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Arsenal’s Europa League goals live on after a 2-2 draw against Sporting CP in the first leg of the round of 16 on Thursday in Portugal.

William Saliba quickly gave the Gunners the lead, but the hosts scored twice before Arsenal found their balance with a Sporting own goal.

There were over 4 expected goals in the game, spread fairly evenly between the two teams as Arsenal scored 14 of 24 shots in the game, but needed USMNT goaltender Matt Turner for four big saves in the tie.

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The second leg will take place at 4:00 pm ET on Thursday, March 16 at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are five points clear of two-time defending champions Manchester City as they chase their first league title since 2004, all the while chasing their first European trophy since winning the 1993-94 European Cup Winners’ Cup.

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Ahead of Thursday’s round of 16 first legs, Arsenal are the favorites to win the Europa League.

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Sporting and Arsenal Player Ratings: Show Stars

Gonzalo Inacio: The 21-year-old scorer looks to be the latest in a long line of stellar CBs from Portugal.

Bukayo Then: Buzzed up and down to the right, but didn’t have his finishing boots. Another day…

William Saliba: A very worthy goal and not the fault of any of Sporting.

Marcus Edwards: The former Tottenham winger will relish the disappointment he has unleashed on Arsenal’s left flank.

Sporting and Arsenal player ratings

What’s next?

Arsenal head to Fulham for Sunday’s Premier League game at 10:00 am ET before the second leg takes place in north London on Thursday.

Lisbon will host Boavista at 4:30 pm ET on Sunday.

William Saliba goal video: Gunners take 22nd minute lead

Goncalo Inacio goal video: Lisbon compares it

Paulinho goal video: Portuguese hosts take the lead

Own goal video Sporting Lisbon: 2-2!

How to watch Sporting v Arsenal live, stream link and start time

Start: 12:45 pm ET, Thursday.
TV Channel/Broadcast: Paramount Plus
Updates: Via

Key storylines and star players

Star striker Gabriel Jesus has been out since the World Cup following knee surgery, but the Brazilian is close to making a comeback – so much so that coach Mikel Arteta didn’t go so far as to rule him out during Wednesday’s pre-match. press conference.

“News on the composition will be tomorrow. We have brought some players, tomorrow you will see who is available.

“We will try not to rush him, we will try to make a fair assessment between what he needs and when he is comfortable, and also give the team the momentum that they will definitely need in the next few weeks.

“Everything is going well, he also needs time to gain the confidence and the kind of physical condition that is necessary to compete with a free mind, and as soon as he can do this, we will leave him.”

Arsenal news, injuries, squad options

Out: Mohamed Elneni (kick) | QUESTION: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Leandro Trossar (groin), Eddie Nketiah (undisclosed)

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Newcastle United are looking for a win that could save the Premier League’s top four hopes when they host the Wolves at St James’ Park on Sunday (watch live at 12:30 pm ET on USA Network and online via

It’s funny how a 17-match winless streak can turn into a five-match winless streak with a pair of defeats as Newcastle’s 2-0 failures at Liverpool and Manchester City combined with three draws leaving Eddie Howe scratching his head.


The Magpies have dropped to sixth in the Premier League table but are just one point behind Liverpool and four points behind Spurs.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Newcastle vs Wolves.

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How to watch Newcastle vs Wolves live, stream link and start time

Start: 12:30 pm ET Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: flow through

Key storylines and star players

The Magpies are on a 315-minute goalless stretch in all competitions. Newcastle fans may know the club is ahead of schedule and forgive zeros against Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, but Eddie Howe needs to be under pressure to keep his strikers playing (especially against a weak opponent).

Wolves have only scored twice in four games, with Pablo Sarabia scoring against Fulham and Adama Traore beating Spurs 1-0. Wolves have been led this season by midfielder Rubén Neves, goalkeeper José Sa and centre-back Max Kilman, the only three players to have made more than 20 Premier League appearances for the team.

Newcastle team news, injuries, squad options

QUESTION: Fabian Shar (face). NOT SELECTED: Joelinton (disqualification – accumulation of yellow cards), Ryan Fraser (other), Emile Kraft (knee).

Wolves team news, injuries, roster options

QUESTION: Boubacar Traore (thigh). NOT REDUCED: Diego Costa (knee), Hugo Bueno (thigh), Hee-chan Hwang (thigh), Chiquinho (knee), Sasha Kalajdzic (knee).

Kevin De Bruyne’s insipid passing numbers raise a lot of considerations and we have to wonder if the Manchester City star ever wondered if the Premier League record would be his in a world where José Mourinho put him to the best use at Chelsea “.

De Bruyne’s 12 assists this season in the Premier League – three more than his nearest rival, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saki – give him 97 career assists. This is fifth place in history, two more than Dennis Bergkamp, ​​and 65 (?!) behind record holder Ryan Giggs.

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The 31-year-old Belgian star moved to Chelsea from Werder Bremen at the age of 22 and scored just 425 goals in half a season before being transferred to Wolfsburg. Back in the Bundesliga, De Bruyne provided six assists the rest of the way before scoring 21 goals the following season to prepare for a move to Manchester City.

Since then, he has been Premier League Playmaker of the Season twice, including in 2019/20 with 20 assists, and is close to doing so three out of six. Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah and Eden Hazard also received the award, which is only five years old.

De Bruyne also led the Premier League in assists in 2016/17, a year before the championship, but the name is on the line.

His stats hint that there’s more to come, as “KDB” creates a tasteless 3.59 chances per 90 minutes. After a season in which he scored 15 times and had eight assists, De Bruyne is once again taunting anyone who dares harass him in terms of goal setting (some guy named Erling Haaland helps…).


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