Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Eintracht on Thursday night, deadlocking the sides at 2-2 on aggregate with an equal number of away goals scored.
They could not be separated in 30 minutes of extra time, despite both teams having opportunities to fire themselves into the final with Arsenal.
Chelsea ultimately ran out 4-3 winners in the shootout, with Eden Hazard despatching the winning in penalty in what might have been his final appearance at Stamford Bridge.
Cech was more than 1000 miles away as Hazard netted having played in goal during Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Valencia at the Mestalla.
However, that did not stop him watching as his old side set up a meeting with his current club Arsenal for later this month.
Cech has pictured in the Mestalla mixed media zone watching Chelsea’s shootout on somebody else’s phone.
Cech started in the 2013 Europa League final as goals from Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic secured glory for Chelsea.
And he is looking forward to having the opportunity to win the competition again, even if it means beating the west Londoners.
“It will be remarkable to end my career against Chelsea,” Cech said.
“The last dream was to play this European final and it has come true.
“Now the dream is to win the trophy.”
Cech is set to play the final game of a storied career when the Europa League final takes place in Baku on May 29.
The 36-year-old says he has no regrets about calling it quits when the 2018/19 campaign draws to a close.
“You have days when you play well and you think you could continue,” Cech said.
“But I think I have made the decision with a lot of thought.
“I could possibly go another two years but I would rather retire early than too late.”