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10-Man Atletico Snatch Away Goal At Arsenal

UEFA Europa League Report: Arsenal v Atletico Madrid 26 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 26, 2018 11:07 PM

UEFA Europa League 

Result: Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Date: 26 April 2018

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Ten-man Atletico Madrid claimed a vital away goal through Antoine Griezmann as they drew 1-1 with Arsenal in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final.

Atletico felt hard done by in the 10th  minute after right-back Sime Vrsaljiko got his second yellow card and was sent off following a late tackle on Alexandre Lacazette.

Diego Simeone was furious on the touchline and was remonstrating to every decision that went against them and, four minutes later, he was also sent off.

Laurent Koscielny should have opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 26th minute but he sliced a volley wide at the back post following a neat flick from Lacazette.

Antoine Griezmann found space inside the box for the visitors in the 33rd minute and unleashed a powerful low shot that was brilliantly saved by the hosts’ goalkeeper David Ospina.

Neither side could find the opening goal in the final 10 minutes of the half, despite Arsenal's dominance.

The English side had gained control and Lacazette finally found the breakthrough with 60 minutes gone after leaping highest inside the box to convert a cross from the left wing,1-0.

The Gunners were oozing confidence with 15 minutes remaining and threatened to get their second goal as their numerical advantage was beginning to tell.

However, Griezmann got Simeone’s men back into the tie eight minutes before time after shrugging off Koscielny before slotting into an empty net after Ospina had half-saved his initial shot.

The Gunners pushed for a winning goal in the closing stages and Aaron Ramsey came within inches but saw his flashed header somehow pawed away by Oblak as Atletico managed to remain solid in defence to claim the draw.


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26 Apr 2018 21:05 Emirates Stadium UEFA Europa League Round 5
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61’ Alexandre Lacazette

82’ Antoine Griezmann

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Yah neh
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Arsenal can kiss whatever glimpse of hope they had of winning any silverware this season!
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spanish laligabbva Apr 27, 2018 08:59 AM
The annimetat "Diego Sime1" in touch line got sent off this is not Good for ATLETICO de MADRID they need his guidance off pitch!!! He Really inspired dos boys with his character Spanish juggunut ATM will miss Simone next week mark my words
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Spanish 'giant'ATM have not conceded a goal @home in the magnificent house of pain WANDE METROPOLTANOS I think A*SERNAL won't score in Madrid next Tuesday
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One more Madrid pls
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lol griezman
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woooo Griezman
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CCTV Apr 26, 2018 10:40 PM
make sure they do not get that away goal
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Arsenal To Win The Game.
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It'si a good thing we don't predict here otherwise the Cowditor would be smiling on his way to still our points, just like he or she did izolo... Ndoba angry until next of next year!!!!
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Tong Apr 26, 2018 09:49 PM
A must win for the Gunners; we must win this one and go on and clinch this competition. ...just to send Wenger off in style
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Arsenal must win it for Arsen Wenger
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Come on Gunners, Wenger deserves a memorable send off.
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5.0 win arsenal
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Its a blockbuster clash tonight
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