Swiss Granit Xhaka scored 19 for Arsenal, while Sporting Lisbon equaled Pedro Gonçalves 62.
Lisbon goalkeeper Antonio Adan was the star of his team by making 7 saves tonight against Arsenal, which is the largest number of saves he made in any European League match.
Then he saved the Brazilian Martinelli’s penalty kick by executing the lucky kicks.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta decided to put striker Bukayo Saka, one of his team’s best players this season, on the bench, while Brazilian Gabriel Jesus participated for the first time since his absence from the stadiums for four months due to a knee injury, noting that he participated as a reserve against Fulham in the league. Sunday.
The Norwegian team captain, Martin Odegaard, also sat on the bench.
After an equal start between the two teams, Arsenal succeeded in opening the scoring after a forward pass from the Italian Jorginho towards Martinelli, who hit a ball that was blocked by the goalkeeper and prepared in front of the Swiss Granit Xhaka, so he followed it up with his left into the net (19).
Despite repeated attempts by Arsenal at the end of the first half, he was unable to double his goal tally.
Sporting went down with a different face in the second half, and succeeded in scoring a goal, not the most wonderful from the middle of the field, with a ball that Pedro hit, falling over the advanced goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale (62).
Marcus Edward almost gave Sporting the lead when he singled out the Arsenal goalkeeper, but his shot hit the latter (73).
Saka and Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey entered in the last quarter of an hour, but to no avail, so that the tie remained the master of the situation in the regular time, which forced the two teams to go into extra time in which they exchanged attacks, and the most prominent opportunity was for the Belgian striker Leandro Trossard, who was alone with goalkeeper Antonio Condemned, but the latter responded brilliantly. (99).
And Adan intervened again to save his goal from a sure goal from the header of Brazilian defender Gabriel (117), before penalty kicks decided the identity of the team that qualified for the quarter-finals.
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