EL Grp B
Date: 5:55 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020
Venue:
1 - 2
FT

Taxiarchis Fountas 50' -
Scored: 50'


Scored: 69'
- David Luiz 69'

Scored: 74'
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 74'

Live Updates for Rapid Wien -v- Arsenal

Updates by Cailean Coffey

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Rapid Wien and Arsenal.

Rapid Wien 1 - 2 Arsenal

Arsenal score two goals in four minutes to run out victourious. The double substitution of Bellerin and Aubameyang proved decisive as the two combined for the winner. This leaves Arsenal top of the group (on goal difference!)

Arsenal still seem to be missing something to connect their lethal front three to the centre of the pitch and as much as Partey can fix, there's still work to do. Thank you for taking the time to tune in and I hope you all have a lovely evening! Stay safe. 

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Rapid Wien and Arsenal.

90' + 3'

Substitution

Reiss Nelson (in) - Nicolas Pépé (out) (Arsenal).

90' + 2'

Yellow Card

Bernd Leno (Arsenal) is booked.

Yellow for Leno for timewasting

90' + 2'

Free Kick

Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) takes a free-kick.

90' + 1'

Four minutes of added time.

89'

Arsenal have the lions share of possesion at the moment. Partey is controlling the game from the centre in his first start for the club, while the like of Elneny and Kolasinac have done far better than previous form could have predicted.

85'

Kolasinac and Tierney playing together? Interesting....

85'

Substitution

Kieran Tierney (in) - Bukayo Saka (out) (Arsenal).

84'

Substitution

Joe Willock (in) - Alexandre Lacazette (out) (Arsenal).

83'

Arsenal have the game under control at the moment, limiting Rapid to passing along the half-way line. But we all know Arsenal, so they could easily find themselves rueing that Lacazette chance!

80'

Lacazette really should have scored there! He had the whole half to himself with the ball at his feet, but tried to be too smart and the chances just wriggled away from him. When tackled, it fell kindly for Pepe, who's shot just missed the far corner.

78'

Substitution

Thorsten Schick (in) - Kelvin Arase (out) (Rapid Wien).

76'

Substitution

Koya Kitagawa (in) - Ercan Kara (out) (Rapid Wien).

75'

Corner is cleared easily, and Wien follow this up with their first sustitute of the game

75'

Corner Kick

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) takes a corner-kick.

Corner for Rapid

74'

It's 2-1 in no time, and its the substitutes combining as Bellerin rushes behind the high back line and passes the ball calmly across the box into Aubameyang's path, who could hardly have asked for an easier shot

74'

GOAL!

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) scores.

72'

NEITHER KEEPER CAN DEFEND AT ALL! Leno storms out of the box and whacks it straight into David Luiz. It falls to Fountas but a combination of surrounding tackles and pressure see's the Rapid striker send it miles wide. 

69'

GOAL FOR ARSENAL! Pepe's free-kick is lifted into the mass of players in the box, Rapid's keeper runs out in an attempt to punch it but Luiz just about beats him and heads it into a gapping net. 1-1!

69'

GOAL!

David Luiz (Arsenal) scores.

69'

Free Kick

Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) takes a free-kick.

69'

Yellow Card

Marcel Ritzmaier (Rapid Wien) is booked.

65'

Arsenal's free kick is sent high over the bar by Aubameyang. Arsenal are getting into good positions and forcing fouls.

64'

Free Kick

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) takes a free-kick.

62'

Arsenal resort to the big guns, bringing on Aubameyang and Bellerin, which has already electrified the game

62'

Yellow Card

Ercan Kara (Rapid Wien) is booked.

61'

Substitution

Héctor Bellerín (in) - Cédric Soares (out) (Arsenal).

61'

Substitution

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (in) - Eddie Nketieh (out) (Arsenal).

60'

Yellow Card

Kelvin Arase (Rapid Wien) is booked.

59'

Leno almost gifting Rapid a second goal, as he passes it straight to Fountas again, who sees his shot pushed wide by the Arsenal keeper

58'

That being said, there's been no clear sights of goal just yet, as Arsenal play the ball back and forth between the wings

56'

Sustained period of pressure now from Arsenal

51'

GOAL!

Taxiarchis Fountas (Rapid Wien) scores.

51'

Disaster from Arsenal! Leno attempts a pass out his defenders but it's blocked and deflected into the path of Fountas, who slots it beyond Leno! The hosts lead!!

48'

Fountas has a chance at the edge of the Arsenal box fly over the bar

47'

Stojkovic is down after, what seems like, an accidental elbow from Nketiah

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Rapid Wien and Arsenal has started.

We're back underway as the home side kick-off for the second half!

45' + 3'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Rapid Wien and Arsenal.

Half time. It's a pretty level game, with both sides creating chances. With three yellow cards, Arsenal have to be careful in the second half not to get a man sent off, as you get the sense that that could be a game-changer

45' + 1'

Three minutes of added time. Rapid Wien have really been growing as a force in the last five minutes and Arsenal would be looking to see it out to the break

44' + 1'

The corner is taken and deflected out to Ullman, who tries to loop it into the box but loops it over the bar and wide

44'

Partey heads it wide for another corner to Rapid Wien

44'

Corner to Rapid Wien in the final minute of the half

42'

Arsenal are lucky to be level as Ljubicic flash a shot across the face of goal and wide from within the 6 yard box.

39'

Saka is down recieving treatment.

37'

Yellow Card

Eddie Nketieh (Arsenal) is booked.

Nketiah gets a yellow for taking a shot after the ref has blown for offside. Seems a bit harsh, but nonetheless. That's the third Arsenal player to earn himself a yellow.

34'

Yellow Card

Thomas Partey (Arsenal) is booked.

Trailing elbow to Fountas's face from Partey, yellow card.

33'

Rapid were quick and had Arsenal on the edge, but Partey was there for the last-gasp tackle just inside the box.

32'

Lacazette earns his side a free-kick, not close enough to shoot but a nice distance for a good old cross. The free kick is taken, and it doesn't beat the first man

30'

To bring a little bit of excitement to the game, Pepe took a shot from his fancied left foot. It sailed harmlessly wide. 

29'

Free Kick

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) takes a free-kick.

Arsenal earn a free-kick inside their own half.

26'

Yellow Card

Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) is booked.

Lacazetter commits a foul, preventing a Rapid (ehh?) counter-attack. His protests to the referee earn him a yellow card. 

24'

Consecutive crosses into the box from Arsenal are defended bravely by their Austrian oppositiion. Rapid Wien look strong defensively and are not letting Arsenal create chances easily!

22'

Free Kick

Maximilian Ullmann (Rapid Wien) takes a free-kick.

Free-kick on the halfway line for Rapid Wien

18'

CHANCE FOR WIEN! As close as they've gotten so far, with a slick cross from Wien's right headed goalward, but it just about caught by Leno! The game is picking up now alright!

17'

Wien are struggling to get a hold of the ball at the moment, but when they do they too try to lift it over the opposition defence. Their latest is head to Leno by Luiz.

16'

And with that Free-kick, Luiz gets his head to it but a deflection sees it float wide. The resultant corner ended with a second corner, which was played short to Pepe who's shot was caught calmly by the Rapid Wien keeper

14'

Yellow Card

Sdrjan Grahovac (Rapid Wien) is booked.

14'

Free Kick

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) takes a free-kick.

Free kick for Arsenal as Grehovac haul's down Pepe around the halfway long in the early stages of an Arsenal counter-attack.

12'

Arsenal are definitely growing into the game, and are attempting to get the ball into their left channel as soon as they can every time. Rapid Wien are sitting back though, absorbing pressure easily.

9'

Arsenal great a chance, with Nketiah speeding down the left wing before crossing the ball along the floor to Saka. Saka's touch is point and the ball slides gently into the keeper

7'

Fun fact, this is actually the first game Arsenal have played with fans in the stadium since March 7th, when they beat West Ham 1-0 at home.

In this game, Rapid Wien have started strong and are applying all sorts of pressure on the Arsenal midfield, forcing them to try to play the ball long towards Nketiah .

5'

Cedric slides in strong on Fountas to give away the games first free just inside the Gunners half. 

3'

Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of Rapid Wien vs Arsenal. My name is Cailean Coffey and I'll be keeping you update with all the goings-on from Dundalk's group rivals.

 

With Dundalk in the group, it was always going to be interesting to see what type of squad Arsenal throw out, and they've started strong with Pepe, Lacazette, Partey and Gabriel all getting the nod

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Rapid Wien and Arsenal has kicked off.

And we're off!



Photo Gallery for Rapid Wien -v- Arsenal



Rapid Wien
Richard Strebinger
Goalkeeper
Maximilian Hofmann
Defender
Mateo Barac
Defender
Filip Stojkovic
Defender
Sdrjan Grahovac
14Booked: 14'
Midfielder
Kelvin Arase
60Booked: 60'
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Midfielder
Dejan Ljubicic
Midfielder
Maximilian Ullmann
Midfielder
Ercan Kara
62Booked: 62'
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Forward
Taxiarchis Fountas
50Scored: 50'
Forward
Marcel Ritzmaier
69Booked: 69'
Forward

Substitutes
Koya Kitagawa
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Forward
Melih Ibrahimoglu
Midfield
Leo Greiml
Defender
Paul Gartler
Goalkeeper
Deni Alar
Unknown
Christoph Knasmullner
Midfield
Dejan Petrovic
Midfield
Dragoljub Savic
Forward
Thorsten Schick
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Mario Sonnleitner
Defender
Lukas Sulzbacher
Defender
Bernhard Unger
Goalkeeper
Arsenal
Bernd Leno
Goalkeeper
90Booked: 90'
Cédric Soares
Defender 61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
David Luiz
Defender
69Scored: 69'
Sead Kolasinac
Defender
Gabriel
Defender
Thomas Partey
Midfielder
34Booked: 34'
Eddie Nketieh
Midfielder
37Booked: 37'
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder
Bukayo Saka
Forward 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Nicolas Pépé
Forward 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Alexandre Lacazette
Forward
26Booked: 26'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'

Substitutes
Joe Willock
Midfield
84Subbed On: 84'
84'
Kieran Tierney
Defender
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Runar Alex Runarsson
Goalkeeper
Reiss Nelson
Midfield
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Shkodran Mustafi
Defender
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Midfield
Matt Macey
Goalkeeper
Héctor Bellerín
Defender
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Forward
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
74Scored: 74'
Granit Xhaka
Midfield