Sporting CP 2-2 Arsenal: Player ratings as pulsating first leg finishes even

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By Jamie Spencer Arsenal will have a slight advantage over Sporting CP in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie next week thanks to a 2-2 draw in Lisbon on Thursday night – the aggregate score-line essentially makes it a winner takes all one-off at the Emirates Stadium. William Saliba headed the Gunners into a first half lead, before Sporting turned things around in exciting fashion through Goncalo Inacio and Paulinho either side of half-time. But a Hidemasa Morita own goal ultimately ensured the first 90 minutes would finish level. Despite dominating possession from the beginning,…

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