For the first time ever, both the Europa League and Champions League finals will feature teams from the same nation. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool produced a dramatic semi-final comeback at Anfield to beat Barcelona, winning 4-0 to overcome a 3-0 first-leg deficit. Liverpool also become the first English side to reach consecutive Champions League finals.
The next night, Tottenham stunned Ajax in Amsterdam. 2-0 down on the night, they scored with the very last kick of the game to win 3-2, overcoming a 1-0 first leg deficit and win through away goals, with the aggregate score level at 3-3.
On Thursday, Arsenal produced a comfortable display in Spain, to defeat Valencia 4-2, despite falling behind early on. Leading 3-1 from the Emirates, the London side advanced easily 7-3 on aggregate.
Chelsea overcame Eintracht Frankfurt after the game finished 1-1, exactly how it did in Germany. Extra-time couldn’t separate the sides, but penalties did with the Blues winning 4-3 in the shootout to secure a historic moment.
Chelsea will play Arsenal at Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 29th, whilst Tottenham play Liverpool at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid on June 1st in the season’s curtain closing matches.
The ticket allocation has drawn some controversy and has been heavily critised with both Chelsea and Arsenal being allocated only 6,000 each for the trip to the 68,700 capacity Olympic Stadium.
Tottenham and Liverpool have been allocated 16,613 tickets for their match at the Estadio Metropolitano, which holds 68,000 spectators. However this has also been criticised.
With this extraordinary accolade, the seemingly unbreakable dominance of Spanish teams in the two competitions over the previous 5 years has been ended.
The 4 Premier League representatives will be flying the flag high for English football come the end of the season, and will be looking to continue this run of amazing performances and legendary nights into next season.