In the 20th minute of this evening’s Europa League encounter between Arsenal and Benfica, Martin Odegaard shifted the ball to Bukayo Saka and a wonderful moment soon followed.
Saka controlled the ball and created space from his man with some tidy dribbling, the 19-year-old then showed his fine ability by splitting Benfica with a drilled pass through to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang didn’t even need a touch as he lobbed the rushing Benfica keeper with a beautiful first-time finish that was made to look effortless.
Saka ?? Aubameyang
Beautiful through ball, beautiful finish… ?
Arsenal lead against Benfica! pic.twitter.com/nAPO630ed8
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Mikel Arteta’s men have taken an early lead in the second-leg tie, offering them a comfortable position as they battle for a spot in the next knockout stage.