Two goals from Eden Hazard, one from Olivier Giroid and the other from Pedro handed the Blues their second UEL title – Nigerian star Alex Iwobi came up for Unai Emery’s side and scored s superb volley but wasn’t enough to save the Gunners from losing Arsenal got the game to a bright start as they created a few chances but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was goal shy in the early minutes of the encounter. Unai Emery’s men looked like they had the formula to keep their opponents at bay in their half after launching too many attacks on the Blues. In the 17th minute, Alexandre Lacazette was brought down by the Blues goalkeeper but Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi ignored the Frenchman’s plea for a penalty. Xhaka hoping to catch Kepa by surprise with a stunning long range shot from outside the 18-yard box but it went a bit above the post in the 27th minute.
Gunners eyeing 1st European glory in 25 years The Blues returned the favour with a quick counter attacking move but the move was intercepted by the Gunners back line to avert impending danger in the 30th minute of play.