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Arsenal Thump Benfica In Seven-Goal Spectacle

Club Friendly Report: Arsenal v Benfica 29 July

By SL International - Jul 29, 2017 07:12 PM

Club Friendly

Result: Arsenal 5-2 Benfica

Date: 29 July 2017

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal showed Benfica no mercy, as the Gunners romped to a 5-2 win in their opening Emirates Cup encounter on Saturday evening.

Benfica broke the deadlock after 11 minutes when Cervi's low strike deflected off Per Mertesacker and sailed past David Ospina.

The Gunners leveled matters in the 23 minute as Sead  Kolasinac raced to the byline and lifted the ball into the box, where Theo Walcott was on hand to volley home.

The hosts then took the lead in the 32nd minute when Kolasinca played in Francis Coquelin, who teed up Walcott for the simple tap-in.

The Portuguese side managed to level matters in the 39 minute when Salvio slotted from close range, after an error from the  Arsenal defence.

The score remained 2-2 at the halftime break.

Arsenal restored their lead in the 52nd minute Benfica defender, Lisandro deflected Walcott's cross into his own net.

The home side bagged a fourth goal after 64 minutes Reiss Nelson's pinpoint cross found Olvier Giroud, who volleyed home.

Six minutes later, Arsene Wenger's men bagged a fifth with Nigeria international Alexi Iwobi slotting home from close range.

Benfica looked to reduce the deficit as the second half went on, but they were unable to bypass the Arsenal defence in the second half.


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m3nga's Joined: 01 Jun 2017
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m3nga's Jul 31, 2017 06:20 PM
arsenal is the team i don't trust..
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Kumkani_The_King Jul 30, 2017 01:47 PM
Arsenal need to keep Giroud at all cost,he still has a major role to play at the club.Reiss Nelson looks good,i hope he gets a run at least in the Europa League and the League Cup.I also enjoyed watching Kolasinac in that left wingback role,Monreal and Gibbs are in for some tough competition.
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Faysal Jul 30, 2017 11:59 AM
Well done gunners
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 30, 2017 09:17 AM
Alwayz Giroud play a big role in Arsenal win bt sumtyms Wenger use to bench him
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KingLajava Jul 30, 2017 08:20 AM
Gunners
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Gunners of London
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Master25 Jul 29, 2017 10:33 PM
Cowditor are you forbiden from reporting anything regarding the upcoming El classico?
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mothapo0314 Jul 29, 2017 08:05 PM
well done keep up the good work
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I hope they deliver this coming season
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prakazel Jul 29, 2017 07:47 PM
Kolisanic! What a great free agent yoh

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