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Arsenal survive scare in Moscow to reach Europa League semis

Danny Welbeck celebrates

Arsenal reached the Europa League semi-finals with a 6-3 aggregate win at CSKA Moscow despite a nervy 2-2 draw in Russia.

Arsene Wenger’s side were trailing 2-0 and under pressure when Danny Welbeck’s second-half goal gave them breathing space.

The hosts, who led through Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nabakin, went close to drawing level on aggregate and leading on away goals as Petr Cech saved Aleksandr Golovin’s free-kick and Sergei Ignashevich shot narrowly wide.

Arsenal, the leading scorers in the competition, did not have an effort on target in the first 70 minutes, and Laurent Koscienly wasted a glorious chance before Welbeck struck.

Aaron Ramsey’s goal in stoppage time made certain of their progress into the last four alongside Atletico Madrid, Marseille and Salzburg.

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Line-ups

CSKA Moscow

  • 35Akinfeev
  • 24Berezutski
  • 4Ignashevich
  • 6Berezutski
  • 25BistrovicSubstituted forNatchoat 72′minutes
  • 14Nababkin
  • 10DzagoevSubstituted forVitinhoat 38′minutes
  • 17GolovinBooked at 86mins
  • 89Kuchaev
  • 7Musa
  • 63ChalovSubstituted forMilanovat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Pomazun
  • 8Milanov
  • 11Vitinho
  • 42Schennikov
  • 66Natcho
  • 75Zhamaletdinov
  • 80Khosonov

Arsenal

  • 33Cech
  • 24Bellerín
  • 20Mustafi
  • 6Koscielny
  • 18Monreal
  • 35El Neny
  • 11Özil
  • 8Ramsey
  • 10WilshereSubstituted forChambersat 69′minutes
  • 23Welbeck
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forIwobiat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mertesacker
  • 16Holding
  • 17Iwobi
  • 21Chambers
  • 31Kolasinac
  • 54Macey
  • 62Nketiah
Referee:
Felix Zwayer

Match Stats

Home TeamCSKA MoscowAway TeamArsenal
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, CSKA Moscow 2, Arsenal 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, CSKA Moscow 2, Arsenal 2.

Goal!

Goal! CSKA Moscow 2, Arsenal 2. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elneny with a through ball following a fast break.

Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Igor Akinfeev.

Attempt saved. Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

Attempt blocked. Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksei Berezutski.

Attempt missed. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mesut Özil with a through ball following a fast break.

Foul by Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal).

Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow).

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mesut Özil with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Kirill Nababkin.

Vitinho (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal).

Hand ball by Vitinho (CSKA Moscow).

Substitution

Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Georgi Milanov replaces Fedor Chalov.

Foul by Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal).

Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Alex Iwobi replaces Alexandre Lacazette.

Goal!

Goal! CSKA Moscow 2, Arsenal 1. Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elneny with a through ball.

Hand ball by Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow).

Substitution

Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Bibras Natcho replaces Kristijan Bistrovic.

Attempt missed. Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Shkodran Mustafi following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Calum Chambers replaces Jack Wilshere.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Sergei Ignashevich.

Attempt blocked. Mesut Özil (Arsenal) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Wilshere.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kristijan Bistrovic (CSKA Moscow).

Offside, Arsenal. Héctor Bellerín tries a through ball, but Mohamed Elneny is caught offside.

Mesut Özil (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aleksei Berezutski (CSKA Moscow).

Attempt blocked. Kristijan Bistrovic (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vasili Berezutski with a headed pass.

Corner, CSKA Moscow. Conceded by Petr Cech.

Attempt saved. Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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