Benfica 1-1 Arsenal: Player ratings as Bukayo Saka strike earns Gunners draw

Benfica 1-1 Arsenal: Player ratings as Bukayo Saka strike earns Gunners draw

Arsenal originated from behind to safeguard a 1-1 draw with Benfica in the away leg of their last 32 Europa League incorporate Rome on Thursday evening.

Mikel Arteta’s side needs to have taken the lead at an early stage, however Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in some way handled to terminate vast from every one of 6 backyards out with the objective open.

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Benfica were handed a wonderful chance to take the lead quickly after half-time, when Emile Smith Rowe was ruled to have actually taken care of the sphere in the location. Pizzi, this period’s leading marker in the Europa League, tipped up as well as made indisputable from the area.

The lead lasted simply 2 mins, with Bukayo Saka touching residence to round of an attractive, streaming Arsenal step.

Both sides promoted a victor in a proposal to take a slim introduce the 2nd leg in Athens following Thursday, though ball game continued to be 1-1 with the connection carefully positioned at the middle.

That’s the suit highlights off the beaten track, currently to the Arsenal player ratings.

Darwin Nunez, David Luiz
David Luiz resists his guy|Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

2. Midfielders

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Odegaard was drawing the strings in midfield|ALBERTO PIZZOLI/Getty Images
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang missed out on a wonderful first-half chance|Danilo Di Giovanni/Getty Images

4. Substitutes

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