In the 86th minute of this evening’s Europa League second-leg tie between Arsenal and Benfica, Martin Odegaard shifted the ball out wide to Bukayo Saka, with the wonderkid making the most of the ball.
Saka faced up substitute full-back Nuno Tavares, dazzling the ace with some silky stepovers and dribbling, which created enough space to float a dangerous cross towards the far post.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang popped up to head the ball into the back of the net, marking a late winner for Mikel Arteta’s side and the second combination of the duo of the day.
Just like Aubameyang’s first of the night, a VAR check followed, but the effort was eventually awarded.
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Arsenal strike late to save their season against Benfica!
Saka and Aubameyang combine AGAIN when it matters most to put the Gunners ahead! ? pic.twitter.com/e9aazd58lR
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 25, 2021
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Remaining in the Europa League is key for the Gunners, considering their shaky form in the first-half of the Premier League campaign, it will be their only realistic route to Champions League qualification.
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