Arsenal Bowed Out of Europa League in Penalty Shootout Defeat Against Sporting CP
Arsenal’s quest for European glory in the Europa League was brought to a heartbreaking end on Thursday night, as they bowed out in a penalty-shootout defeat against Sporting CP.
Former Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka had put the Gunners ahead just before the interval, but his strike was cancelled out shortly after by Pote’s outstanding effort from distance.
With Manuel Ugarte sent off for the Portuguese side, extra time could not separate either team and it all came down to penalties.
In what felt like a thrilling script from beginning till end, Sporting goalkeeper Adan put up a stellar display between the sticks, saving Gabriel Martinelli’s spot-kick to help secure a memorable victory for his side.
The loss will undoubtedly be tough for Arsene Wenger’s men to take but they’ll need to maintain focus ahead of their English Premier League tie against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
On the other hand, Sporting can celebrate an impressive showing in Europe and prepare themselves when they return to Liga Portugal action following the international break with Santa Clara being their opponents
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