Bukayo Saka goal ensured Arsenal claimed an away goal advantage over Benfica as they played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Europa League, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
Both teams gave a good account of themselves in the first half but couldn’t make anything happen in front of the goal.
Benfica saw less of the ball as their opponent controlled the game while they made sure their back was solid and nothing going past them.
Arsenal created more chances as Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka going close to scoring but their efforts couldn’t find the back of the net.
The first half encounter ended with Benfica 0-0 Arsenal as they both headed for the break without any goal to talk about.
Second Half Report
The second half was more of the same as the early minutes providing some good display of tactical football between the two teams.
Pizzi gave Benfica the lead in the 55th minute after scoring from the penalty spot to make it 1-0 which came after an error by the Premier League side.
Arsenal responded immediately as they made it 1-1 with a goal coming from Bukayo Saka who scored and outstanding goal to level things.
The match ended with Benfica 1-1 Arsenal with the Gunners taking an away goal advantage ahead of the upcoming return leg in England.
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