The minimal defeat is a wonderful alignment for Arsenal following the hardest meeting. Villarreal crushed an opponent in the first half. Chukweze assisted on Trigueros.
In the 29th minute, central defender Albiol doubled the advantage of the Spaniards. In the 57th minute, Arsenal found themselves in a critical situation. Ceballos managed to get a second yellow card.
Arsenal has surprisingly not collapsed. The team was able to earn a penalty. In the 73rd minute, Pepe scored a very important away goal, and in the 80th, Villarreal remained with ten men. Kapu also grabbed two cards.
The fate of the finalist will be determined in London in a week.
Villarreal – Arsenal 2: 1 (2: 0)
Goals: Trigeros, 5 (1: 0); Albiol, 29 (2: 0); Pepe, 73 (2: 1, pen.).
Deletions: Sebalios, 57 (A), Capu, 80 (B).