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Arsenal 1-0 Porto (4-2 on penalties): Player Ratings

Man of the Match: David Raya (8.5)

Raya made his return to the Arsenal goal after missing the weekend win over Brentford with a back injury, and he produced a stunning performance. The Spanish goalkeeper made 10 saves, including three from close range, and he also saved two penalties in the shootout to send Arsenal through to the quarter-finals.

Arsenal (4-3-3):

Raya (8.5): See above.

White (7): The English defender continues to impress, and he was solid and composed throughout the match.

Saliba (6): It was not a great game for Saliba, who was caught out of position on a few occasions.

Gabriel (6.5): The Brazilian defender was more assured than his partner, and he made several important interventions.

Kiwior (6): Kiwior was solid defensively and he also offered some good attacking threat. He was preferred to Oleksandr Zinchenko, who was returning from injury.

Rice (6): The new midfield enforcer for Arsenal, Rice protected the defence and he also contributed a lot going forward.

Odegaard (7): Another masterclass from Odegaard. He provided the assist for Trossard’s goal, and he dictated the play in midfield with his excellent passing and vision.

Jorginho (5.5): The Italian midfielder is the new darling of Mikel Arteta, and he complements Rice and Odegaard perfectly. He has become a regular in the starting lineup since his arrival from Chelsea.

Saka (6.5): Saka was quiet in the first leg, but he produced a much better performance in the return match. The English winger caused problems for the Porto defence with his pace and trickery, and he was unlucky not to score.

Havertz (6): Havertz has been playing in a more central role in recent games, but he failed to make a real impact on this occasion. The former Chelsea forward did not have a single shot on goal.

Trossard (7.5): After a difficult start to the game, the Belgian international showed the way for his teammates by scoring the winning goal. He was replaced in the second half after tiring.

Porto (4-2-3-1):

Costa (6.5): The Portuguese goalkeeper had another good game, but he didn’t shine in the penalty shootout that decided the tie.

Pepe (6): The 41-year-old defender is still the boss of the Porto defense. He showed why he was considered one of the best defenders in the world a few years ago.

Otavio (5.5): Pepe’s partner in central defense, Otavio played well despite the elimination.

Wendell (6.5): Wendell was Porto’s best player on the night, after an excellent performance in the first leg.

Mario (5.5): The Portuguese left-back was very active on his flank, both offensively and defensively.

Gonzalez (5): Playing in front of the defense, Gonzalez struggled to contain the Arsenal attack.

Varela (5): Like Gonzalez, Varela was less effective than in the first leg, well muzzled by the Gunners’ rearguard.

Galeno (5.5): The usually explosive Galeno had little impact on the game.

Pepê (6): A rather quiet game for the Brazilian attacking midfielder, who didn’t have to deal with many balls.

Conceição (5.5): He didn’t succeed in everything he tried, but the Portuguese player didn’t deserve to be demerited.

Evanilson (5): The Brazilian striker had a big chance in the first half, but his shot was saved by Raya.

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