Arsenal Thrash Ahmed Musa's CSKA In Europa

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

"I'm going to continue at Atletico", he told reports after his side's Europa League win over Sporting Lisbon.

Losing possession seconds after the kick-off, Atleti pressed forward and got their reward in the form of a gift from Sporting defender Sebastian Coates, whose poor pass in the direction of teammate Jeremy Mathieu was intercepted by Diego Costa.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey scores their third goal against CSKA Moscow at Emirates Stadium.

Diego Simeone's side saw out the game from there, and will expect to complete progress to the last four in next Thursday's second leg in the Portuguese capital - especially as Sporting's Fabio Coentrao and Bas Dost are now suspended.

Aleksandr Golovin curled home a wonderful free-kick after haphazard defending from Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny to level six minutes later.

Arsenal got the slice of fortune they needed when Mesut Ozil was controversially awarded a penalty as he fell under Georgi Schennikov's challenge.

Five minutes later Ramsey produced a bit of magic, volleying a pass from Ozil with his heel beyond goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.

The striker also scored from the spot on Sunday in a 3-0 victory over Stoke after returning from knee surgery as a substitute. "I think we have done enough of a job tonight, there was a good pace in the first half, the two teams gave everything which is why is was such a spectacular first half, " he said.

Winning European football's second-tier competition would give Arsenal a route back into the Champions League.

"By half-time we scored so many great goals in the first half, at 4-1 the target was not to concede anymore and maybe score one more".

The hosts led after eight minutes through captain Senad Lulic, but Valon Berisha equalised with a penalty.

The Italian club was not to be denied, though, as substitute Felipe Anderson and Ciro Immobile added two late goals.

In contrast to the other three matches, Leipzig's breakthrough against Marseille came at the end of the first half, through Timo Werner's fourth goal of this #UEL spring campaign.

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