FIRST TIME EVER! History Made As Four English Teams Progress To Champions League, Europa League Finals

History was made on Thursday night as four Premier League teams progressed to the Champions League and Europa League finals for the first time ever.

Arsenal and Chelsea joined Liverpool and Tottenham in booking their places in the season-ending showdowns, as English teams dominated the continent in 2018-19.

Liverpool and Tottenham had produced thrilling comebacks earlier this week as they prepare to meet in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.

Then Arsenal and Chelsea made it through to the Europa League showpiece after battling past Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.

The two London clubs will now play each other for Europe’s second-tier title in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 29.

Thursday night’s heroics capped what is arguably one of the greatest-ever weeks for English teams in Europe.

Liverpool got the party started by storming to a 4-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield, without their two-star men – Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Divock Origi and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum scored two apiece as a stunned Barca could only watch on as the Reds ran riot on Merseyside in overturning a 3-0 first-leg deficit.

Klopp went on to describe his players as “f***ing giants” – as celebrations erupted across the city.

Just 24 hours later, Spurs were at it as Lucas Moura scored a sublime hat-trick, including a 95th-minute winner to book their place in the Champions League final.

Mauricio Pochettino and Co had slumped to a 1-0 loss in London – and fell further behind as Ajax opened up a 2-0 first-half lead in Holland.

But three goals from Moura left the youthful Dutch squad shell-shocked – and Poch tearfully calling his stars “heroes”.

The two surprise victories led to a surge in fans looking to book flights to the Spanish capital – with direct return flights jumping up to around £2,500 in some cases.

However, thrifty fans can find cheaper alternatives from both London and Liverpool to catch a glimpse of their stars going for glory.

The same is to be expected from the Gunners and the Blues as Azerbaijan braces itself for an influx of British tourists.

Whatever happens in the coming weeks, the Champions League and Europa League will have English winners.

Liverpool goes for their sixth-ever European Cup crown – and their first since the Miracle of Istanbul in 2005 – while Spurs aim to make it a first-ever title.

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