Odegaard smiles in Europe

The Norwegian, who scored a great goal, was Arsenal's best player in the Gunner victory against Olympiacos (1-3). Elneny and Gabriel certified the triumph.


When reports reach Zidane of what the Madrid loaders did this week, it will be found that Ceballos and Odegaard were protagonists at Arsenal, albeit in very different ways. The Norwegian started, scored a goal and made a great game while the substitute Utreran made a mistake that almost cost Arteta's team a draw. Fortunately for him, the goals from Gabriel and Elneny made their failure go unnoticed in the triumph of Arsenal that left their place in the quarterfinals of the Europa League on track (1-3) .

For Arsenal, which is twelve points out of fourth in the Premier, the Europa League is the best safe conduct by which to play the Champions League next season. Arteta knows it. And your team too. The Gunners went all out from the start and after ten minutes Odegaard had already missed a very clear chance at the penalty spot and Sá had excelled by deflecting a header from Aubameyang to the post. On the other hand, Olympiacos, who have already solved their season in Greece (they are leaders 16 points behind the second), came out with the tranquility of knowing that they have already done their homework. To do well in Europe is to go for a note. For this reason, Martins folded his team back and waited for the rival's ruling.

The play almost went well but Bruma could not take advantage of a gift from Odegaard in the area with 0-0 and the Portuguese shot meekly at Leno's hands. In that play the Norwegian was very close to being a villain but ended up as a hero minutes later: his left foot from outside the area seemed like a goal at first glance, but in the repetition it was seen that the real responsible for the goal was Sá, who did not know how to put Hands well before a ball that slipped through the center of the goal.

After the break Arteta removed Thomas, who is missing, and put Ceballos, who entered lost. In his first intervention came the tie for Olympiacos. He made a mistake similar to that of Odegaard in the first half in the exit of the ball and this time El Arabi, unlike Bruma, did not forgive.With the goal, Olympiacos grew in the game and put an Arsenal on the ropes that seemed to collapse at times. It was twenty minutes of uncertainty for the Gunners, who took time to rebuild, but finally they succeeded. 15 minutes from the end, Arteta's team had regained control and first Gabriel, head first, and later Elneny, with a whiplash from the front, ended with the ghosts of an Arsenal that is already thinking about the quarterfinals. final.

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