Sporting defeated Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg encounters to advance to the competition’s quarterfinals. Manchester United is currently the only team left in the tournament after defeating Real Betis in the Round of 16 match on the same day.
Despite winning the English Premier League this season, Arsenal had a terrible night. Arsenal performed well but fell short of a win. After the first leg, Arsenal and Sporting had a 1-1 tie. They were tied again after extra time in the second leg, but penalties decided the winner. Goncalves’ half-line goal past Aaron Ramsdale was enough to send the game into overtime and penalties.
Sporting beat Arsenal 5-3 on penalties. Arsenal’s performance in the shootout was poor, as they blew a fantastic chance to win a European championship after so many years.