Football Video Highlights: Sporting vs Arsenal 2-2 Download #SPOARS
Sporting vs Arsenal 2-2 Download Video Highlights: UEFA Europa League (UEL) – March 9th 2023.
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William Saliba was on target as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at Sporting CP in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 tie.
The French defender nodded in Fabio Vieira’s corner on 22 minutes to open the scoring and net his third goal for the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta had made six changes to the side that beat Bournemouth in dramatic fashion at the weekend and it showed as the away side lacked tempo, cohesion and rhythm for large spells of the encounter.
The second half was excellent, with both teams really going for it and the match not feeling like the first leg of a tie as the action went end-to-end.
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Sporting got their noses in front as Paulinho pounced on a rebound from a Turner save to delight the home fans, but Arsenal levelled again just past the hour, with Hidemasa Morita very unlucky to turn a Granit Xhaka pass into his own goal.
Arsenal will clearly be favourites to progress with the scores level as they prepare for their home leg, but Sporting proved how dangerous they can be and will be a threat again at the Emirates.
It was poor from goalkeeper Matt Turner, on a rare start for the American as he failed to come for the cross, while debutant Jakub Kiwior did not exactly cover himself in glory as he ducked away from the cross.