Watch Pedro Goncalves rating from 46 yards out in opposition to Arsenal

Arsenal have been shocked in opposition to Sporting CP on Thursday night time by among the best objectives we have now ever seen in European soccer.

The 2 sides got here into the tie locked at 2-2 after the primary leg in Lisbon final week and it was the guests who at all times regarded like the higher aspect.

The Gunners have been buoyed by the return of Gabriel Jesus who was beginning his first recreation since sustaining an harm on the World Cup in Qatar.

Nonetheless, regardless of the Brazilian’s reemergence and Granit Xhaka’s first-half purpose from inside the realm, it was an extremely tough night for Mikel Arteta’s males.

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Takehiro Tomiyasu went off injured contained in the opening ten minutes whereas instantly after the opener from Xhaka, William Saliba additionally hobbled off with Rob Holding his alternative.

The centre-back was relatively spectacular upon his introduction to the pitch, however he may have completed little or no in regards to the equaliser from Ruben Amorim’s aspect.


In truth, only a few may have stored this one out. Former Wolverhampton Wanderers prospect Pedro Goncalves – now one in all Europe’s hottest properties – picked up the ball simply contained in the Arsenal half earlier than unleashing a exceptional effort on purpose from all of 46 yards.

The try was hit with precision, energy and finally accuracy because it flew over a determined Aaron Ramsdale earlier than hitting the very again of the web.

It was an unbelievable strike from Goncalves who left the Arsenal stopper sat within the internet on a day the place he’d been rewarded with an England call-up.

It was a minimum of each Sporting and their talisman deserved on a night the place the Gunners struggled for any sense of a passing rhythm.

Understandably, the response to the purpose was one in all astonishment, and you may take a look at among the better of that from round social media beneath.