Dani Ceballos and madridista Martin Odegaard scored the rhythm of the clash against Benfica, which four al Arsenal (1-1) in the first leg of the round of 32 of the Europa League played in Rome for the prohibition of English teams from entering certain countries.
The set of Mikel Arteta left the Olympic stadium with flying colors in a beautiful game, with alternate dominance and in which the most fair thing was the equalizer. In that first half, Aubameyang, after a great play by Ceballos and the other Spaniard, Hctor Bellern, wasted the best chance of the match.
Ceballos and Odegaard they dominated and took over the leadership of Mikel Arteta’s team, despite Benfica taking the lead in the 55th minute with Pizzi’s goal, their seventh goal of the season. He did it thanks to a penalty by English hands inside the area.
In two minutes Arsenal neutralized the advantage, tying thanks to the Englishman Bukayo Saka, who beat Helton Leite in a play in which the aforementioned Odegaard participated, who completed a good match before being substituted.
The duel, which did not have many great opportunities, will be defined at the Emirates stadium next week.