Arsenal become FA Cup Champions; Book a spot in the Europa League

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FA Cup final 2020 highlights – Arsenal were crowned the Champions of FA Cup this season after a stunning double goal from skipper forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. They defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the finals of the FA Cup and grabbed the FA Cup title along with a berth at the Europa League. The Gunners came out victorious after going one down in the early minutes of the game when the Blues created a one goal lead. Although the Blues enjoyed a superior ball possession rate of 60 percent, Arsenal managed to fight back into the game.fa cup final 2020 highlights

The opening goal of the game was scored by Christian Pulisic in the 5th minute. He became the second player from the US to score a goal in an FA Cup Final. The first player from the United States to score a goal in an FA Cup Final was Manchester City’s Carli Lloyd who scored in 2017. Pulisic scored the goal just 5 minutes into the game. The ball was sent into the box by Mason Mount and was then flicked onto Pulisic by Olivier Giroud. Pulisic calmly chipped the ball over Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.

FA Cup final 2020 highlights – Chelsea vs Arsenal match highlights

The Gunners came back into the match when the scoreline was equalized after a successful penalty by captain Aubameyang in the 28th minute. Cesar Azpilicueta made a bad push to Aubameyang in the penalty area which was recognized by the referee as a foul. Cesar Azpilicueta was then handed over a yellow card and Arsenal was granted a penalty. The Chelsea skipper then came off the field 7 minutes later owing to a hamstring injury. Andreas Christensen came in as a substitute for him.

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Just 4 minutes into the second half, Chelsea’s sole goal scorer Pulisic also came off the field and Manager Frank Lampard had to send in Pedro on his behalf. Up until the hour mark, no serious chance was created from either side. Aubameyang broke the deadlock with his 67th minute goal sending the Gunners into a one goal lead. He was assisted by Pepe. To make things worse for Chelsea, Mateo Kovacic was sent off after being a red card owing to a bad foul. In the final minutes of the game, Chelsea were reduced to 9 men with Pedro going down holding his shoulder. He had to be given oxygen before being taken off the field.

FA Cup final 2020 highlights – Chelsea vs Arsenal match highlights

Arsenal faced Chelsea for the third time in a final. They defeated Chelsea in 2017 while the Blues won the Cup in 2019 Europa League Final. With this win, Arsenal now qualify for the Europa League for the 25th time.

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