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Europa League semi-finals: Arsenal lost an away leg to Unai Emery’s Villarreal

Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi-final First Leg match between Villareal CF and Arsenal at Estadio de la Ceramica on April 29, 2021 in Villarreal, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Image source: Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Match information

Europe, UEFA Europa League, Playoff

29 April 2021 - 23:00





1 - 0 Manuel Trigueros Munoz - 5`

2 - 0 Raul Albiol - 29`

2 - 1 Nicolas Pepe - 73`

Red Card Daniel Ceballos - 57`

Red Card Etienne Capoue - 80`

Arsenal suffer a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash. Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s Villarreal side look very comfortable and hold a 2-0 lead at the break. Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol have scored for the La Liga side.

In the 57th minute of the second half, the Gunners suffered another huge blow. Dani Ceballos has been shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Dani Parejo and has been sent off.

Nicolas Pepe gave a little hope to Mikel Arteta’s side as he converted from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute of the game. It was before Etienne Capoue has been sent off and left the game 10 vs 10.





The second leg will take place on Thursday, May 6. Click here to watch the highlights of the first leg.

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