The 2014 UEFA Europa League Final will be between Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain after both sides won at home in their respective Semi-Final Second Leg matches to set-up an Anglo-French final for the second year running.
Arsenal won an ill-tempered match at the Emirates Stadium over London rivals Chelsea with Per Mertesacker heading home in the 57th minute for the only goal of the game, giving The Gunners a 2-1 aggregate win. The goal came seven minutes after Arsenal were reduced to ten men when Jose Enrique picked up his second booking, two of ten yellow cards dished out by the Italian referee.
A rematch between Arsenal and Bayern Munich – who met in last season’s Champions League Final – was off the cards after just five minutes of the other Semi-Final, taking place in Paris.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home with just over four minutes played to give PSG a 1-0 lead over Bayern Munich, the first goal of the two-legged tie. Bayern – who will relinquish the Bundesliga title on Sunday if they lose to Dortmund – threw everything at their French hosts, but couldn’t find the vital away goal.
With ten minutes to play, Ibrahimovic robbed Danté thirty yards out, took two touches to bring the ball into the area before slotting low past Manuel Neuer to seal the win.
The Final will be held in Turin on 17 May.