Villarreal 2-1 Arsenal LIVE SCORE: Ceballos and Capoue both given red cards – Europa League semi-final latest

IT'S ten against ten as Arsenal have found a way back into their Europa League semi-final against Villarreal.

Manu Trigueros gave the hosts an early lead before Raul Albiol tapped in a second from a corner.

And things then went from bad to worse with Dani Ceballos SENT OFF after receiving a second yellow card.

But Nicolas Pepe then converted a penalty for Arsenal before Etienne Capoue was sent off for the hosts.

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-1 ARSENAL

    81 SUBSTITUTION

    Emery makes a double change after Capoue's dismissal!

    Gomez and former Liverpool player Moreno (Alberto, that is) replace Pedraza and Trigueros respectively

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-1 ARSENAL

    80 RED CARD!

    The tide has really turned on this one!

    Capoue is shown a red card after his hard clash with Saka.

    The Villarreal star can't continue anyway and sees the card as he is stretchered out of the pitch.

    Things are now even on the pitch

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-1 ARSENAL

    79 What a difference 15 minutes can make in a match.

    Ceballos was sent off with a second yellow and made it look like the tie was slipping away from Arsenal's fingers.

    But then the Gunners got a penalty and scored with Pepe

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  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-1 ARSENAL

    77 Arsenal have been very dangerous after Pepe's goal and are pushing hard for a second even though they are a man down.

    Saka is brought down by Capoue, who is on a yellow card but the referee doesn't seem set to book him again.

    Saka gets back up but Capoue is down after the clash

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-1 ARSENAL

    75 We told you Pepe has been on fire in the Europa League as he had been involved in the joint-highest number of goals in the competition.

    Now the Arsenal star has been involved in the HIGHEST number of goals

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-1 ARSENAL

    73 Pepe takes on the penalty kick and sends it right down the middle!

    Rulli's feet did get a touch but can't make the save.

    The Gunners get their away goal and change the complexion of the tie

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!

    ARSENAL ARE BACK IN THEIR TIE WITH PEPE'S GOAL!!!!!

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    71 PENALTY FOR ARSENAL!

    Finally some good news for the Gunners!

    Saka is brought down inside the box by Tringueros and the referee points at the penalty spot!

    Huge chance for the away goal!

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    70 SUBSTITUTION

    Foyth seems to have pulled a muscle during a run and is replaced by Gaspar.

    Very unfortunate for the Tottenham loanee who has been very impressive against Spurs' biggest rivals!

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    69 CHANCE!

    Again, Villarreal have become a lot more dangerous after Ceballos' dismissal – Arteta really needs to fill upthat tremendous space in midfield.

    Gerard gains possession inside the box and delivers a shot that Leno saves.

    Foyth, meanwhile, is down on the pitch

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    67 YELLOW CARD

    Capou gets booked after pushing Pepe down the pitch, referee is right in front of the challenge and doesn't hesitate

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    67 CHANCE!

    Villarreal come extremely close to a third goal!

    The Yellow Submarine move the ball with tremendous ease down midfield after Ceballos' dismissal.

    Coquelin finds Gerard inside the box with a marvellous through ball and the striker fires a shot that Leno saves with his finger tips

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    66 Ceballos' dismissal raises quite an issue for Arsenal that Arteta needs to deal with soon.

    More below:

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    64 CHANCE

    Arsenal get a set-piece that causes a bit of chaos in Villarreal's defence.

    Holding gains possession and fires a shot that completely misses the target.

    The Gunners captain could have passed it to his team-mate down the left flank

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    63 SUBSTITUTION

    We told you there would be changes!

    Arsenal boss Arteta brings on Martinelli, who replaces Odegaard

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    61 CHANCE!

    Villarreal are looking for a third that would put the tie to bed after Ceballos' dismissal.

    Chukwueze finds Trigueros with a lovely through ball inside the box but Leno blocks the view.

    The midfielder passes back to Coquelin, who switches with Chukwueze again and the winger tries a shot that Leno saves

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    60 We can definitely expect Arteta to make some changes real soon…

    This game has so far been a disaster for Arsenal…

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    58 YELLOW CARD

    Partey gets booked for complaining over Ceballos' red card.

    Of course VAR won't check the Arsenal star's dismissal as he was booked with a second yellow card.

    Things are going from bad to worse for the Gunners…

    And Ceballos has been quite a liability in the Europa League following some major errors against Benfica and Olympiacos

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    58 RED CARD

    Oh Dani…

    Ceballos gets a second yellow card and is sent off after catching Parejo's foot.

    The Real Madrid loanee is passionately complaining to the referee and continues to do so on the touchline to the fourth official

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    55 Smith Rowe has been quite lively down the left flank as he shows tremendous pace and fighting spirit.

    So far the Gunners are trying to create danger by crossing the ball to Pepe who is outnumbered inside the box

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    53 Even though Villarreal aren't holding much of the possession and are still struggling to create any danger, it feels like they are much more comfortable.

    Arsenal really need to make sure they don't concede another goal as that would see the tie slipping through their fingers.

    An away goal, though, would turn everything around ahead of the return fixture at the Emirates

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    50 Arsenal continue to dominate possession and have a much higher tempo than the first half.

    So far the Gunners have been trying some long balls to Pepe inside the box but Villarreal have been able to thwart them

  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    48 CHANCE

    Arsenal have started strong and show pace on the pitch.

    Pepe gets the ball inside the box and fires a shot that is blocked by Albiol.

    Better from the Gunners!

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  • Kostas Lianos

    VILLARREAL 2-0 ARSENAL

    46 Funnily enough, it is Villarreal manager Emery making a change after half-time.

    And it is another familiar face as former Arsenal ace Coquelin replaces Paco

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