Griezmann – Arsenal Errors Helped Atletico Madrid For Draw At Europa League

The Europa League match between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid ended with 1-1 even after the former had a chance to have a lead of 1-0.

Arsenal was given a huge opportunity right after 10 minutes passed when Madrid’s Sime Vrsaljko stamped on the foot of Alexandre Lacazette and was sent off the grounds.

Also, the coach of Atletico, Diego Simeone, was sent back to the stands for being furious and reacting to the decision on Sime.

It provided a huge boost for the Premier League side to dominate over the game but missed out clear chances to goal numbers of times.

Also, Jan Oblak, Atletico goalkeeper succeeded to make a couple of fine saves until the deadlock was broke in the 61st minute by Lacazette.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere initiates to hit across down the corner of the net, with a hope to win a trophy for the team and also as a tribute to the manager, Arsene Wenger, in his last season with the club. He also took the chance so that the team can have a goal and stay back in the Champions League.

During the 82nd minute of the game, the initiative was seized back by Atletico, as Griezmann rapidly sped past Laurent Koscielny, defender of Arsenal, and managed to collect the rebound shot off David Ospina (keeper) to calmly lift the ball and into the net roof.

As told to reporters, Wenger stated that the team came out along with a bitter taste this time as it turned out to be his 22-year reign’s most penultimate home game at Arsenal.

The Frenchman also added that everything was open after staying up at 1-0 and they had given away goals to create the anticlimax.

Wilshere, the team playing the first semi-final in European league in 9 years, also rued regarding Arsenal’s missed chance in the game. In last 4 years,  Atletico Madrid has reached in the finals of the Champions League twice and also became the winner at the Europa League during 2010 and 2012.

by TNBC Staff Reporter on April 27, 2018

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