TTSK– (Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla). Second leg of Group B Champions League. With home advantage, the Gunners created a superior position. And there should have been more goals.
Video Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla
The situation of Arsenal’s force continued to deteriorate with Nketiah’s injury, forcing coach Arteta to replace Trossard, while Havertz continued to replace captain Odegaard. On Sevilla’s side, Sergio Ramos and Marcos Acuna were both injured, forcing coach Diego Alonso to replace 8 positions compared to the draw with Celta Vigo, including the presence of left back Adria Pedrosa used in attack.
Although Sevilla caused difficulties in the first leg at home, in the first 45 minutes of the second leg Arsenal completely controlled the situation. In the first minute, Havertz inexplicably headed out Martinelli’s corner, and in the 29th minute the goal came when Jorginho poked Saka through the offside trap to the right wing and crossed for Trossard to easily score. .
Arsenal still did not stop defending and were surprised that they did not score any more goals in the context that Sevilla did not get the ball once into the “Gunners” penalty area. In fact, they almost did it once in the 39th minute with Pedrosa’s acceleration, but Saliba hit a perfect pass to neutralize the danger.
In the second half nothing changed, Arsenal still dominated and Havertz still missed the opportunity although this time unfortunately his left foot curled shot was very beautiful but missed the post. In the 64th minute, the home team counterattacked quickly and Saka received the ball from Martinelli before turning the ball away from Pedrosa and scoring into the far corner to increase the score to 2-0.
The rest of the match had no turning points, although Arsenal was briefly startled by Saliba’s missed header in the 74th minute. Winning 2-0, Arsenal only needed a draw against Lens in the next match to win. ticket to continue.
FT: Arsenal 2-0 Sevilla
Goals: Trossard 29′, Saka 64′
Start lineupsArsenal: David Raya; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Takehiro Tomiyasu; Declan Rice, Jorginho, Kai Havertz; Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli.Sevilla: Marko Dmitrovic; Juanlu Sanchez, Loic Bade, Nemanja Gudelj, Kike Salas; Joan Jordan, Fernando; Erik Lamela, Djibril Sow, Adria Pedrosa; Youssef En-Nesyri.
This is a really difficult time for Arsenal. The way the Gunners lost against Newcastle caused Arteta’s teachers and students to experience a lot of frustration. The Gunners’ form is not stable, winning only 3 of the last 7 matches. With this mood when welcoming Sevilla, Arsenal promises to have an extremely difficult match. The positive thing is that the Emirates is a strong fortress. Arsenal has been unbeaten in all 7 matches here this season, including 2 wins against 2 Manchester teams.
Sevilla is even more unstable than the home team. In the last 8 matches, Sevilla only won once and that was against lower-ranked team Quintanar in the King’s Cup. For the rest, Sevilla drew 5 and lost 2. In the Champions League, Sevilla also did not win all 8 recent matches away from home, drawing 6 and losing 2. If they cannot win points against Arsenal, there is a risk of Sevilla being eliminated immediately after. The group stage is extremely high.