Arsenal 1-1 Sporting CP (3-5 penalties)

We bowed out of the Europa League after losing the first-ever penalty shoot out at Emirates Stadium.

Gabriel Martinelli saw his spot kick saved in the shoot out, allowing Nuno Santos to convert the winner, after a 1-1 draw on the night, and a 3-3 draw on aggregate.

When Granit Xhaka fired us ahead inside the opening 20 minutes there was little sign of the drama in store on a long evening at the Emirates.

But we failed to build on the lead and were punished when Pedro Goncalves scored an outrageous equaliser from near the halfway line.

We came close to the winner several times in extra-time – notably from Gabriel and when Leandro Trossard hit the post – before Sporting had a man sent off late on.

Spot kicks were needed, and although Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard all scored, Martinelli had his effort saved by Antonio Adan and the Portuguese side advance. 

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