LONDON, England.- In a match that left much to be desired, Arsenal drew with Slavia one goal at the Emirates Arena. The London team could not reflect their superiority on the scoreboard and left open the round that will be played on April 15 in the Czech Republic.
The first half was pretty lazy. Although the “Gunners” were at home, they could not generate the clarity necessary to endanger the Salvia Prague goal and for a few minutes they were even outmatched by the Czech team.
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For the second half Mikel Arteta adjusted his pieces and Arsenal’s dominance became more evident, but the lack of shots on target remained the main problem for the home team. The clearest of the match was in the ankle boots of Alexander Lacazette, who in a one-on-one with the rival goalkeeper crashed the ball into the post to the bad luck of the London team.
It was not until the 85th minute that Nicolás Pepe managed to beat the Czech defense by speed and beat the goalkeeper with a soft touch to score the first goal of the game.
NICO! THERE IT IS!
1-0 ⚫️ (86)
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But Slavia did not sit idly by and based on courage they pushed towards the end of the game and obtained their reward by having a minute of added time, when on a corner kick Tomas Holes took advantage of a deconcentration of the rear and scored the head tie .
The coin is still in the air. Arsenal will have to go to Prague with no advantage whatsoever to seek their qualification to the semi-finals of the Europa League, to try to save what has been a very bad year for the whole “Gunners”.