• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 21', 87'
  • Kieran Tierney 67'
3
Group Stage
Finished
Agg 4-3
  • Diogo Gonçalves 43'
  • Rafa 61'
2
ARS
BEF
KO
  • An early booking for Taarabt – who of course is a former Premier League player. He has found his form with Benfica, but just lunged in late on Gabriel.
    Benfica
    Yellow Card
    BEF - Adel Taarabt
    5'
  • GOAL! ARSENAL TAKE THE LEAD! Aubameyang has put the Gunners ahead, lifting a superb, composed finish over Helton after latching onto Saka’s excellent through ball. There is a check for offside, but the goal stands. It’s 1-0 Arsenal!
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    21'
  • GOOOOOAAALLL!! BENFICA STRIKE BACK! What a hit from Goncalves! He gets his effort up and over the wall and it dips wickedly into the top-left corner, giving Leno no chance! It’s 1-1!
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Diogo Gonçalves
    43'
HT
  • A raft of changes now for Benfica. First, Seferovic makes way for Nunez.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out14 - Haris Seferovic
    Substitution - In9 - Darwin Núñez
    57'
  • Pizzi, who has been on the fringes of things, also makes way. He has been replaced by the pacy and direct Everton.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Pizzi
    Substitution - In7 - Everton
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out49 - Adel Taarabt
    Substitution - In8 - Gabriel Pires
    58'
  • GOAL! Oh my word, what a mistake from Ceballos! It was the midfielder who conceded the free-kick for Benfica’s equaliser, and he has now cost Arsenal a second. Helton kicked it long and Ceballos inexplicably tried to head it back to Leno. He was totally unaware of Rafa, however, and the forward nipped onto it, rounded Leno and hit home in an empty net.
    Benfica
    Goal
    BEF - Rafa
    61'
  • Arteta reacts by making two changes. Ceballos is one of the players to go off. He has made way for Partey, who has returned from injury.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out32 - Emile Smith Rowe
    Substitution - In12 - Willian
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out8 - Dani Ceballos
    Substitution - In18 - Thomas Partey
    63'
  • GOOOOAALLLL!!! TIERNEY! What a finish that is from the full-back. Willian got down the left and supplied a pass into the former Celtic youngster, who sidesteps his marker before drilling a brilliant strike across Helton and into the bottom-right corner. It’s 2-2, but Arsenal still need another one!
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Kieran Tierney
    67'
  • An attacking change from Arteta, though Arsenal fans may question why it did not come slightly earlier. Lacazette is on, replacing Bellerin, and it seems Saka will switch to right-back.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out2 - Héctor Bellerín
    Substitution - In9 - Alexandre Lacazette
    78'
  • Another Benfica change. Grimaldo has made way for Tavares.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out3 - Alejandro Grimaldo
    Substitution - In71 - Nuno Tavares
    85'
  • GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! AUBAMEYANG SCORES! Is that the goal that sends Arsenal through? They have completed the turnaround – Saka delivering a wonderful cross to the back post, where Aubameyang is on hand to nod home. It’s 3-2 Arsenal, and the Gunners are going through!
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    87'
  • A roll of the dice for Benfica, as Weigl is replaced by Waldschmidt.
    Benfica
    Benfica
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out28 - Julian Weigl
    Substitution - In10 - Luca Waldschmidt
    90'
  • Saka, possibly the man of the match, has also been replaced. Chambers is on.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Martin Ødegaard
    Substitution - In25 - Mohamed Elneny
    90'
FT
Arsenal
Game Stats
Benfica
53%
Possession
47%
10
Shots
6
5
Shots (On goal)
2
1
Corners
1
0
Saves
2
10
Fouls
3

Lineups

1
Bernd Leno
2
Héctor Bellerín
23
David Luiz
6
Gabriel Magalhães
3
Kieran Tierney
8
Dani Ceballos
34
Granit Xhaka
7
Bukayo Saka
11
Martin Ødegaard
32
Emile Smith Rowe
14
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
2x
Arsenal
4-2-3-1
77
Helton Leite
4
Lucas Verissimo
30
Nicolás Otamendi
5
Jan Vertonghen
21
Pizzi
28
Julian Weigl
49
Adel Taarabt
17
Diogo Gonçalves
3
Alejandro Grimaldo
27
Rafa
14
Haris Seferovic
Benfica
3-5-2

Team Stats

Arsenal

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
020
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
21',
87'
20321
MidfieldersGASHOFCFS
00100
90'
02210
90'
00010
63'
00110
63'
00010
DefendersGASHOFCFS
67'
10110
00100
00032
78'
00000
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
63'(Emile Smith Rowe)
01000
63'(Dani Ceballos)
00000
78'(Héctor Bellerín)
00000
90'(Bukayo Saka)
00000
90'(Martin Ødegaard)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Benfica

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
032
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
61'
10101
57'
00102
MidfieldersGASHOFCFS
43'
10102
90'
00002
85'
00000
58'
00001
58'
00011
DefendersGASHOFCFS
00100
00000
00010
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
57'(Haris Seferovic)
00111
58'(Adel Taarabt)
00000
58'(Pizzi)
00000
85'(Alejandro Grimaldo)
00000
90'(Julian Weigl)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Arsenal
Game Stats
Benfica
53%
Possession
47%
10
Shots
6
5
Shots (On goal)
2
1
Corners
1
0
Saves
2
10
Fouls
3