The Year of the Premier League

Two finals. Four Premier League teams.

For the first time ever, all four teams in the Champions League and Europa League finals are from the same nation: England.

The Champions League finalists

The Champions League finals feature the current number 2 and number 4 in the Premier League table, Liverpool and Tottenham respectively. Both sides performed remarkable comebacks in the second leg of the semifinals.

Liverpool turned a 3-0 deficit around against the Blaugrana to score 4 goals at Anfield and win 4-3 on aggregate. The match, like its predecessor a mere 24 hours before it, will go down as one of the best games in Champion League history.

Not to be outdone, Tottenham traveled to Ajax from three-nil down on aggregate to stage one of the most exciting Champions League matches of all-time.

The back-to-back semifinal matches left fans all over the world in shock, with the opposition teams — Barcelona and Ajax — trying to figure out where it all went wrong.

The Europa League finalists

The Europa League finals will be an all-London affair pitting Chelsea against Arsenal.

Having been knocked out of the top 4 of the Premier League title race, Arsenal will be looking to edge the Blues to ensure a spot in next year’s Champions League tournament.

Fittingly, the match will also be Petr Cech’s last game before retirement. It’s the ‘perfect end’ to his career the former four-time Premier League Chelsea goalkeeper said.

The final may also be Eden Hazard’s last match before he heads over to the Bernabeu to play for Zidane and Los Blancos.

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