Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a dramatic late winner to help Arsenal edge past Benfica into the last 16 of the Europa League.
In a ‘home’ leg played at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece because of Covid-19 restrictions, Aubameyang opened the scoring to give the Gunners a 2-1 aggregate lead.
⏰ RESULTS ⏰
✅ Ajax, Shakhtar, Granada, Molde, Villarreal, Rangers and Arsenal join Spurs in round of 16 #UEL
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 25, 2021
The Spanish midfielder compounded that error after the interval with a poor defensive header that saw Rafa Silva race clear to put the visitors in front.
⚽ 21' | @Aubameyang7
⚽ 87' | @Aubameyang7
⚡ Just Auba things… pic.twitter.com/1AQTKVe7VO
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 25, 2021
With Arsenal needing two goals to advance because of the away goals rule, Kieran Tierney’s low drive set up a grandstand finish before Aubameyang rescued the tie.
Mikel Arteta’s side will discover their last-16 opponents in Friday’s draw in Nyon (12:00 GMT)