2019 UEFA Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg

2019 Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg

This year’s Europa League group stage wrapped up over two months ago. At that time the Premier League clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal, were among the favorites to win the competition championship. The 2019 UEFA Europa League Championship revised semi-final draw is complete. The Finals of the Europa tournament will take place on Wednesday, May 29th, at Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.  2019 UEFA Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg.

  • Arsenal (ENG) v Valencia (ESP)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) v Chelsea (ENG)

The first legs take place on 2 May, with the returns a week later.

Arsenal v Valencia

Previous meetings
14/05/1980 Valencia 0-0 Arsenal (aet, Valencia win 5-4 on pens)
European Cup Winners’ Cup final

The UEFA official website reported that “Roberto Ayala’s first-leg opener at Highbury proved crucial as Valencia reached the semi-finals on away goals, John Carew heading in late on to settle the tie at Mestalla.”

As well “Valencia finished top of Group B to reach the quarter-finals and Arsenal missed out in third after a pair of tight games. The Gunners failed to make the most of Miguel Ángel Angulo’s red card in the first match and were ultimately eliminated by old foe Carew.”

Arsenal v Valencia

Semi-Final Vitals

L v Atlético (2017/18 UEL)
L v Manchester United (2008/09 UCL)
W v Villarreal (2005/06 UCL)
W v Lens (1999/2000 UCUP)
W v Sampdoria (1994/95 CWC)
W v Paris Saint-Germain (1993/94 CWC)
W v Juventus (1979/80 CWC)

L v Sevilla (2013/14 UEL)
L v Atlético Madrid (2011/12 UEL)
W v Villarreal (2003/04 UCUP)
W v Leeds (2000/01 UCL)
W v Barcelona (1999/2000 UCL)
W v Nantes (1979/80 CWC)

Frankfurt v Chelsea

The teams have never met in UEFA competition.

Semi-Final Vitals

W v Bayern (1979/80 UCUP)
L v West Ham (1975/76 CWC)
W v Rangers (1959/60 ECCC)

L v Atlético Madrid (2013/14 UCL)
W v Basel (2012/13 UEL)
W v Barcelona (2011/12 UCL)
L v Barcelona (2008/09 UCL)
W v Liverpool (2007/08 UCL)
L v Liverpool (2006/07 UCL)
L v Liverpool (2004/05 UCL)
L v Monaco (2003/04 UCL)
L v Mallorca (1998/99 CWC)
W v Vicenza (1997/98 CWC)
L v Real Zaragoza (1994/95 CWC)
W v Manchester City (1970/71 CWC)

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2019 UEFA Europa League Semifinal 1st Leg

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