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Live Reporting

Harry Poole

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Just checked and, yep, there's more football to come tomorrow.

    We'll be back with coverage of Friday night's Premier League meeting between Wolves and Leeds United at Molineux (20:00 GMT).

    In the meantime, why not check out BBC Radio 5 Live's latest Football Daily podcast.

    That's all from me for now though, thanks for joining!

  2. 'We deserved better'

    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had his say over on social media...

    He admits he should have scored a "couple" of goals for his side.

    View more on twitter
  3. 'We were very dominant'

    FT: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal


    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta speaking to BT Sport: "We were very dominant and created some big chances. We have to be more ruthless. It was disappointing the way we conceded the goal. We gave them the ball then it was 1-1 and all to play for.

    "We conceded a corner then from the corner we did not react quick enough and conceded the penalty. Looking at it it's difficult to judge. We had a great reaction and scored a great goal.

    "We tried to maintain the level. Both teams dropped in the last 20 minutes. But overall we should leave the ground with more."

  4. Post update

    Manager Mikel Arteta agrees it was a missed opportunity for Arsenal tonight.

    "We should leave the ground with more", he tells BT Sport...

  5. 'I just want to keep progressing'

    FT: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal


    Arsenal's Bukayo Saka speaking to BT Sport: "We had a lot of chances. We dominated the whole game. They got a lucky penalty which I don't think was. We had to react well.

    "We got a goal back and could have gone on to win it. It's not the worst result, we got an away goal.

    "It was good inter-play [for the goal]. We managed to switch the ball and it was a good finish by myself so I'm happy with the goal.

    "I feel like I'm improving every game. I'm trying to impress, trying to learn and listen to the boss because he gives great advice. I'm grateful to have a good team and good family around me. I just want to keep progressing.

    "It is about managing the game. Last year when we went out to Olympiakos we conceded a silly goal. We can't put a foot wrong because if we do we will make it difficult for ourselves."

  6. Post update

    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Bukayo Saka is the first Arsenal player to reappear for a chat.

    He says he feels like he's improving with every game.

    Can't argue with that. Full quotes on their way.

  7. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Big Gray: Auba cost us the win tonight simple as that - Manager & team mates need to hold him accountable. Busy getting tattoos during the week when he should be busy in front of goal. Shocking performance

    Bit harsh, Arsenal fans?

  8. Post update

    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Good news, Arsenal fans.

    Your side has progressed from 13 of their last 16 knockout ties in major Uefa competition when drawing or winning the first leg away from home.

    One of those eliminations did come at this stage of the Europa League against Olympiakos just last season, however...

  9. Catch up

    FT: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Missed any of tonight's Europa League action?

    Tottenham ran out 4-1 winners against Wolfsberger without skipper Harry Kane, Manchester United thrashed Real Sociedad 4-0, while Leicester recorded a goalless draw away to Slavia Prague in the earlier Europa League games.

    You can find our reports on all those games, as well as Arsenal's draw with Benfica, over here.

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    FT: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Since the start of last season, Bukayo Saka is the youngest Premier League player to have reached double figures for goals (10) and assists (16) across all competitions.

  11. Post update

    FT: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Reaction to Arsenal's draw against Benfica coming right up.

  12. Post update

    FT: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Rangers, meanwhile, have just scored a 90th-minute penalty to take a 4-3 lead away to Royal Antwerp.

    They had been 3-2 down.


    That's over here.


    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    All over in Rome.

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    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal go in search of a late second and Nicolas Pepe finds space to the left of goal, but the substitute's cross fails to find a team-mate.

  15. Post update

    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Since both teams scored in the space of 151 seconds, both Benfica and Arsenal have managed just two shots each.

    Bukayo Saka

    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Mohamed Elneny is on for Dani Ceballos for the duration of injury-time, as is Willian who replaces Martin Odegaard.

    A decent shift from both this evening.

    Four minutes have been added on.

  17. Post update

    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have his shooting boots on you'd expect Arsenal to do the job in the second leg.

    Benfica have certainly settled for 1-1 by the looks of things.

  18. Benfica join the 100 club

    Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

    Pizzi’s opener from the penalty spot was Benfica’s 100th goal in the Europa League, making them one of just eight clubs to reach that total since the inaugural season of the competition in 2009-10.