Arsenal and Chelsea can be geographically separated a few kilometers from each other, but within a few hours they will wipe it out in 2.4 kilometers in Baku for the right to win the Europa League final.
History dictates that the Blues have the know-how when it comes to winning on the biggest stage while the Gunners have a secret weapon in manager Unai Emery.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at the European final table top of both clubs in recent years.
Arsenal and Chelsea will fight it out in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday night
1980 – Cup of the Cup Winners
Valencia 0-0 Arsenal (AET, 5-4 pins)
The first major European final of Arsenal (the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is not recognized by UEFA) ended in a penalty-defeat, with Graham Rix and Liam Brady missing from the spot in the firefight at Heysel.
The tie was chagey, Arsenal kept the legendary Mario Kempes at bay. Kempes even ran his shot in the shootout, but Valencia was ruthless.
Valencia conquered Arsenal in the first major European final in the Cup Cup of the & # 39; 80
1994 – Cup of the Cup Winners
Arsenal 1-0 Parma
George Graham & # 39; s last piece of silverware in Highbury for his resignation nine months later. A first European title for Arsenal was sealed without the suspended Ian Wright and the winner of Alan Smith midway through the first half in Copenhagen, disrupting the force majeure of reigning champion Parma and the overwhelming favorites. Graham described it as one of the most satisfying results of his career.
The Gunners celebrate winning their only piece of European silverware in 1994
1995 – Cup of the Cup Winners
Arsenal 1-2 Real Zaragoza
Martin Tyler's comment in the final seconds of the extra time went like this: & # 39; Well, we are on our way to a penalty … Nayim … or right? Can you believe what you've seen? & # 39;
Former Tottenham playmaker had seen David Seaman stray from his line when a ball bounced 50 meters from his goal in Paris. One touch, two bounces and a miracle-strike sail over Seaman as Arsenal failed to defend their crown in the most heartbreaking conditions.
Keeper David Seaman looks down after being beaten by the former Tottenham ace Nayim
2000 – UEFA Cup
Galatasaray 0-0 Arsenal (AET, 4-1 pens)
Missed opportunities and subsequently rejected penalties were again the undoing of Arsenal, with Galatasaray & Brazilian goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel in an inspired form. Taffarel kept Thierry Henry out time and time again, and the Gunners failed to make their dominance count among Arsene Wenger.
Davor Suker and Patrick Vieira missed during the shootout on the scene of the club's triumph in 1994. The final continued despite stabs from four supporters, 19 injuries and 60 arrests during riots earlier in the day.
Emmanuel Petit (left) and Thierry Henry (right) sit on the floor after losing fines
2006 – Champions League
Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal
Wengers party was super at the Stade de France, even after their task had become considerably more difficult with the 18-minute red card from Jens Lehman. Robert Pires was sacrificed in his last game for the club.
Sol Campbell gave Arsenal a head start and Henry should have doubled to kill Barcelona. But two late goals from Samuel Eto & # 39; o and then Juliano Belletti (who would sign for Chelsea in 2007) broke the heart of Arsenal again.
Jens Lehman (right) received an 18-minute red card in the Champions League final
1971 – Cup of the Winner Cup
Chelsea 1-1 Real Madrid (AET)
Chelsea 2-1 Real Madrid
The final went to a repeat, played in Athens, just 48 hours after the first game. Real Madrid earned a tie in the last minute with the Zoco equalizer.
It meant that the Karaiskakis stadium was half empty the second time, but that would not discourage Chelsea, with two first-half goals from Peter Osgood and John Dempsey taking the place of the boxing ring. Sebastian Fleitas withdrew a goal for Real, but it wasn't enough.
Peter Osgood (left) scored for Chelsea in the repeat of the 1971 Cup Winners & Cup against Real Madrid
1998 – Cup of the Cup Winners
Chelsea 1-0 Stuttgart
After they had not previously asserted their dominance, it took Gianfranco Zola within two minutes to send the draw in Chelsea & thrashing home by Dennis Wise.
They needed rearguard battles to sustain. Dan Petrescu was red with six minutes of play and Gianluca Vialli delivered their first European trophy in 27 years. Vialli was the youngest manager to ever win a UEFA competition until Andre Villas-Boas lifted the Europa League with Porto in 2011.
Gianfranco Zola lifts the Cup Winners & # 39; Cup trophy while the Blues beat Stuttgart in 1998
2008 – Champions League
Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (AET, 6-5 pens)
A heavy night in Moscow was remembered for the tears of John Terry, who lost the chance of victory when he slipped and hit the post in the shooting.
Manchester United scored the following two, Nicolas Anelka missed his and Sir Alex Ferguson somehow celebrated a second Champions League crown.
John Terry slipped notoriously and missed his penalty before Man United went on to win
2012 – Champions League
Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea (AET, 3-4 pens)
The award-winning night in the club's history, Chelsea recovered from what seemed like a decisive late blow when Thomas Muller skipped home with Bayern Munich for seven minutes. Didier Drogba – directed in 2008 – inspired the revival and his dramatic thumping head sent it to extra time.
Juan Mata's punishment looked expensive, because both Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger lost theirs. It was left to Drogba to close Chelsea & # 39; s only Champions League so far, won by interim manager Roberto Di Matteo, who was fired for months later for having handed over the job full time.
Chelsea continued the recovery of their heart disaster in 2008 by beating Bayern Munich in the final
2013 – Europa League
Benfica 1-2 Chelsea
Another exciting night full of emotion, this time with the unpopular interim trainer Rafa Benitez at the helm. Chelsea left it very, very late to see Benfica in Amsterdam when Branislav Ivanovic – suspended the year before in Munich – met Mata's 93rd minute corner.
Fernando Torres had given them a lead before Oscar Cardozo equalized from the spot. Benitez then left Stamford Bridge to make way for Jose Mourinho's second spell.
Chelsea made it two European titles in just as many years after winning the Europa League title
PS … Emery is not bad in European finals
The record of Unai Emery in the Europa League is enviable because it has won three consecutive titles while Sevilla played manager between 2014-16.
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