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Match of the night: Arsenal host Benfica in the return match of the UEFA Europa League 1/16 finals

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One of the most interesting matches of the Europa League evening, Benfica vs Arsenal

Arsenal ‘host’ Benfica in the second-leg match of the Europa League 1/16 play-offs. The match will take place on 25 February at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, starting at 23:25 IST.

It is all square between Arsenal and Benfica as the two European heavyweights continue their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie in Piraeus after two sides played out a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg in Rome, with Bukayo Saka cancelling out Pizzi‘s penalty in the second half at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. 

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The outcome of the match is very important for each team, and the opponents will no doubt give their best to advance to the next stage.

Benfica starting XI: Helton Leite, Lucas Verissimo, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Goncalves, Taarabt, Weigl, Rafa Silva, Grimaldo, Pizzi, Seferovic Subs: Svilar, Gilberto, Everton, Pires, Nunez, Waldschmidt, Cervi, Chiquinho, Pedrinho, Tavares, Goncalo Ramos, Vlachodimos.

Arsenal starting XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang.

Subs: Ryan, Hein, Cedric, Chambers, Mari, Elneny, Partey, Willian, Pepe, Nketiah, Martinelli, Lacazette.