Kepa Arrizabalaga saved two spot-kicks as Chelsea squeezed into the Europa League final with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt after second leg of their semi-final tie finished 1-1.
The villain of the dramatic EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester City turned hero on Thursday, denying Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia after Cesar Azpilicueta's saved attempt left the hosts with work to do.
David Luiz and Jorginho also made amends for their misses at Wembley and it was left to Eden Hazard, featuring in perhaps his final Stamford Bridge appearance, to stroke in the winner and send Maurizio Sarri's men into a date with Arsenal in Baku on May 29.
Kepa saved it, Hazard ended it ⚡️ Chelsea is going to the Europa League final 👏🔵 pic.twitter.com/5TqsaiqARD— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) May 9, 2019
Luka Jovic earlier cancelled out Ruben Loftus-Cheek's first-half opener to force a 2-2 aggregate draw and additional 30 minutes, but the Bundesliga club fell short as Chelsea ensured a second all-English final in Europe's top competitions.
Champions League final:— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 9, 2019
🏴 Tottenham vs Liverpool 🏴
Europa League final:
🏴 Chelsea vs Arsenal 🏴
For the first time ever, the two major European club competitions will be contested by teams from the same country pic.twitter.com/DXgxQ5qF3x