Standard Liege 2-2 Arsenal

We're through to the knockout stage of the Europa League, and we did it as group winners after a fine fightback in Belgium.

Standard Liege - who had to win by five to deny us qualification - gave it a good go. They were feisty and forceful and enjoyed strokes of fortune with both their goals.

Samuel Bastien tried his luck from 22 yards and his shot took a huge deflection off Sokratis. Emi Martinez, completely wrongfooted and committed to his dive, couldn't quite reach the ball as it floated into the net.

Selim Amallah doubled Standard's lead when Joe Willock gave the ball away inside the box, but again the goal relied on a sizeable deflection - this time off Dinos Mavropanos - to beat Martinez.
Things looked bleak, but Bukayo Saka stemmed the flow with two game-changing contributions.
First, his brilliant cross from the left was headed in at close range by Alex Lacazette.

That was followed by a dancing run from Saka, an exchange of passes with Gabriel Martinelli, and a curling finish into the bottom corner. A sensational goal from the teenager.

As news filtered through that Eintracht Frankfurt were losing at home to Vitoria, Standard chased the winner that would take them through at the Germans' expense.

That made for a grandstand finish, but we held on to deny Standard, save Frankfurt, and get what we wanted.

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