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Gunners Cruise Past Ostersunds In Europa

UEFA Europa League Report: Östersunds v Arsenal 15 February 2018

By SL International - Feb 15, 2018 09:50 PM

UEFA Europa League 

Result: Östersunds 0-3 Arsenal

Date: 15 February 2018

Venue: Jamtkraft Arena

Arsenal have one foot in the next round of the UEFA Europa League after defeating  Östersunds 3-0 in their Last 32 first-leg tie.

The Gunners broke the deadlock on 13 minutes when Nacho Monreal slotted home from close range after goalkeeper Aly Keita failed to hold onto Alex Iwobi's tame strike.
 
The lead was doubled on 24 minutes when Sotirios Papagiannopoulos diverted the ball into his own net following a cross from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
 
Ostersunds carved out of their first opening four minutes later as Gero sent a close range header straight at Davide Ospina.
 
The hosts did ended the half on a stronger note, but they could not bypass the Gunners defence and went into the break trailing by two goals.
 
The Gunners bagged a thid goal in the 58th minute when Mkhitaryan teed up Mesut Ozil, who sent a low effort into the far corner.
 
Arsene Wenger opted for a change on 72 minutes as Monreal was replaced by Sead Kolašinac in a like-for-like switch.
 
The Gunners continued to push for more goals as the second half  but they were let down by the decision-making in the final third.
 
Ostersunds were awarded a penalty in second-half stoppage time following a foul from Hector Bellerin. Tom Pettersson stepped up but saw his spot-kick saved by Ospina as the clash ended 3-0.


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13’ Nacho Monreal

24’ Sotiris Papagiannopoulos (og)

58’ Mesut Özil

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smo Joined: 30 Dec 2014
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smo Feb 16, 2018 06:21 AM
Wenger will do good to try to do a mourinho n qualify for cl via this route. Otherwise he can forget the top 4 as that will b next to impossible, tough out there in epl..
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spanish laligabbva Feb 16, 2018 05:16 AM
Griezman nutmeg(ishibobo)move that resulted in Kevin making it 2-1 was just Rude its DISRESPECT to a follow profetional apponet...some say its skill full....
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spanish laligabbva Feb 16, 2018 04:22 AM
Mesut Ozil

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