After 1-1 draw, Sporting Lisbon defeated Arsenal in a penalty shootout to eliminate them from the Europa League at the last-16 stage. Prior to Nuno Santos scoring the game-winning goal and igniting celebrations among Sporting's players, goalkeeper Adan stopped the penalty kick from Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka had earlier pounced on a rebound for the opening goal in the first half; a spectacular long-range chip by Pedro Goncalves from 46 yards for Sporting Lisbon forced extra time. In the last seconds of extra time, Arsenal defender Gabriel twice had efforts cleared off the goal line and his headers narrowly missed the target.
Minutes before Sporting's shootout victory, Manuel Ugarte of Sporting was also dismissed for a dangerous sliding tackle on Bukayo Saka. Leandro Trossard, substitute for Arsenal, had a chance to score during the frantic second leg when he was given the ball and raced through one-on-one with the goalie, but Adan saved it by touching it off the post. The visitors will find out their quarter-final opponents in Friday's draw.