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Arsenal v Rennes

Arsenal players celebrate

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired an Arsenal comeback as they overturned a two-goal deficit from a first-leg defeat at Rennes to progress to the Europa League quarter-finals.

The striker put Arsenal ahead within four minutes, firing in Aaron Ramsey's cut-back, before setting up Ainsley Maitland-Niles before half-time.

He then poked in Sead Kolasinac's low cross after the break to make it 3-0.

Arsenal will be in the draw for the quarter-finals on Friday at 12:00 GMT.

They join fellow English side Chelsea in the last eight after they thrashed Dynamo Kiev 8-0 on aggregate.

It is the second successive season Arsenal have made it through to the last eight - they were knocked out in the semi-finals last year following a 2-1 aggregate defeat by Atletico Madrid.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Arsenal

  • 1Cech
  • 20Mustafi
  • 6Koscielny
  • 18Monreal
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 8RamseySubstituted forTorreiraat 87'minutes
  • 34Xhaka
  • 31KolasinacBooked at 90mins
  • 10ÖzilSubstituted forMkhitaryanat 70'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 14AubameyangBooked at 73mins
  • 9LacazetteBooked at 31minsSubstituted forIwobiat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mkhitaryan
  • 11Torreira
  • 17Iwobi
  • 19Leno
  • 22D Suárez
  • 29Guendouzi
  • 49Nketiah

Rennes

  • 40Koubek
  • 27TraoréBooked at 90mins
  • 3Da Silva
  • 4SitoeBooked at 18mins
  • 15Bensebaini
  • 7Sarr
  • 21AndréSubstituted forLea Silikiat 79'minutes
  • 8GrenierBooked at 55minsSubstituted forHunouat 70'minutes
  • 14BourigeaudBooked at 81mins
  • 18Ben Arfa
  • 11Niang

Substitutes

  • 1Badiashile
  • 2Zeffane
  • 5Doumbia
  • 12Lea Siliki
  • 22Del Castillo
  • 23Hunou
  • 26Gelin
Referee:
Andris Treimanis

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenalAway TeamRennes
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal 3, Rennes 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal 3, Rennes 0.

Attempt saved. Ismaila Sarr (Rennes) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Hamari Traoré (Rennes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hamari Traoré (Rennes).

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Lea Siliki (Rennes).

Booking

Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. M'Baye Niang (Rennes) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Rennes. M'Baye Niang tries a through ball, but Adrien Hunou is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Petr Cech (Arsenal) because of an injury.

Offside, Rennes. Hatem Ben Arfa tries a through ball, but Adrien Hunou is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Lucas Torreira replaces Aaron Ramsey.

Attempt blocked. Ismaila Sarr (Rennes) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Lea Siliki (Rennes).

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.

Booking

Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Rennes. Hatem Ben Arfa tries a through ball, but Damien Da Silva is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. James Lea Siliki replaces Benjamin André.

Foul by Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal).

Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes).

Booking

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal).

Ramy Bensebaini (Rennes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin André (Rennes).

Attempt blocked. Ismaila Sarr (Rennes) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin André.

Booking

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal 3, Rennes 0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sead Kolasinac with a cross.

Attempt missed. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Granit Xhaka.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Alex Iwobi replaces Alexandre Lacazette.

Substitution

Substitution, Rennes. Adrien Hunou replaces Clément Grenier.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan replaces Mesut Özil.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey.

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