Valencia 2 – 4 Arsenal Football Highlights
(UEFA Europa League)
Agg: 3 – 7
GOAL : 11′ Kevin Gameiro 1 – 0
The Mestalla erupts, and it’s from a fine counter attacking move!
Maitland-Niles sees a cross-shot saved by Neto at one end, and Valencia break at pace. Maitland-Niles is out of position, Torreira doesn’t get across, and Rodrigo can centre from the left across the face of goal for Gameiro.
It takes a little deflection into Gameiro’s path at the far post, and he makes no mistake from close range.
GOAL : 17′ 1 – 1 Pierre-Emerick Auba…
What is happening?! It’s Arsenal’s first attack and they’ve got a huge, huge goal!
It’s a simple long punt from Cech, Gabriel’s header is poor, allowing Lacazette to nod a header onto his partner Aubameyang.
18 yards out, Aubameyang lets it bounce before firing a superb half volley into the bottom right corner!! What a finish! What a goal for Arsenal!!
GOAL : 50′ 1 – 2 Alexandre Lacazette
After the last two nights, we can’t say that for sure, but Valencia need FOUR goals now.
It’s brilliant from Aubameyang again, winning the ball from Gaya on the floor on the right. Torreira races through with it, feeds Lacazette on the left of the box, and after two touches, he finds the bottom right corner from 15 yards!
Fine finish. It’s Alexandre the great for Arsenal!
GOAL : 58′ Kevin Gameiro 2 – 2
Well, well, well, what do we have here?
Valencia needed four. They have one back.
Parejo has it on the right, he cuts it back for Rodrigo, who somehow sees his shot hit Gameiro and bundle over the line. Hint of offside, but Monreal played him on.
Goal : 69′ 2 – 3 Pierre-Emerick Auba…
Surely, surely, that’s that.
What a performance from Aubameyang.
Lacazette wins it deep and feeds Maitland-Niles on the right. The pace on the low cross is superb, and Aubameyang gets in front of his man at the near post to sneak it home. Valencia now need four, again!
GOAL : 88′ 2 – 4 Pierre-Emerick Auba…
Wow. What a performance. Arsenal have made it, and Auba has been absolutely incredible.
He plays a one-two with Mkhitaryan, and receives it at an acute angle. But no problem for Auba, he finds the roof of the net with a thumping finish. Oh my.
Hat-trick, and a 10/10 performance. 29 goals for the season.
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Goals ( 2 – 4 ) And Cards
⚽11′ Kevin Gameiro 1 – 0
⚽17′ 1 – 1 Pierre-Emerick Auba…
🌕38′ Ezequiel Garay
🌕43′ Jose Gaya
⚽50′ 1 – 2 Alexandre Lacazette
⚽58′ Kevin Gameiro 2 – 2
🌕62′ Mesut Ozil
⚽69′ 2 – 3 Pierre-Emerick Auba…
⚽88′ 2 – 4 Pierre-Emerick Auba…
Video HD Highlights below
Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)
Valencia : Neto (5), Gabriel (4), Gaya (5), Piccini (5), Garay (5), Guedes (6), Parejo (5), Coquelin (5), Wass (5), Gameiro (6), Rodrigo (6)
Subs: Soler (5), Torres (5), Mina (5)
Arsenal FC : Cech (6), Maitland-Niles (7), Sokratis (6), Koscielny (6), Monreal (6), Xhaka (6), Torreira (7), Kolasinac (6), Ozil (6), Lacazette (8), Aubameyang (10)
Subs: Mkhitaryan (7), Mustafi (6), Guendouzi (7)
Man Of The Match :Aubameyang
Post Match Stats
- Arsenal have qualified for their seventh European final (1 Fairs Cup, 3 Cup Winners Cup, 1 Champions League, 2 UEFA Cup/Europa League), lifting the trophy on just two of the previous six occasions.
- Arsenal registered a win away to Spanish opposition for the first time in eight games (D2 L5), since a 1-0 win at Real Madrid in February 2006.
- Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has netted 29 goals in all competitions this season, a haul only Sergio Aguero (31) can better among Premier League players.
- Since his Arsenal debut in August 2017, Alexandre Lacazette has been directly involved in 51 goals for the club in all competitions, more than any other player (36 goals, 15 assists).
- Excluding own-goals, 11 of Arsenal’s last 12 Europa League goals have seen Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang involved (four goals and one assist for Lacazette and six goals and two assists for Aubameyang).
- Arsenal reach their first European final since 2006
- Club’s last 4 European finals:
- 1995 UEFA Super Cup
- 1995 Cup Winners’ Cup
- 2000 UEFA Cup
- 2006 Champions League
- Five of the previous 28 teams to lose the first leg of a UEFA Cup/Europa League semi-final by 2+ goals have ended up progressing, most recently Espanyol against Club Brugge in 1987-88.
- Arsenal have never been knocked out of a European tie in which they won the first leg by two or more goals, progressing from all 27 previously.
- Valencia are looking to reach their first major European final since the 2004 UEFA Cup, when they beat Marseille 2-0 under Rafael Benitez.
- Arsenal’s last appearances in a European final was in 2006, losing the Champions League showpiece against Barcelona. The Gunners have lost each of the last three major European finals they’ve reached (1995 Cup Winners Cup, 2000 UEFA Cup, 2006 Champions League).
- Valencia have won both of their two previous home games against Arsenal, beating them 1-0 in the 2000-01 Champions League quarter-final and 2-1 in the 2002-03 Champions League second group stage.
- Arsenal have lost their last four away games against Spanish opponents, and are winless in their last seven such games (D2 L5) since a 1-0 win at Real Madrid in February 2006.
- Valencia have lost just one of their last 21 home games in all competitions (W15 D5), though it was their last such game against Eibar in La Liga (0-1).
- Including finals, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has won his last 18 Europa League knockout ties, last being eliminated from the competition in the 2011-12 semi-finals with Valencia.
- Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette has scored eight goals in his last 10 Europa League knockout stage games.