Relive the UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarterfinal draws

17 March, 2019, 08:13 | Author: Marlene Myers
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The striker claimed a brace and created another goal for Ainsley Maitland-Niles as Arsenal beat Rennes 3-0 to progress 4-3 on aggregate on Thursday.

Substitute Alex Iwobi rifled wide from the edge of the penalty area as Arsenal tried to settle the tie before Aubameyang came up with what proved the decisive goal in the 72nd minute.

And the UEFA Europa League draw indeed presented some exciting fixtures in the quarterfinal stage.

Arsenal have been handed a tough tie against Italian high-flyers Napoli following Friday's Europa League quarter-final draw.

As Unai Emery's men trailed 2-0 after their first-leg defeat at the Roazhon Park, the London club rose to the occasion when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the fifth minute.

Aubameyang appeared to be clearly offside from Ramsey's pass with Arsenal's Mesut Ozil appearing to turn his back to the play expecting a flag.

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But he says he will be supporting the Londoners and feels that Emery knows exactly how to handle the occasion.

Rennes gave Arsenal a real scare shortly after the half-time restart as Ismaila Sarr picked out the post with his shot, which took a touch on its way through, after Shkodran Mustafi was caught on the ball.

"I will be an Arsenal supporter on the night of the match with Napoli, just like every other game", Wenger told Il Mattino newspaper. Sead Kolasinac was aware of that danger, emphatically blocking the risky Sarr well, prompting one of the loudest cheers of the evening.

The Panthers will be in action and need maximum points to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Burundi to climb above them to second place, below Group C leaders Mali.

Mkhitaryan slotted the ball down the left to Kolasinac, who in turn set up Aubameyang in front of goal for another simple finish.

Aubameyang needed it back to hide his embarrassment soon after as he missed two glorious chances in the space of 60 seconds to seal his hat-trick.



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