European LeagueThe decision will have to be made in London next week. Villarreal beat Arsenal, but Pepe’s important away goal keeps the second leg enjoyable. Villarreal-Arsenal: 2-1.
Villarreal against Arsenal, that was a particularly special match for Unai Emery. Not only because it is the semi-final of the European League – Basque Country already has more experience with it – but mainly because he was sent off in London not long ago. Things are going better in Spain.
The game couldn’t start off better with Villarreal. Mano Triggeros defeated Arsenal keeper Lino with a slash kick. Arsenal were not inferior to the home team, but “Arsenal” created tough opportunities. On the flip side, Raul Albiol took advantage of the weak defense with a corner kick, which made him 2-0. The efficiency of the Spaniards.
Arsenal knocked out of the locker room after the break, but after Ceballos’ stupid second yellow card, the London team once again faced a harder time. Lino came to the rescue several times. A cheap penalty foul on Saka, and Pepe’s subsequent goal, still provide a suitable starting position. Goal on the go is vitally important, coach Arteta teaches. Arsenal made peace with the score, and the last quarter gave birth to a mouse.
Next week’s date in North London for the return match. There, both teams will miss a midfielder. In addition to Ceballos, Capoue also had to shower early.
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