Arsenal have crashed out of the Europa League after losing on 3-5 on penalties following a thrilling 3-3 aggregate draw, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
After settling for a 2-2 draw in Portugal, Arsenal started on a good note and were comfortably on top of proceedings in the game.
Gunners went all out for a win as the match get underway controlling the game from all angles.
The Mikel Arteta-led team were were clinical upfront pushing hard for a win as the game progressed.
Sporting CP equally contested for possession in the game, narrowly losing it to the Gunners.
In the 19th minute, Xhaka converted Arsenal’s dominance into a goal, giving the Gunners the lead.
Sporting CP began to gain some foothold into the game after conceding first as they push for an equalizer.
Despite the push, Arsenal still had the edge over the visitors and were looking set to double the lead.
Second Half Report
Arsenal still dominated play as the second half began despite taking the lead.
Sporting CP gave no formidable response despite trailing the Premier League side and continued defending inside the box as the Gunners pressed more for a goal.
But the away began to emerge stronger into the in the 60th minute and made their resurgence count in the 62nd when Concalves scored a spectacular goal to bring the game to a 1-1 draw.
Arteta made immediate substitutions to return to the lead to no avail as both sides went into extra time after 3-3 aggregate draw after regulation time.
Arsenal dominated both both halves of the 30 minutes extra time but could break the goal deadlock again.
The match went into penalty shootout. Sporting CP converted all their penalties while Gabriel Martinelli missed his penalty as Arsenal crash out of the competition.