With just 10-man on the pitch after Atletico’s Sime Vrsaljko picked up a red card within 10 minutes of play, Simeone’s men were able to get a vital 1-1 draw against an Arsenal side that was wasteful.
The sending off of Atletico’s manager to the stand by the centre referee further cleared the way for Arsenal to break in and get cheap winning, but it Diego Godin the captain of the side that organized the defense and made breaking through very difficult for Arsenal.
Despite the well coordinated defense of Atletico, Gunners enjoyed 76% possession of the ball but waited on till the 61′ minutes before Lacazette nodded Jack Wilshere’s cross to keep Arsenal’s hope of reaching the final alive.
Despite Arsenal possessing taking a lead by 1-0, they lacked the technical know-how to increase their goal lead and wasted chances created.
Arsenal were severely punished for their inability to increase the goal tally when they supposed to, and in the 82′ minutes Antoine Griezmann chanced Koscielny to breakaway to score the decisive goal that would put Arsenal under pressure when they visit Spain next week.