‘PL 1st place’ Arsenal, eliminated from Europa Round of 16 after penalty shoot-out with Sporting

League leaders Arsenal have been eliminated from the Europa League.

Arsenal won the 2022-2023 European 토토사이트 Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) round of 16 second leg at Sporting CP held at the Emirates Stadium in London on the 17th (Korean time) in 90 minutes of regular time and 1-1 in overtime. lost in the end.

Arsenal, which is in first place in the English Premier League (PL), sent most players except for some key players, but they fought a bloody battle that went to overtime, but lost and left regret.

Arsenal suffered a string of injuries. In the 9th minute of the first half, Takehiro Tomiyasu collapsed and Ben White was put in.

Arsenal, who maintained their concentration despite the early substitution, took a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute with a shot from Greenit Xhaka.

However, there was no time to maintain the momentum, and William Salaba collapsed due to an injury in the 21st minute of the first half, and Rob Holding was put in instead. Arsenal, who lost two players in the defense, tried to keep up the momentum, but it didn’t work out.

The first half ended 0-0. At the start of the second half, Arsenal strengthened their offensive by replacing Gabriel Jesus with Leandro Trossad.

However, in the 17th minute of the second half, Sporting turned the balance of the game back to square one when Pedro Goncalves scored a lightning-fast equalizer.

Desperate Arsenal saw an opportunity in the 20th minute of the second half by replacing Jorginho with Thomas Partey. Sporting continued their offensive relatively leisurely.

Arsenal lost two defenders in the first half, but goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale went down with an injury in the 30th minute of the second half, but fortunately returned quickly. 

It wasn’t until the 45th minute of the second half that Sporting put in Youssef Sermiti instead of Dias Fernandez as the first replacement card, thoroughly aiming for overtime.

Going into extra time, Sporting replaced Goncalves with Dario Esugo and Matheus Reis with Nuno Santos. Arsenal had a decisive chance with Trossard in the 8th minute of extra time, but it hit the post.

In the 11th minute of extra time, Arsenal put in Martin Odegard in place of Fabio Vieira and started an all-out war. However, they couldn’t decide the winner and entered the penalty shoot-out.

A tight penalty shoot-out was settled with Sporting winning after Arsenal’s number 4 kicker Gabriel Martinelli missed. 

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