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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Arsenal 1 - 0 FC Porto…

Arsenal 1 - 0 FC Porto… 
(HT, FT, AET  1 - 0) 
(Agg 1 - 1) 
Arsenal won 4-2 on penalties  

Phew!  What a night!

Arsenal have reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 14 years after beating Porto in a penalty shootout following a night of nerve-ripping tension at the Emirates Stadium.  

Our boys went into this last-16 second leg 1-0 down but drew level when Leandro Trossard put us ahead on the night four minutes before the interval with a smooth finish following brilliant work by captain Martin Odegaard.  

By full time we were still level on aggregate 😬  

Extra time, my friends   

Thirty minutes later neither team had been able to find a winner. It had been a scrappy 120 minutes of footie. 

Penalties, my friends     

What followed was undoubtedly Raya's finest night since arriving at Arsenal.  

Raya made the saves that mattered, turning Wendell's second penalty for Porto on to the post before kicking the rebound clear with his heel then confirming the win with a flying save from Galeno.  

Cue wild scenes of celebration around the Emirates.

Great night out. 

Onward and upward my friends. 


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