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UEFA Europa League final: Star performer - Olivier Giroud

5:08 PM IST 30/05/19
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Olivier Giroud was brilliant in Chelsea's 4-1 win over his former side in the final of the UEFA Europa League in Baku...

Olivier Giroud did the star turn on Thursday as Chelsea blew Arsenal away in the Europa League final.

The former Arsenal striker opened the floodgates against Arsenal following a barren first half before Pedro and Eden Hazard completed the 4-1 rout.

He broke the deadlock with a quintessential centre-forward's header that oozed quality. However, it was not the only goal the 32-year-old was involved in against his former employers. Giroud, who finished as the competition's top scorer with 11 goals, won a penalty when he was brought down by Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the box.

Eden Hazard converted the resultant penalty and he had Giroud once again to thank for his second goal of the night. The Frenchman would set up the Belgian one more time in the encounter as he dug out a cross from the left for his team-mate to convert.

Giroud, was without doubt, one of the star performers for Chelsea as they romped through to their second Europa League title.