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Arsenal’s Champions League final dreams end after extra-time heartbreak

After going into further time, the exhausting contest seemed to be destined for penalties, earlier than Bremer’s back-post end gave the guests a 3-2 win on the night time and despatched them by way of to their sixth European last.

Whatever the consequence, this was at all times going to be a landmark day for Arsenal in entrance of such a crowd. Greater than that, although, this felt like a completely engaged one.

Generally, when ladies’s matches have been performed in huge stadiums these occasions have had the environment of an exhibition or a pleasant, with spectators having fun with a day trip reasonably than engrossing themselves emotionally. Not right here, this felt completely different. Many of the crowd final night time seemed like they have been passionately engaged on this contest. Their despair on the finish of additional time was additionally unmistakable.

Arsenal had additionally hit the crossbar by way of Katie McCabe, and had three objectives disallowed. An emotionally exhausted Eidevall added: “It’s powerful, little question about it. It was a recreation of such tremendous margins that weren’t on our facet.

“We’re allowed to harm and really feel empty however we’re additionally allowed to really feel happy with the efficiency and the event with our followers. There are a variety of feelings within the mind.”

McCabe instructed DAZN: “We gave the whole lot. We ran for one another, we labored for one another, we got here again. It’s going to harm, getting knocked out at this stage and the way it occurred, however we have to hold pushing now within the league and ensuring we’re securing Champions League for subsequent season.”

Match particulars and marks

Arsenal (5-4-1) Zinsberger 6; Maritz 6 (Wienroither 64 (Kuhl 82)), Wubben-Moy 8, Beattie 8 (Agyemang 120+1), Rafaelle 6, Catley 6; Pelova 6, Maanum 6, Walti 7, McCabe 7; Blackstenius 7 (Hurtig 64). 
Subs D’Angelo, Marckese, Goldie, Harbert, Reid. Booked Maritz, Beattie, Catley, Pelova.

Wolfsburg (4-2-3-1) Frohms 7; Wilms 6 (Hegering 106), Hendrich 6, Janssen 6, Rauch 7; Oberdorf 7, Roord 7 (Blomqvist 120+2); Huth 7 (Bremer 90), Popp 7, Jonsdottir 7 (Model 101), Pajor 6 (Wassmuth 77). 
Subs Kassen, Weiss, Arges, Demann, Wolter, Wedemeyer. Booked Huth, Wassmuth, Rauch.

Referee Lina Lehtovaara (Finland). Attendance 60,063.

Arsenal 2 Wolfsburg 3: because it occurred




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