Arsenal missed a host of chances and threw away a 1-0 lead to ten-man Atletico Madrid in a frustrating night at the Emirates.
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Match: Arsenal v Atletico Madrid
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Thu 26 April 20:05
What an infuriating night of football at the Emirates.
The stage was set for Arsenal to seal their place in their first European final since 2006.
Atletico Madrid were down to ten men within the opening ten minutes as the Gunners pushed forward and crafted a number of golden opportunities.
Jan Oblak felt like an immovable force in the Atletico goal with a string of stunning saves to deny the Gunners.
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Half-time came and went and just when it looked like the Gunners had blown their chances, Alexandre Lacazette climbed higher than anyone to head the home side in front.
Sensing blood, Arsenal pushed forward which opened up spaces at the back.
The home crowd’s biggest fears came true when Laurent Koscielny lost his concentration and allowed Antoine Griezmann time and space to race in behind and equalise in the closing stages of the match. A sucker punch ending for the Gunners.