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UCL: Arsenal held at PSV, Lens beat Sevilla

Arsenal drew at PSV

Already qualified, Arsenal were held to a draw at PSV Eindhoven in their final Champions League group stage match on Tuesday night. 

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Manager Mikel Arteta made eight changes from the side that lost at Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Although Arsenal were poor, Eddie Nketiah gave them the lead in the 42nd minute. It was a superb finish by the England forward, controlling a low ball from the right before striking into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the area.

Eddie Nketiah
Nketiah celebrates with Mohamed Elneny after scoring

But PSV, who also qualified, earned a deserved point via Yorbe Vertessen’s fine equaliser eight minutes later.

Both sides had good chances to find a second-half winner. Ismael Saibari hit the near post before Guus Til shot across the face of the goal late on.

Arsenal did have the ball in the net, Jakub Kiwior heading home after beating PSV keeper Walter Benitez to a free-kick, but it was ruled out for offside against Gabriel.

Nketiah was denied one-on-one by Benitez in the sixth minute of stoppage time before Leandro Trossard fired the rebound over.

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Arsenal finished the group stage with 13 points from six games – four ahead of PSV – and will face one of the other seven runners-up in the last 16.

RC Lens vs Sevilla

Sergio Ramos
Ramos scored for Sevilla

Lens beat Sevilla 2-1 at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in their final group game on Tuesday.

Both sides failed to make it out of the group and were aware before filing out for the clash.

Przemyslaw Frankowski put the Ligue 1 side ahead in the 63rd minute from the spot before Sergio Ramos restored parity from the spot in the 79th minute. 

Ramos became the highest-scoring defender in the Champions League with 17 goals.

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Lens grabbed the winner in the sixth minute of added time.

Lens will move to the Europa League while Sevilla will concentrate on salvaging their poor start to the LaLiga season.

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