the crucial encounter will happen just hours after elected and re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari andGovernors will be sworn in.
It will be indeed a day for all, particularly as Chelsea and Arsenal set giant history of becoming first two English teams to play in the final of prestigious UEFA Europa League, at least in recent times.
Talking about how it happened at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, Eden Hazard stepped up to smash home the winning penalty to book a place in the Europa League final after Chelsea’s match with Frankfurt went the full distance.
Chelsea opened the scoring through the in-form Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who rattled the bottom corner of the Frankfurt goal after being picked out following a passage of trickery from Eden Hazard.
The Germans refused to roll over however, as talisman Luka Jovic hit back in the second half and controlled a Mijat Gacinovic pass to slot the ball into the bottom left corner to equalise.
With things all square on aggregate, the sides passed through extra-time with David Luiz saving Chelsea with a last gasp clearance off the line. Penalties followed, with Chelsea winning despite Cesar Azpilicueta’s early miss.