FT: Sporting 2-2 Arsenal

Arsenal drew 2-2 with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League Last 16 at the Jose Alvalade Stadium.

The Gunners opened the scoring on 22 minutes when Fabio Vieira’s corner delivery from the right found the unmarked William Saliba, who picked up a comfortable header.

But Ruben Amorim’s men equalised after 34 minutes when ex-Tottenham ace Marcus Edwards’ corner from the right found Goncalo Inacio, whose stunning back header beat Matt Turner.

The hosts turned the game on its head in the 55th minute with Paulinho.

Edwards played Pedro Goncalves through with a wonderful ball and the midfielder’s shot was saved by Turner but Paulinho got the rebound and scored in front of open goal.

However, Arsenal equalised seven minutes later when Hidemasa Morita accidentally sent the ball to his own net after trying to block Granit Xhaka’s pass to Gabriel Martinelli

Credit: Reuters

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