2 - 2

UEFA Europa League
12 April 2018
1 - 0
2 - 2
On aggregate
3 - 6
VEB Arena (Moskva)


F. Chalov (G) 39'
1 - 0
K. Nababkin (G) 50'
2 - 0
2 - 1
75' D. Welbeck (G) (assist by: Mohamed Elneny)
2 - 2
90' +2 A. Ramsey (G) (assist by: Mohamed Elneny)


Minute   Description
Arsenal progress 6-3 on aggregate with a 2-2 draw in Moscow here, despite going 2-0 down to goals from Chalov and Nababkin. Welbeck and Ramsey scored late on to salvage some pride and maintain the Gunners' unbeaten run - which now stretches to seven games - and reach their first European semi-final since the 2008/09 season.
90'+3 And that's full-time! Arsenal are through to the semi-finals!
90'+2 Elneny gets his second assist of the night, playing a neat ball in behind for Ramsey to score.
GOAL! Ramsey salvages some pride for Arsenal as he dinks over the onrushing Akinfeev to level the scores on the night! Elneny slips him into acres of space as CSKA push forward, and the Welshman shows great composure to drive forward and clip the ball over the keeper to make it 2-2!
90'+1 SAVE! Ramsey leads an Arsenal break, but his ball to his right for Welbeck is just a touch heavy, and the forward's shot is beaten away by Akinfeev.
90' Arsenal looking to just see this one out now, sitting men behind the ball. It would take quite the turnaround for CSKA to score two goals from here and force extra-time.
88' MISS! Fantastic break for Arsenal through Ozil, who slips a perfect ball in for Iwobi on the left side of the box, but the Nigeria international gets it all wrong, skewing his left-footed shot well wide. It seemed like he was caught in between shooting and passing to Ramsey.
86' Golovin picks up, remarkably, the first yellow card of the evening.
CSKA are playing sloppy passes now. They seem to have given up on the tie.
84' Ozil's pull-back from the left nearly finds a team-mate, but he has to settle for a corner, which is headed into the arms of Akinfeev.
82' A long throw nearly causes problems for Arsenal, but Vitinho handles in the area and is, again, lucky to escape without a booking.
79' Goalscorer Chalov is replaced by Milanov in the last roll of the dice for Goncharenko.
77' Lacazette looks disappointed as he is replaced by Iwobi. He's hardly been given a sniff tonight.
75' Elneny weighted his return ball to Welbeck perfectly, and the England forward finished the move off with aplomb.
GOAL! What a goal for Arsenal! Started and finished by Welbeck, it's some move and it certainly settles some nerves. He throws a feint that completely sells his man, plays a neat one-two with Elneny before racing into the box and curling superbly into the corner! It's 2-1 to CSKA on the night, but now they need two goals just to force extra-time! Heads have dropped.
74' Ignashevich perhaps lucky to get away without a yellow card for handball as he obstructs Welbeck's progress down the left.
72' Bistrovic is replaced by Natcho in midfield as CSKA chase that third goal to take them into the semi-finals.
71' MISS! Ignashevich nicks the ball from Ozil and smashes a dipping drive just wide of Cech's far post!
70' MISS! Koscielny gets a half-chance as a corner drops kindly for him, but his half-volley is just inches over the bar!
69' Arsenal persist with their three-man central defence as Wilshere is replaced by Chambers. Elneny is pushed back into midfield.
67' BLOCK! Ozil tries to work a yard on the edge of the box, but again his effort is blocked. Arsenal are gettting frustrated here.
66' Lacazette tries a very ambitious effort from distance that flies miles over the bar. He's been starved of service in this game really.
64' Welbeck beats Nbabkin all ends up for pace and gets down the left wing, but he can't pick out a teammate as his low cross is blocked.
60' Arsenal are camped in their own half at the moment. A cross comes in that Cech claims, but it's all very nervy from the Gunners.
58' NO GOAL! Superb build-up by Arsenal and Bellerin crosses for Elneny, who steers his header into the bottom corner, but the flag is up for offside! That would have settled Arsenal's nerves!
57' Arsenal look dangerous for a moment as Wilshere drives forward, but he slows up and they allow CSKA to regain their shape.
55' Arsenal have gone back to a 4-3-3. Wenger looks a very uncomfortable man in his seat.
53' SAVE! Golovin lines up a free-kick and stings the palms of Cech with an excellent effort! The veteran stopped turns it behind for a corner this time.
52' It's worth noting that, since the start of the second half, Elneny has dropped in to make a back three, with Arsenal shifting to a 5-4-1 formation.
50' GOAL! Arsenal are on the brink here! A swerving Kuchaev strike from well outside the box forces Cech into a nervy save that sees the ball stay in the danger zone, and right wing-back Nababkin races onto it to fire home for 2-0 on the night!
MISS! Poor defending again by Arsenal as CSKA see another opening, but Golovin strikes his volley wide.
49' CHANCE! Lovely slick break from Arsenal sees the ball rolled in behind for Ramsey by Welbeck, by Akinfeev is quick off his line and can gather.
48' Another good cross from the CSKA left puts Monreal in trouble, but he just about deals with the danegr this time.
46' And we're back underway for the second half!
After a relatively comfortable opening 35 minutes for Arsenal, a positive early substitution for CSKA seemed to turn the tide, and the Russians opened the scoring almost immediately afterwards to put them ahead on the night. The final five or 10 minutes of the half were very uncomfortable for the Gunners, but they just hung on to half time. Two more goals for the hosts without reply would see them sensationally put Arsenal out and advance to the semi-finals. See you for the second half!
45'+4 There's a final cross from CSKA that comes to nothing, and there goes the half-time whistle!
45'+3 It's Wilshere's turn to go down as CSKA pepper the Arsenal box with crosses. The Gunners are hanging on here.
45' CHANCE! CSKA are turning the screw now as Bitrovic tries to square for Musa, but he stumbles as he looks to get on the end of it and trips. Arsenal escape again, and will be very thankful for the half-time whistle.
42' MISS! A corner is only cleared to the edge of the box and Bitrovic tries to find the top corner with a curling effort, but it's just a little too high! CSKA have their tails up after that goal!
41' Now Ramsey is down for Arsenal, and he doesn't look impressed. He's helped to the sidelines for some treatment, leaving Arsenal with 10 men temporarily.
40' MISS! Vitinho gets in on the action as his pops the ball up on the edge of the box, but his volley sails over the bar.
39' GOAL! CSKA get their goal! Vitinho isn't the man to get it, however. Monreal should do better as Nababkin powers over him to head into the bottom corner. Cech pulls off the save, but Chalov can simply tap it in while Mustafi has his hand in the air, looking for an offside decision. Very poor defending from Arsenal, and it's 1-0 to CSKA!
38' No hanging around here. CSKA boss Viktor Goncharenko brings Vitinho, a forward, on for Dzagoev, an attacking midfielder as the hosts look for an attacking spark. Dzagoev begrudgingly shakes his manager's hand as he trudges off.
36' Ramsey is away down the right, but his cut-back is a little heavy for Ozil and the attack breaks down.
35' CHANCE! Ramsey can't quite latch onto a fizzed ball from Welbeck across the six-yard box that left Akinfeev scrambling! An away goal could well and truly end the tie here.
34' BLOCK! Musa wriggles away from two or three Arsenal defenders, but Koscielny is there yet again to make a block! He's been outstanding for the visitors so far tonight.
30' Arsenal are showing a little more defensive nous tonight, with the full-backs holding their runs somewhat and Elneny protecting the back four with discipline. At no point so far have CSKA looked like a side able to score three goals.
26' CHANCE! A fantastic block from Koscielny at one end sparks a quick Arsenal attack which sees Lacazette in a good posiiton, but his first-time shot is well-blocked by Aleksei Berezutski!
22' CSKA have had promising moments, but their quality in the final third has really let them down so far.
19' A poor free-kick delivery by Ozil almost allows CSKA room to break, but the German gets back well and holds the ball up while his teammates get back into position.
17' Some wonderful play from Arsenal as Welbeck dummies it for Ozil, who somehow slips Bellerin in, but the right-back's cross is blocked by a blue shirt and goes behind for a corner.
15' Welbeck has space in behind to run into on the break, but his touch lets him down, and he holds the ball too long instead of playing Lacazette in, who had made a run in some space. The Gunners keep the ball, probing around the 18-yard box, but they can't find an opening as the CSKA defence have regained their shape.
13' An Arsenal attack around the edge of the box breaks down as they try to play some one-touch football, and CSKA have another good opportunity on the counter with Dzagoev, but again his cross is poor and drifts out past the far post for a goal-kick.
12' CSKA look dangerous down the right, but Koscielny again does well to intercept a clever ball in behind.
11' Dzagoev's delivery from a free-kick near the right corner flag is disappointing, and Elneny heads comfortably away at the front post.
8' Wilshere is down clutching his face as Mustafi's powerful headed clearance hits him squarely between the eyes. A sore one, but he should be fine to continue.
6' Dzagoev tries to play a clever reverse through-ball in behind for Musa, who was making a run, but it's intercepted well by Koscielny.
3' Bellerin lofts the ball forward towards Lacazette, but a CSKA defender plays it out off Wilshere for a goal-kick. It was a nice ball from the Spaniard, but it was defended well.
2' Lots of touches for the Gunners early on, as expected, although they give it away sloppily and are saved by a contentious handball decision.
1' And we're off in Moscow!
CSKA may take heart from Roma's heroics against Barcelona on Tuesday night, though, as the Italians overturned the same deficit, winning 3-0 at home and progressing to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals.
Lacazette, Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey, Koscielny and Monreal all reclaim their places from the first leg, while Nelson, Iwobi, Kolasinac and Chambers drop out, as well as the aforementioned Aubameyang and Xhaka.
Arsenal make six changes from the rotated side that beat Southampton 3-2 in their last game. Midfielder Granit Xhaka is ill, while David Ospina (ankle), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (knee) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) are also missing. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied.
Arsenal substitutes: Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac, Matt Macey, Alex Iwobi, Rob Holding, Per Mertesacker, Eddie Nketiah
Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Petr Cech; Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin; Jack Wilshere, Mohamed Elneny, Aaron Ramsey; Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil
CSKA Moscow substitutes: Timur Zhamaletdinov, Vitinho, Ilya Pomazun, Khetag Khosonov, Bibras Natcho, Georgy Schennikov, Georgi Milanov
CSKA Moscow XI (3-5-2): Igor Akinfeev; Vasili Berezutski, Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksei Berezutski; Konstantin Kuchaev, Aleksandr Golovin, Kristijan Bistrovic, Alan Dzagoev, Kirill Nababkin; Fedor Chalov, Ahmed Musa
The line-ups are out, and we'll start with the home side.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Europa League quarter-final second leg tie between CSKA Moscow and Arsenal at the VEB Arena in Moscow.


S. Ignashevich
L. Koscielny
A. Berezutski
A. Musa
A. Ramsey
A. Lacazette
A. Dzagoev
J. Wilshere
M. Özil
K. Nababkin
A. Golovin
Nacho Monreal
S. Mustafi
D. Welbeck
V. Berezutski
K. Bistrović
P. Čech
Mohamed Elneny
I. Akinfeev
F. Chalov
K. Kuchaev

Additional info

F. Zwayer
T. Schiffner
Fourth official
R. Foltyn

Match Stats

CSKA Moskva Arsenal
38 Attacks (Dangerous) 26
2 Corners 6
11 Fouls 6
8 Free Kicks 13
5 Goal Kicks 11
0 Offsides 1
3 Shots (blocked) 2
6 Shots (off target) 4
1 Shots (on target) 2
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
23 Throw Ins 16

Premier League table

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Premier League table

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VEB Arena

VEB Arena