Register Login Scores

UEFA Europa League

Arsenal Through To Europa League Semi-Finals

UEFA Europa League 

Result: CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg.)

Date: 12 April 2018

Venue: VEB Arena

Arsenal advanced to the Europa League semi-finals following their 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow in the second leg of their quarterfinal.

The Gunners came into the clash with a commanding 4-1 lead from the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last week.

The game was evenly poised for most of the opening stages of the first half this week, although chances were hard to come by in the opening 20 minutes.

The visitors managed to carve out an opening in the 23rd minute, but Alexandre Lacazette saw his shot blocked by Vasili Berezutski.

After a quiet spell, CSKA broke the deadlock in the 38th minute when Fedor Chalov slotted home on the rebound from close range after Petr Cech did brilliantly to keep out Aleksandr Golovin's initial header.

Five minutes into the second half, CSKA doubled their lead on the night, with Kirill Nababkin volleying past Cech from close range.

Arsenal had the ball in the back of the net on the hour mark when Mohamed Elneny headed past Roman Akinfeev, but the Egyptian was flagged offside.

The Gunners did a pull goal back with 15 minutes remaining as Danny Welbeck combined with Elneny before calmly slotting past the on-rushing Akinfeev.

Wenger's men pushed for more goals in the remaining stages of the second half, but Alex Iwobi squandered a good chance after 88 minutes when he fired with only Akinfeev to beat,

Aaron Ramsey did level matters in second-half stoppage time with a clinical finish, lobbing over the goalkeeper as the Gunners sealed their spot in the last four with a 6-3 aggregate win.

Ronaldo Sends Real Into Champions League Semis

Bore-Draw Sees Bayern Into Champions League Semis

Best & Worst: SuperSport v Pirates


Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

78 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

4 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

91 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Biggest Stadiums In Africa

12 Oct 18, 2021 12:25 PM in African Football

Mabizela Plans For New Football Challenge?

13 Oct 17, 2021 12:03 PM in PSL

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

9 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Official: Mourinho Makes Final Decision On Newcastle Job!

2 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in English Premier League

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad