Unai Emery’s Villarreal have a 2-1 lead over Arsenal from the first leg before the return leg in north London …
Arsenal have a vital away goal against Villarreal to make their way into the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg at the Emirates on Thursday. However, the Spanish team retain the advantage after a 2-1 victory at the Estadio de la Cerámica in the first leg.
Villarreal led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Manu Trigueros (5th) and Raúl Albiol (29th) before Nicolas Pépé converted from place for Arsenal in the Spanish game.
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The Europa League in India is broadcast on Sony Networks
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Both teams finished the first leg with a man down – Dani Ceballos was sent off for Arsenal and Étienne Capoue also received a second yellow card for a late challenge on Bukayo Saka.
It’s a periscope for The Yellow Submarine who ran out of winners, to leave Arsenal looking down on the barrel of a potential Europa League exit as Unai Emery showed his former employers what they missed when got rid of him, the man who took them. in the final of this tournament two years ago.
Mikel Arteta’s side improved after the break – and this away goal from Nicolas Pépé could prove absolutely vital. For Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will hopefully be back in great shape and Alexandre Lacazette could also be available.
|Dated||Time (IST)||Match||TV channel / stream|
|May 7||12:30 p.m.||Arsenal v Villarreal||Sony Ten 1 SD and HD / SonyLIV|
Road to the semi-final
Villarreal dominated Group I of the Europa League with 16 points to reach the knockout stage. In the round of 16, the Spanish club beat RB Salzburg 4-1 on aggregate, then overtook Dynamo Kyiv in the round of 16 which they beat 4-0 on aggregate. In the quarter-finals, Villarreal beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-1 over two sets.
Arsenal were in Group B of the Europa League alongside Molde, Rapid Wien and Dundalk. The Gunners had dominated the group stage with 18 points. In the round of 16 they beat Benfica 4-3 on aggregate and then beat Olympiacos in the round of 16 3-2 over two sets. In the quarter-finals, they beat Slavia Prague 5-1 on aggregate.
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