Europa League: Aubameyang’s Late Goal Takes Arsenal Into Last 16

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice including a late winner to help Arsenal edge past Benfica into the last 16 of the Europa League.

The Gabon striker put Arsenal ahead at the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus in their home leg of a tie relocated due to Covid-19 travel restrictions between Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Diogo Goncalves levelled the contest with a magnificent free-kick and Rafa Silva gave Benfica a 2-1 lead on the night when he took advantage of an error from Dani Ceballos on the hour.

Kieran Tierney rifled in an equaliser and Aubameyang headed in the decisive goal from Bukayo Saka‘s cross on 87 minutes, earning the Gunners a 4-3 aggregate victory and saving them from an unusual away goals exit following a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Rome.

Mikel Arteta‘s side will discover their last-16 opponents in Friday’s draw in Nyon.

 

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