Europa League

Arsenal 3 - Valencia 1

Arsenal: Cech; Sokratis, Koscielny (Monreal 83’), Mustafi; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi (Torreira 57’), Kolasinac; Ozil (Mkhitarian 75’); Aubameyang, Lacazette. 3-4-1-2.
Valencia: Neto; Gabriel Paulista, Garay, Diakhaby, Roncaglia; Piccini, Carlos Soler (Daniel Wass 71’), Dani Parejo. Gayà; Guedes (Gameiro 71’), Rodrigo (Santi Mina 89’). 4-4-2.

0-1. 11. Diakhaby. Header past Cech after Rodrigo headed back Parejo corner.
1-1. 18. Lacazette. Turned shot past Neto after Aubemayang laid ball across.
2-1. 26. Lacazette. Header from Xhaka centre which Neto pushed in off post.
3-1. 90. Aubameyang. Struck shot past keeper after Kolasinac crossed from left.

Yellow cards: Diakhby 31’, Dani Parejo 70’.

Valencia’s chances of reaching the Europa League final are looking slim after they lost 3-1 to Arsenal in their first leg on Thursday. The Ches got off to a good start when Diakhaby headed them into an early lead from Parejo’s corner, but two goals from Lacazette turned the scoreline around before the break. Gameiro failed to convert a couple of chances after the restart, and with the game coming to a close Aubameyang connected with Kolasinac’s cross to make it three. The return leg is in the Mestalla stadium next week.