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Arsenal Holds CSKA Moscow to 2-2 Draw To Advance To Semi-Final




Arsenal celebrate against AC Milan (Photo Credit: Sky Sports)

Arsenal came from two goals down to consolidate it momentum to book a place at the Semi-final of the Europa Cup for the first time in nine years, after surviving a scare for CSKA Moscow to win 6:3 (Aggregate)

After their outstanding outing last week against the Russian club, Arsene Wenger Side initially started the game with confidence, however, CSKA’s momentum start accumulating pressure on the English team.

In the 39th minute, CSKA get themselves back into the tie. Kuchaev sent over a cross from the left. Monreal was outjumped by Nababkin, whose header was parried by Cech. Chalow reacted quicker than Mustafi and hammered the ball into the net from close range.

Petre Cech‘s mishandling of a balling in the 49th minute Nababkin of CSKA another opening to add to the tally.

A tackle on Ahmed Musa in the box which should have given CSKA an edge was disregarded by the German referee who blew for goal-kick instead of Penalty-kick.

However, Danny Welbeck superb goal gave Arsenal more reason to hope in the 76 minute of the game. Extra-time magic by Aaron Ramsey in the 92nd minute sealed the equalizer for the gunners.

Arsenal would have to improve to get through the semi-finals, where they will meet one of Marseille, Atletico Madrid or Salzburg.

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