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20:00
06/05/21
Emirates Stadium
Europa League • Semifinal
  • 2nd Half
  • Arsenal
  • Villarreal CF
  • Nketiah
    90'
  • BellerínNketiah
    90'
  • PinoGómez
    90'
  • PedrazaMoreno
    90'
  • Pino
    86'
  • TierneyWillian
    80'
  • AubameyangLacazette
    79'
  • AlcácerBacca
    72'
  • ØdegaardMartinelli
    66'
  • 1st Half
  • Arsenal
  • Villarreal CF
  • ChukwuezePino
    29'
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Arsenal - Villarreal CF

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Villareal reach a European final for the first time. What disappointment for Arsenal. Thanks for following the match with us.

90+4' 

It really is to Arsenal's detriment they have not even made this injury time nervous for the Spaniards.

90+2'

A booking for a late foul from Nketiah who has only just come on for Bellerin.

90+1'

Moreno comes on for Pedraza.

90' 

Bellerin plays to Pepe on the by-line and he pulls back to the full back by Coquelin makes a crucial block.

87'

Pino gets a yellow card for asking the referee to present a card to an Arsenal player.

85' 

Willian crosses in from the left flank but with the goalkeeper stranded it comes off Pau Torres' head and behind for a corner.

82' 

Smith-Rowe clips a ball in to Lacazette but the number nine was slightly offside.

80' 

That was Aubameyang's last act. Lacazette and Willian replace him and Tierney.

79'

Aubameyang hits the post again. On the break Bellerin hit a perfect cross to the back post and the Gabon striker heads down at goal but with the keeper beaten it comes back off the post.

77' 

A corner falls to Martinelli on the edge of the box but he skews a poor shot well wide.

75' 

Partey goes down in the box but a foul is given against him. It's the right decision his attempted shot saw him catch Pino who nicked the ball away from him.

74' 

Another header from Holding, this time from an inswinging Pepe cross but he can't direct it on target.

72'

Bacca comes on to replace Alcacer.

72' 

Saka clips a ball into the box and Holding leaps high to meet it but heads over the bar.

71' 

Saka is brought down by Coquelin a few yards in from the corner flag.

66'

Oedegaard is replaced by Martinelli.

64' 

Pedraza puts a dangerous low ball across the box that Tierney gleefully hacks away at the far post.

64' 

Mari seems to be fine to carry on. Martinelli, meanwhile, is limbering up to enter proceedings.

61' 

Mari is down injured in the Arsenal box after a collision with Alcacer.

58' 

Pino puts a dangerous ball across the six-yard box that Leno parries behind.

55' 

Smith-Rowe plays in Pepe who slides a ball across the six-yard box that Rulli gathers with a dive.

53' 

Moreno with a fine chance to score on the break but after turning on his left foot could only hit a tame effort that Leno comfortably saved.

50' 

Great chance for Smith-Rowe but he chips the ball just wide of the far post after the keeper flapped at a Bellerin cross.

47' 

Pepe fires wide of the target after a lovely scoop from Tierney over the Villareal defence.

46'

Arsenal get us back underway. No changes for the Gunners.

Half Time

Not much of a game so far, one good Arsenal chance which fell to the man they'd have wanted it to fall to, Aubameyang, but his stylish effort hit the wrong side of the post.

45+2' 

Oedegaard centres the ball but Mari was penalised for jumping on a Villareal defender.

45+1' 

Pepe sets Tierney up on the by-line and his low cross is blocked behind for a corner.

44' 

Partey wins the ball in midfield and then it is played via Oedegaard to Saka on the right wing who disappointingly clips a ball with his wrong foot behind for a goal kick.

41' 

Moreno plays a low ball into the box which is deflected wide of the goal

39' 

Almost an absolute howler! Smith-Rowe on the break moved the ball forward quickly before playing in Aubameyang on the left wing and though his shot after cutting in was weak and straight into Rulli's arms, it went through the keeper who gratefully turned round to see it within diving range.

34' 

Gaspar gets space in the right hand side of the penalty area and crosses into the middle but straight into the arms of Leno

30'

The winger is being stretchered off to be replaced by Pino. A sad end to his season it seems.

28' 

Chukwueze is being treated on the field and looks in a lot of pain.

27'

Off the post! Aubameyang on the volley with the outside of this boot hits the outside of the woodwork with the goalkeeper beaten.

25' 

Tierney has Arsenal's first shot in anger from the edge of the box but it flies five or six yards wide of the target.

24' 

Parejo curled it over the wall and dipping towards the top corner but fortunately for Arsenal it landed on top of the net.

 

Arsenal getting caught playing out the back and it leads to a free kick on the edge of the box in a central position after Partey brought down Parejo.

21' 

Pepe gets to the edge of the box and tries a clip over the top but no one had read his pass and it was probably too hard as well.

20' 

Another unconvincing punch from Gulli but his clearance is completed by Albiol.

17' 

Rulli not with the most convincing punch from an Arsenal corner but he gets it out of danger. He hasn't been troubled at all so far.

15' 

Trigueros tries to play through Alcacer but his pass is too firm.

13' 

Partey hits a pretty firm and bouncy backpass to Leno but the goalkeeper dealt with it admirably.

9' 

Chukwueze left Pepe on his backside on the right flank but Mari did well to curb his run on the edge of his box.

6' 

Fine effort from Chukwueze who comes in from the right flank and hits a vicious curling effort which Leno parries over.

2' 

Pepe forces an early corner.

1'

Villareal get us underway...

19:59 

Late team news with Tierney in for Xhaka, who was injured in the warm up, at left back. Could be good news if he can last the 90 minutes.

19:59 

The teams are out and ready to go...

19:52 

Can Pepe deliver once more in the Champion's League?

19:43 

An interesting betting market for tonight's game. Arsenal are 5/6 to win the match but Villareal 4/6 to qualify. The Gunners are 11/10 to make another all-English final.

19:35 

How crucial will this save prove to be at the end of tonight's play.

19:29 

Two changes for Villareal as well, with Gaspar and Coquelin coming in for Foyth and the suspended Capoue.

19:24 

Bellerin and Aubameyang for Chambers and Ceballos the changes for Arsenal. Tierney and Lacazette are fit enough to be on the bench.

19:18 

Maybe the most memorable Uefa Cup (Europa in old money) Final occurred back in 1998 - an all-Italian encounter dominated by an other-worldly Brazilian.

19:10 

Here are all Arsenal's goals in the tournament this year. Just one of these needed tonight, so long as Leno keeps a clean sheet.

19:00 

And this is the Villareal side are protecting the slender 2-1 advantage from the first leg...

18:58 

This is how the Gunners will line up...

18:54 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of the Europa League semi-final, second leg between Arsenal and Villareal. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the match with you.