In the first leg of the 1/8 round of the Europa League 2022/23, Arsenal let Sporting Lisbon draw with a score of 2-2. Playing at home, they were attacking from the start. Granit Xhaka was the one to put the home team ahead in the 19th minute, but in the 62nd minute, Pedro Goncalves equalized for the visitors.
Arsenal tried to attack but could not score more. The score drew 3-3 after two matches forcing the two teams to play overtime. There were no goals in 30 minutes of the two extra periods, the match had to be decided by a penalty shootout. Arsenal then lost 3-5, thereby giving the ticket to the quarterfinals to the opponent.
At the Emirates, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard respectively successfully completed the first shots in the penalty shootout. However, the failure of Gabriel Martinelli became disastrous in the context of Sporting succeeding all 5 shots.
This result means Arsenal have not won any of their last five knockout matches at Emirates in the Europa League, including 1-2 against Olympiakos, 0-1 against Olympiakos, 1-1 against Slavia Prague, 0 -0 against Villarreal and 1-1 against Sporting.
In their 23rd penalty shootout in all competitions, Arsenal have lost nine times (14 wins) and their second at home, following a 9-8 win over Rotherham at Highbury in the League Cup in October 2003. . In contrast, Sporting have reached the quarter-finals of a major European tournament for the third time since the Europa League was renamed (2011/12, 2017/18, 2022/23).