EUROPA: Iwobi’s Arsenal survive Musa’s CSKA scare to reach semis; Salzburg, Atletico advance
Super Eagles duo of Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa clashed in Moscow on Thursday night as Arsenal came from two goals down to draw 2-2 and seal their qualification for the Europa League semi finals.
Iwobi was a 77th-minute substitute who came in for Alexandre Lacazette, while Musa was on for the Moscow side from the start to the finish of the game.
Trailing 4-1 from the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last week, CSKA started what was going to be an incredible comeback when Fedor Chalov opened the scoring in the first half and Kirill Nababkin doubling their lead on 50 minutes.
The hosts went close to drawing level on aggregate and leading on away goals, but with Arsenal under pressure, Danny Welbeck pulled one back on 75 minutes to give the Gunners some breathing space.
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Aaron Ramsey soon scored another in stoppage time to make certain of Arsenal’s progress into the last four.
Atletico Madrid, Marseille and Salzburg are the other sides in the Europa League semi final.
While Spanish side, Atletico, trailing 1-0 at Sporting Lisbon, held on to win 2-1 on aggregate, Marseille and Salzburg came from behind to see off Leipzig and Lazio respectively.
The draw for the semi final fixtures takes place on Friday.
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