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Europa: Iwobi Benched As Arsenal Stun Milan, Musa’s CSKA Moscow Lose; Costa Inspires Atletico Win

Europa: Iwobi Benched As Arsenal Stun Milan, Musa’s CSKA Moscow Lose; Costa Inspires Atletico Win

By James Agberebi: Arsenal ended their run of four straight games without a win with a convincing 2-0 Victory against AC Milan in their first-leg round of 16 clash in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute in the game.

After a bright start from AC Milan, it was Arsenal who took the lead in the 15th minute through Henrikh Mkhitaryan whose right foot shot took a slight deflection before ending inside the net.

In the fourth minute of first half added time, Aaron Ramsey made it 2-0 off a brilliant through pass from Mesut Ozil as he rounded Gianluigi Donnarumma before slotting into an empty net.

The defeat ended Milan’s 13-game unbeaten run.

The last time Arsenal won at the San Siro was a 2-0 win in the second-leg round of 16 of the Champions League in 2008.

Zenith Ziva

Also on Thursday night, two-time Europa League winners Atletico Madrid (2010, 2012), defeated visiting Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0.

Goals from Saul Niguez, Diego Costa and Koke in the 22nd, 47th and 90th minutes gave Atletico a comfortable first-leg win.

In other results, Dortmund were stunned at home 2-1 by Austrian side Salzburg while Lyon pipped CSKA Moscow 1-0 in Russia.

Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa was in action for CSKA Moscow and played for 90 minutes.

All the return legs come up on Thursday, March 15.


AC Milan 0 vs 2 ArsenalAtletico Madrid 3 vs 0 Lokomotiv Moscow

Borussia Dortmund 1 vs 2 Salzburg

CSKA Moscow 0 vs 1 Lyon

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  • I am getting worried. About Iwobi. Is a pattern developing? Why is he always benched?

  • Bryt oni 4 years ago

    Mr James sorry MUSA didn’t play for 90mins he was sub out 87mins for chalov. Try abeg dey check b4 u dey write anything bcos CSN is d best so please always d facts 100.