Chelsea humiliate Arsenal with Eden Hazard-inspired 4-1 win in Europa League final

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Chelsea humiliate Arsenal with Eden Hazard-inspired 4-1 win in Europa League final Sean KearnsWednesday 29 May 2019 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShares Olivier Giroud scored Chelsea’s opener (Picture: Getty)Then Eden Hazard set-up Pedro to double Chelsea’s lead, before getting in on the act himself by converting from the spot after a foul from Ainsley Maintland-Niles on Giroud after an hour played.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlex Iwobi emerged from the bench after Hazard’s goal and got one back for Arsenal almost immediately as he smashed a sensational effort past Kepa from the edge of Chelsea’s box.But any hope of a comeback was short-lived as Hazard grabbed his second of the game after playing a one-two with Giroud.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe win is Chelsea’s second victory in the competition, adding to their first from 2013.It also marks Maurizio Sarri’s first trophy as a manager.MORE: Lucas Torreira crying on Arsenal’s bench during Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea to an emphatic win (Picture: Getty)Eden Hazard scored twice on his final appearance for Chelsea as the Blues inflicted a humiliating 4-1 defeat on Arsenal in the Europa League final.There was nothing to separate the two sides after a tense opening 45 minutes in Baku, which was played in front of a far-from-full crowd.However, a 15 minute blitz after the interval brought three goals without reply for Chelsea to effectively seal victory in Azerbeijan.First was an expert header from Olivier Giroud, who directed Emerson’s cross past former team-mate Petr Cech in Arsenal’s goal.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Police fire teargas at Sri Lanka cricket fans during fourth ODI

first_imgSri Lankan police were forced to fire teargas when hundred of fans forcibly tried entering the stadium where the home side was playing in the fourth ODI against Australia on Wednesday.About 300 fans tried to force their way into the 18,000-capacity Dambulla stadium after the authorities announced that all tickets had been sold and asked anyone without tickets to leave the area, a police official said.”We asked them to go, but they tried to break in while some blocked the main road by sitting down,” said a police official in Dambulla, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Colombo. (Bailey, Hastings propel Australia to series-clinching win )”The situation was quickly brought under control,” added the official who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media. There were no immediate reports of casualties.There were also chaotic scenes during the third ODI at the same venue on Sunday when fans without tickets broke through barricades and entered the stadium en masse, dislodging thousands of ticket-holders from their seats.Sri Lankans are cricket-crazy, but interest in the game has soared to new heights since Angelo Mathews and his team recorded a historic whitewash in their recent three-match Test series against Australia.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more