Europa League Round of 32: Benfica v Arsenal

How will Arsenal fare in the Europa League knockout phase?


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dashsnow17

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Does this mean that two teams could play twice at the same neutral venue and it's 3-3 on aggregate but one team goes out on away goals even though all the goals were scored on the same pitch?
 

The_Playmaker

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How can anyone not want two legs?!? With the amount of players we have that can **** up a tie and giveea game away I am not surprised we want two legs.

At least when either Luiz, Leno, Pepe, Gabriel or Xhaka get sent off for fly kicking someone we actually have a second game to recover.
 

DasBootist

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How can anyone not want two legs?!? With the amount of players we have that can **** up a tie and giveea game away I am not surprised we want two legs.

At least when either Luiz, Leno, Pepe, Gabriel or Xhaka get sent off for fly kicking someone we actually have a second game to recover.
If it's two legs there will be a bigger chance of a cock-up. The less minutes played is the safer option.
 

American_Gooner

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Does this mean that two teams could play twice at the same neutral venue and it's 3-3 on aggregate but one team goes out on away goals even though all the goals were scored on the same pitch?
Yes, in the first leg Benfica would be the designated gone team and vice versa in the 2nd leg.
 

GoonerJeeves

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Why not just a one off game at a neutral ground?

No fans make home and away games kinda redundant anyway.
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Does this mean that two teams could play twice at the same neutral venue and it's 3-3 on aggregate but one team goes out on away goals even though all the goals were scored on the same pitch?
It's like Milan and Inter playing on the same stadium.
 

Rasmi

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I think benfica and us should send their toughest player and let them slug it out. winners go through. I would send Xhaka
 

GLITCH

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Does this mean that two teams could play twice at the same neutral venue and it's 3-3 on aggregate but one team goes out on away goals even though all the goals were scored on the same pitch?
They will probably just call the first leg 'Away', and the second leg 'Home', for us. Yeah, it's stupid.
 

American_Gooner

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The first leg, which is Benfica’s 'home' fixture, will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on February 18, at 8pm (UK time).

Our 'home' fixture will be played at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens, Olympiacos' stadium, on February 25. Kick-off has yet to be confirmed.


:rofl: such a **** show
 

yousif_arsenal

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Can Olympiakos leave us alone for once. If it's natural Venue it's best to play just 1 game no need 2 legs
 

dashsnow17

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The first leg, which is Benfica’s 'home' fixture, will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on February 18, at 8pm (UK time).

Our 'home' fixture will be played at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens, Olympiacos' stadium, on February 25. Kick-off has yet to be confirmed.


:rofl: such a **** show

It's funny how we've had to change venues cos of covid and yet we're involving four different European countries just to play two games of football. Seems kinda counterintuitive.
 

Tir Na Nog

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How can playing in Greece, almost the furthest European country from the UK, be considered a home game? :lol:
 

The_Playmaker

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So away goals rule still intact. Meaning if level, Benfica get an extra 30 mins of extra time to get an away goal that will see us needing 2. This seems fair....
 

Mrs Bergkamp

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How can anyone not want two legs?!? With the amount of players we have that can **** up a tie and giveea game away I am not surprised we want two legs.

At least when either Luiz, Leno, Pepe, Gabriel or Xhaka get sent off for fly kicking someone we actually have a second game to recover.
If it's two legs there will be a bigger chance of a cock-up. The less minutes played is the safer option.
You're both correct. We need two legs to wake up, get our act together and repair our inevitable mistakes. On the other hand, we can also be so unimaginative that I'd rather be put out of my misery after 45 minutes. And I've seen so many say that we could play all day and not score. No idea which Arsenal will turn up.
 

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