In the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League Group A group stage, the final round of the competition was held. Arsenal, the Premier League giants at the Emirates Stadium, scored a wonderful goal in the first half with Tierney, and finally ended with 1. They beat Zurich 0-0 and won a ticket to the knockout round with the first place in the group.
It wasn’t until the 10th minute of the campaign that Zurich started to make a threat. Cambery shot a long shot from the right side of the penalty area but missed it slightly. In the 14th minute, Arsenal took a right corner kick, Jesus turned and volleyed under the defense of the opponent’s ball, but the opponent’s player made a clearance.
In the 17th minute, Ben White received the ball from the right and sent a cross. After Fabio Vieira tried to attack the goal and was blocked not far, Tierney from outside the penalty area successfully hit a long-range shot, helping Arsenal Take the lead 1-0.
Takehiro Tomiyasu was injured and replaced
In the 21st minute, Nketia took a long shot from outside the penalty area, but the ball was blocked by the Zurich goalkeeper. In the 37th minute, Arsenal got another right corner kick, and the threat created by Nketiah in front of the goal was resolved by the opponent’s goalkeeper.
In the 47th minute of the second half, Arsenal took a free kick from the left. Jesus took a teammate’s header from the left and then the goalkeeper blocked the attack. In the 64th minute, Arsenal organized an attack in front of the goal, Fabio Vieira attacked from the small penalty area on the right but missed. 4 minutes later, Zurich’s Guerrero scored with a supplementary shot, but the referee on duty ruled that it was offside, so the goal was invalid.
In the 80th minute of the battle, Vyunik took a long shot from outside the penalty area but was also high, causing Zurich to miss a big chance to tie the game. Then Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu fell to the ground due to injury and was replaced by Cedric. In stoppage time in the second half, Odegaard made a diagonal pass from the right to the goal, and Nketiah headed the goal but missed.
In the end, Arsenal still defeated Zurich 1-0 and successfully entered the knockout stage with the first place in the group.