Match statistics

ArsenalVillarreal

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners3
 
3
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Arsenal are through to a UEFA Champions League semi-final against Manchester United, and their victory has been comprehensive, the 3-0 scoreline the very least they deserved. Theo Walcott was the pick of the players but they dominated in pretty much all areas and their reshuffled defence was seldom challenged. In the last four Arsenal will travel on Wednesday 29 April and again stage the second leg on Tuesday 5 May.
  • 90+2
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 89
    Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 88
    Gibbs (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordi (Villarreal).
  • 87
    Diaby (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 85
    Bendtner (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • Substitution
    83
    Bendtner (in) - Adebayor (out) (Arsenal)
  • 82
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) has a shot blocked.
  • 79
    Ibagaza (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 79
    Song (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pirès (Villarreal).
  • Substitution
    77
    Diaby (in) - Van Persie (out) (Arsenal)
  • Substitution
    77
    Denilson (in) - Walcott (out) (Arsenal)
  • 76
    Walcott (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 76
    Fabiański (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 76
    Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal) has an effort on goal.
  • 74
    K. Touré (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 74
    Ibagaza (Villarreal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fàbregas (Arsenal).
  • 73
    Diego López (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 73
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 71
    K. Touré (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 70
    Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Substitution
    70
    Jordi (in) - Cani (out) (Villarreal)
  • Goal
    69
    Van Persie (Arsenal) scores from the penalty spot.
    Arsenal start playing the ball around and the move ends with Theo Walcott felled in the area by Diego Godín. Sebastián Eguren is given a second booking for his protests and Robin van Persie puts Arsenal a step closer to the semi-finals from the penalty spot.
  • Red Card
    67
    Eguren (Villarreal) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
  • 67
    Walcott (Arsenal) was fouled in the penalty area by Godín (Villarreal)
  • 65
    Walcott (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nihat Kahveci (Villarreal).
  • 65
    Rossi (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 65
    Van Persie (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    64
    Ibagaza (in) - Fernández (out) (Villarreal)
  • Substitution
    64
    Nihat Kahveci (in) - Bruno Soriano (out) (Villarreal)
  • 64
    Bruno Soriano (Villarreal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Persie (Arsenal).
  • 62
    Fernández (Villarreal) delivers the corner.
  • 62
    Capdevila (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 61
    Eboué (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fernández (Villarreal).
  • Goal
    60
    Adebayor (Arsenal) scores!
    Emmanuel Adebayor makes it 2-0, slotting in from 10 metres after Robin van Persie's clever diagonal pass. He celebrates with a little jig accompanied by four team-mates and Villarreal now need to score twice or they are heading out of the competition.
  • 59
    Diego López (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    59
    Godín (Villarreal) is booked.
  • 59
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 58
    Van Persie (Arsenal) has a shot blocked.
  • 57
    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 57
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Gonzalo Rodríguez (Villarreal).
  • 56
    Capdevila (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Song (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Fernández (Villarreal).
  • 55
    Pirès (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 54
    Nasri (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Fernández (Villarreal).
  • 53
    Cani (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 53
    Gibbs (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Ángel López (Villarreal).
  • 52
    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Villarreal) misses the target.
  • 52
    Rossi (Villarreal) has a shot blocked.
  • Yellow Card
    51
    Cani (Villarreal) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 51
    Silvestre (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Fernández (Villarreal).
  • 50
    Ángel López (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Adebayor (Arsenal) fouls.
  • 48
    Bruno Soriano (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 47
    Van Persie (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 46
    Godín (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 46
    Song (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Pirès (Villarreal).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Arsenal's 1-0 half-time lead, which would take them through 2-1 on aggregate, is the least they deserve as they have dominated so far with goalscorer Theo Walcott at his fizzing best. Villarreal have had their moments but the Arsenal fans' confident applause on the whistle is justified.
  • 45+2
    Godín (Villarreal) misses the target.
  • 45+1
    Fernández (Villarreal) takes the corner.
  • 45
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Eguren (Villarreal) is penalised for a foul on Fàbregas (Arsenal).
  • Yellow Card
    44
    Eguren (Villarreal) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is flagged for offside.
  • 39
    Gibbs (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Villarreal) is penalised for a foul on Fàbregas (Arsenal).
  • 38
    Pirès (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Song (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Pirès (Villarreal).
  • 31
    Fabiański (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 31
    Fernández (Villarreal) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • Yellow Card
    30
    Silvestre (Arsenal) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 30
    Silvestre (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Fernández (Villarreal).
  • 29
    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Villarreal) makes a save.
  • 29
    Adebayor (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 28
    Diego López (Villarreal) makes a save.
  • 28
    Van Persie (Arsenal) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 27
    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Villarreal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Adebayor (Arsenal).
  • 27
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Fernández (Villarreal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fàbregas (Arsenal).
  • 24
    Godín (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22
    Diego López (Villarreal) makes a save.
  • 22
    Adebayor (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 22
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) has a shot blocked.
  • 20
    Gonzalo Rodríguez (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 19
    Adebayor (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 17
    Bruno Soriano (Villarreal) misses the target.
  • 16
    Fernández (Villarreal) delivers the corner.
  • 16
    Pirès (Villarreal) has a shot blocked.
  • 13
    Rossi (Villarreal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 13
    Eboué (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Eguren (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Song (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Eguren (Villarreal).
  • Goal
    10
    Walcott (Arsenal) scores!
    Emmanuel Eboué's through pass from the left is back-heeled on by Cesc Fàbregas, totally fooling the Villarreal defence, and clear on goal Theo Walcott makes no mistake with a deft chip into the far corner.
  • 9
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 9
    Fabiański (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 9
    Godín (Villarreal) has an effort on goal.
  • 8
    Rossi (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 8
    Gibbs (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Fernández (Villarreal).
  • 8
    Godín (Villarreal) takes the free-kick.
  • 8
    Adebayor (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 6
    K. Touré (Arsenal) takes the free-kick.
  • 5
    Capdevila (Villarreal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Persie (Arsenal).
  • 5
    Van Persie (Arsenal) misses the target.
  • 4
    Diego López (Villarreal) makes a save.
  • 4
    Van Persie (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 3
    Fàbregas (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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