(LIVE) Europa League: Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid

FULL TIME!!! It ends Arsenal 1-1 Atletico.


90+2′ SAVE!!!! Again, Oblak deny Ramsey as he claims his looping header.

90′ Three minutes added time….


87′ SAVE!!!!!!!  Oblak saves Ramsey’s powerful header which  looks destined for the corner of the net, until the goalkeeper’s stretching fingers turn the ball wide.

85′ SUBSTITUTION!!!! Atletico replace Griezmann with Torres.

82′ G-O-A-LLLLLLL Antoine Griezmann scores for Atletico against the run of play. It’s Arsenal 1-1 Atletico.

82′ BALL POSSESSION!!! Arsenal 75% – 25% Atletico Madrid.

78′ It’s Arsenal all over the pitch as Atletico players all sit back to defence with just about ten minutes left in regular time.

75′ SUBSTITUTION!!!! Atletico replaces Ángel Correa with Stefan Savić

70′ ANOTHER  CHANCE!!!! Lacazette (Arsenal) meets a corner kick but there is no-one waiting at the back post when he nods across the face of goal.

68′ CHANCES!!! Arsenal are all over the place and are looking for more goals. Ozil picks out Monreal this time and his header is hacked away by Gimenez.

65′ SUBSTITUTION!!!! Atletico send Gabi in to replace Gameiro.

61′ G-O-A-LLLLLLLLL Alexandre Lacazette puts Arsenal ahead. Arsenal 1-0 Atletico Madrid.

58′ NO WAY!!! Arsenal just cannot forge a shooting opportunity. Atletico have everyone back and Arsenal find it hard to get an openning to shoot through.

53′ STATS!!!! Arsenal had 15 shots (including blocks) in the first half of the game; their most in the first half of a game without scoring since December 2017 against Manchester United (also 15).

50′ Arsenal are just can’t get their acts together as they search for the openiner.

46′ We are back for the second half….

HALF TIME!!!!! Arsenal are unable to take advantage of playing against a 10-man team and they now go into the break without a goal to show for their effort. It’s Arsenal 0-0 Atletico Madrid.

45′ 1 minute added.

44′ OVER!!! Correa (Atletico) darts into the Arsenal area on the left, turns inside and beyond Mustafi, then blazes over the top.

41′ Ospina (Arsenal) saves from Gameiro’s header. Atletico are not sitting back at all.

38′ SAVE! Again, Griezmann hits a powerful drive but Ospina parries.

36′ BALL POSSESSION!!! Arsenal 70% – 30% Atletico Madrid.

33′ SAVE!!!! Griezmann (Atletico) finds space on the edge of the area and hits the ball hard.

31′ WIDE!!!! Lovely play from Arsenal and Monreal hammers wide.

27′ NO GOAL YET!!!! It’s still Arsenal 0-0 Atletico Madrid.

23′  PENALTY APPEAL!!!  Lacazette wants a penalty after turning three times in the area and then goes to ground under pressure from Godin.

20′ SAVE!!!! Oblak! (Atletico) saves after Wilshere feeds Welbeck, who shoots hard and low.

18′ BLOCK!!!! Godin (Atletico) blocks to deny Ramsey.

13′ SENT OFF!!!! Simeone is gone, too. An Arsenal foul went without a booking and the Atleti coach is furious and the referee sends him off.

10′ RED CARD!!!! A second yellow card for Vrsaljko as he is penalised for his late challenge on Lacazette.

6′ CHANCE!!!! r Lacazette (Arsenal) directs his volley wide.

2′ YELLOW CARD!!! Vrsaljko (Atletico) enters the book for his challenge on Wilshere.

1′ KICK-OFF: Lacazette gets us under way

Subs: Axel Werner, Fernando Torres, Gabi, Stefan Savic, Diego Costa, Vitolo, Roberto Olabe.

Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Jan Oblak, Sime Vrsaljko, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez, Angel Correa, Thomas Partey, Saul Niguez, Koke, Kevin Gameiro, Antoine Griezmann.

Subs: Petr Cech, Rob Holding, Alex Iwobi, Calum Chambers, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Eddie Nketiah.

Arsenal (4-3-2-1): David Ospina, Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Europa League semi finals at the Emirates.

The game starts at 8:05pm.

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