In the 42nd minute of tonight’s Europa League tie between Arsenal and Benfica, the Gunners left their opponents with a dangerous chance from around 25 yards out as they conceded a free-kick.
Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos showed why he isn’t a midfielder that’s naturally skilled in the defensive area as the Spaniard hacked out at a Benfica attacker to give away a foul.
Diogo Goncalves stepped up and curled the free-kick into the top corner, Bernd Leno had absolutely no chance of stopping this, what a moment for the former Nottingham Forest loanee.
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What a free-kick from Diogo Goncalves! ?
Bernd Leno had absolutely no chance and Arsenal’s tie with Benfica is wide open once again! ? pic.twitter.com/LcjhwE5y2L
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 25, 2021
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The scoreline is now level at 2-2 on aggregate, with both sides holding an away goal each, this knockout tie is proving to be much more difficult than the Gunners ever expected.