Arsenal had been surprised towards Sporting CP on Thursday evening with one of many most interesting objectives we’ve got ever seen in European soccer.
Either side went right into a 2-2 draw after the primary leg in Lisbon final week and it was the guests who all the time the very best.
The Gunners had been boosted by the return of Gabriel Jesus who was beginning his first recreation since struggling an harm on the World Cup in Qatar.
Nonetheless, regardless of the Brazilian’s re-emergence and Granit Xhaka’s first-half objective from contained in the field, it was an extremely tough evening for Mikel Arteta’s males.
Takehiro Tomiyasu got here off injured within the opening ten minutes whereas instantly after Xhaka’s opener, William Saliba additionally hobbled together with substitute Rob Holding.
The centre-back was fairly spectacular when launched to the pitch, however there was little he might have carried out for the equalizer in Ruben Amorim’s facet.
In truth, only a few might have stored this one out. Former Wolverhampton Wanderers prospect Pedro Goncalves – now one among Europe’s hottest properties – collected the ball simply inside Arsenal’s half earlier than unleashing a outstanding effort on objective from 46 yards out.
The try was hit with precision, energy and finally accuracy because it flew previous a determined Aaron Ramsdale earlier than hitting the again of the online.
It was an unbelievable strike from Goncalves that left the Arsenal stopper sitting within the internet on a day when he was rewarded with a call-up to England.
It was nothing lower than Sporting and their talisman deserved on an evening the place the Gunners struggled for a way of passing tempo.
Naturally, the response to the objective was a shock, and you’ll take a look at a few of the finest on social media under.