Match statistics: Arsenal 3-2 Benfica (4-3 on aggregate)

Arsenal survived huge scare to progress into last 16 of the Europa League.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double and Kieran Tierney strike keep silverware hopes alive after two Dani Ceballos errors gifted Benfica the advantage and very nearly cost Arsenal dear.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued Arsenal’s Europa League campaign from the jaws of defeat as his late winner secured a dramatic 3-2 victory over Benfica in Greece.

Arsenal were staring down the barrel of elimination at the round-of-32 stage for the second successive season after Diogo Goncalves’ stunning first-half free-kick and Rafa Silva’s second – after a costly Dani Ceballos error – gifted Benfica the advantage after Aubameyang’s opener.

The collapse left Arsenal with half an hour to salvage their season, and they rose to the challenge in thrilling fashion.

Kieran Tierney’s venomous strike sparked the comeback, which was sealed with three minutes remaining when Aubameyang peeled away to the back post to head in Bukayo Saka’s cross, and Arsenal into the last 16 of the Europa League after a 4-3 aggregate win.

When is the Europa League last-16 draw?

The draw will take place on Friday, February 26 in Nyon’s House of European Football at 12pm UK time. You will be able to follow it across Sky Sports’ digital platforms.

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