Europa League: Arsenal and Atletico Madrid a step away from the semifinals
08 April, 2018, 03:24 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann shoots the ball during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Sporting CP at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Find us on Facebook too!
Atlético scored two unanswered goals in the gate "sporting", confirming its status as the main favourite of League of Europe.
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The game had only just kicked off when Sebastian Coates was short with a pass to centre-back partner Jeremy Mathieu and Diego Costa nipped in to give Koke the chance to beat Rui Patricio with a left-footed finish.
The second legs take place next Thursday, 12 April.
Arsenal then restored its lead as Lacazette converted a penalty in the 23rd minute after Mesut Ozil was fouled.
The striker also scored from the spot on Sunday in a 3-0 victory over Stoke after returning from knee surgery as a substitute.
In the last round Atletico steamrolled Lokomotiv with an aggregate 8-1 win, from five goals away at the RZD Arena, and the expectation is there to produce a similar result against their Portuguese opponents.
"We know it's not over", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.
There was little hope for Sporting after the second goal with Atletico notoriously strong in defense, having only conceded 14 goals in 30 La Liga games so far this season.
The hosts led after eight minutes through captain Senad Lulic, but Valon Berisha equalised with a penalty.
RB Leipzig in a match with "Marseilles" for the first time in its short history has kept his goal intact, and the only goal, Timo Werner brought the Germans to the semifinals.
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