Arsenal reached the final of the Europa League of the season 2018/2019. In the semi-final of the English club knocked out the Spanish “Valencia”.
Valencia – Arsenal 2:4
Goals: Gameiro, 11, 58 – Aubameyang, 17, 69, 89, Lacazette, 50
“Bats”, who lost in the first match with the score 3:1, were forced from the opening minute to go by all forces in attack to play a handicap of Londoners. At the start of the match, the Spaniards controlled the ball and the first to create a sharp point. In particular, Gedes powerful, but inaccurate shot on 8 minutes. The gunners responded with a weak shot Maitland-Niles. And after that Valencia, as in the first game, opened the scoring. The home team launched an extremely rapid counter-attack. Parejo gave to Rodrigo, and the one on Gameiro. The attack of the French was decisive – 1:0.
Pretty goal got the players, “Valencia” and almost in the next attack they could at the second time to disappoint the guests. Rodrigo shot from outside the box, but fell to Gameiro. At 16th minute Rodrigo emptied his gun again, but the ball flew near the gate. After that Petr Cech a free kick, which found Lacazette. The Frenchman received the ball for the Forward and one long-range shot equalized.
Valencia continued to press the “gunners”, but the dangerous moments at owners was reduced. Also in no hurry to score for the Londoners. Your moment in the middle of the second half again had Aubameyang, but he struck exactly in the hands of Neto. Spanish for 35 minutes, answered extremely sharp penalty. Parejo had a few centimeters. For 39 minutes to score was Lacazette. Aubameyang after the break on the wing rolled out of the Alexander, but the punching at the touch, not hit the target.
Already at the start of the second half, Arsenal scored the second and almost buried the chances for Valencia to play in the final. Seriously, the Spaniards were cut in the center of the field and the gunners began their counterattack. Lacazette received the ball in the penalty area and turn just broke, leaving no chance Neto. Eight minutes later, “bats” played. Vass made a cross into the box, which responded to Rodrigo. After his shot the ball bounced to Gameiro, who brought the ball into the goal – 2:2.
In the 69th minute did the impossible odds for Valencia to play in the final Aubameyang. Back Gabonese in the fall completed a pass of Maitland-Niles and again led the gunners forward. The Spaniards to pass in the final 20 minutes needed to score four goals. With this task, the home team failed and in the end of the game, missed the fourth ball. A hat-trick after a quick attack designed Aubameyang. The striker powerfully hammer the ball under the crossbar.
Valencia – Arsenal – match highlights of the match
Thus, the “Arsenal” won “Valencia” 2:4, and the sum of the two matches is 3:7. The Europa League final will be held on Wednesday, may 29, in Baku (Azerbaijan).
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