Youssef El Arabi’s last-gasp goal in added extra time helped Olympiakos pull off a major upset and dump out Arsenal from the Europa League.
El Arabi’s goal in the 2-1 win on Thursday at the Emirates secured the Greek side’s entry to the competition’s last 16 on away goal after Arsenal’s 1-0 win in the first leg.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an outstanding scissor-kick goal in the 113th minutes to seemingly get Arsenal through, however El Arabi’s game winner six minutes later left the London club stunned.
Pape Abou Cisse’s goal in the second half gave Olympiakos a life saver to set up the epic ending after the sides went into halftime scoreless.
Be that as it may, the Greek side at that point turned out the break solid, with Cisse getting on the scoreboard in the 53rd minute with a header from Mathieu Valbuena’s corner-kick.
Arsenal upped their urgency as the match wore on including solid efforts by Alexandre Lacazette, however the second half finished up without an goal from the hosts.
Until Aubameyang’s score, Arsenal controlled possession yet couldn’t manage to put the ball in the net. Olympiakos forward Georgios Masouras had an great chance when his curling shot from outside the box rattled Bernd Leno’s crossbar.