With a nice ball stung, Nicolas Pépé gave the advantage to Arsenal this Thursday against Slavia Prague in the quarter-final first leg of the Europa League. But the Gunners were picked up at the end of the suspense.
Bad operation for Arsenal. While they thought they had done the hard part by opening the scoring in the 86th minute of play, the Gunners were finally held in check by Slavia Prague (1-1), this Thursday, in the quarter-final first leg of the League Europa. Always so surprising, the Czechs have never abdicated at the Emirates Stadium. They managed to equalize at the end of the suspense, in the fourth minute of added time.
Arsenal did not hold
On a final corner, defender Tomas Holes broke away from the far post to score with a header (90th + 4). A little earlier, Nicolas Pépé had given the advantage to his team after a backlash. On a long full-axis clearance from Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inherited the ball and threw his Ivorian teammate into the depth. The former Lille player, often criticized for his lack of efficiency since arriving in England, passed his defender, before stealing a small ball from outside the left to adjust Ondrej Kolar.
But as often, Arsenal failed to keep their advantage to the end and find themselves in a delicate position before the return match scheduled for next Thursday in the Czech Republic.
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