Arsenal vs FC Koln Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Europa League 2017-18

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 15, 2017 03:24 IST

Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln (Kolasinac 49', Alexis 67', Bellerin 82' - Cordoba 10')


03:24 (IST)15 SEP 2017

FT: Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln

03:23 (IST)15 SEP 2017

90+2' Arsenal are just stroking the ball about now as they see out the game. The Koln fans are still singing, credit to them.

03:22 (IST)15 SEP 2017

90' 2 minutes of injury time.

03:21 (IST)15 SEP 2017

89' SO CLOSE TO THE PERFECT GOAL! Reiss Nelson, Giroud, Wilshere and Maitland-Niles combine beautifully with a flurry of one-touch passes to send Alexis clear on the left, but he opts to dink a ball to a non-existent Arsenal shirt at the far post.

03:18 (IST)15 SEP 2017

86' Koln are attempting to salvage something from this game, but in their over-eagerness to do so, Cordoba finds himself offside. Arsenal are in control at the moment, and it is reflected in their play, which is much more confident.

03:14 (IST)15 SEP 2017

83' Reiss Nelson comes on to replace Theo Walcott

03:14 (IST)15 SEP 2017

82' Kolasinac sends in a low cross that is cleverly dummied by Wilshere, with Walcott's shot blocked and then falling perfectly for Bellerin to slam home.

Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln.

03:13 (IST)15 SEP 2017


03:11 (IST)15 SEP 2017

79' SHOT! Jojic hammers a left footed shot right at goal, but Ospina makes a confident save.

03:09 (IST)15 SEP 2017

77' How did he miss?! Wilshere sends Alexis through with a gorgeous through ball, but the Chilean miscues his shot with Walcott also available in space.

03:08 (IST)15 SEP 2017

76' Yuya Osako comes on to replace Klunter for Koln

03:06 (IST)15 SEP 2017

74' So close! Giroud with a lovely lay off finds Walcott in the box, but his cross is cleared out by Koln. The move ends with Alexis getting fouled and he is immediately back up to take the set piece. His shot is on target, but Horn makes a comfortable save.

03:04 (IST)15 SEP 2017

72' SAVE! Cordoba gets the better of Monreal and then runs past Mertesacker into the box, before unleashing a low drive to the near post, but Ospina gets down well to make a smart save. A real warning for Arsenal!

03:02 (IST)15 SEP 2017

70' Cheers ring out at the Emirates as Jack Wilshere takes his first touch - it's fair to say the Arsenal fans have missed him.

02:59 (IST)15 SEP 2017

68' Jack Wilshere comes on to replace Alex Iwobi for Arsenal.

02:59 (IST)15 SEP 2017

67' WHAT A GOAL FROM THE CHILEAN! UNSTOPPABLE! Maitland-Niles through ball is a bit too much and forces Alexis to the left touchline, but the Chilean cuts inside and curls a beautiful shot straight into the top corner.

Arsenal 2-1 FC Koln

02:58 (IST)15 SEP 2017


02:56 (IST)15 SEP 2017

65' Zoller is replaced by Risse for Koln

02:56 (IST)15 SEP 2017

64' WHAT A CHANCE! Maitland-Niles plays a lovely 1-2 with Giroud on the edge of the box and is through on goal, but Horn comes out to deny the Arsenal youngster from scoring.

02:55 (IST)15 SEP 2017

62' Arsenal attempt to get down the right wing with Bellerin but Koln hold firm. there's been a bit of a lull in proceedings as both sides pass the ball around in midfield without much conviction.

02:51 (IST)15 SEP 2017

58' Arsenal have looked a bit vulnerable on the counter attack in the last few minutes, but Cordoba has been guilty of a few heavy touches.

02:47 (IST)15 SEP 2017

55' CLOSE! Alexis sends Bellerin clear down the right with a clever pass, and the Spaniard responds with a lovely low cross to Walcott lurking in the box, only for the ref to pull play back for offside.

02:44 (IST)15 SEP 2017

52' Arsenal have come to life! Sanchez and Kolasinac exchange a clever 1-2 on the left wing, but the left-back's low cross is cleared out, followed by Iwobi sending a volley over the bar.

02:42 (IST)15 SEP 2017

49' A STUNNING GOAL FROM THE SUBSTITUTE! Elneny chips a lovely ball forward to Walcott, who collects, turns and lays it off to Kolasinac, who sends an unstoppable first time volley into the top corner.

Arsenal 1-1 FC Koln.

02:40 (IST)15 SEP 2017


02:40 (IST)15 SEP 2017

47' Alexis lofts a cross field diagonal to Walcott in the box, and the Englishman shows great control to win a corner. Walcott takes the corner himself and sends it deep, where Sanchez collects and shrugs off about 4 challenges before lofting it back to Walcott, who was offside.

02:36 (IST)15 SEP 2017

46' AND WE'RE OFF! Koln get us underway in the second half, kicking off from left to right.

02:36 (IST)15 SEP 2017

HT: Sead Kolasinac comes on to replace Rob Holding for Arsenal

02:21 (IST)15 SEP 2017

HT: Arsenal 0-1 FC Koln

02:20 (IST)15 SEP 2017

45' 2 minutes of added time.

02:19 (IST)15 SEP 2017

44' Arsenal have had much of the ball here, but are struggling to make much of it, with Sanchez being forced to drop deep. Wenger has a real headache on his hands.

02:15 (IST)15 SEP 2017

41' Elneny does well to cover for Holding losing the ball in midfield, ensuring that Bittencourt's cross is blocked, but conceding a corner in the process.

02:14 (IST)15 SEP 2017

39' HEADER! Iwobi drives at the Koln defence, before spreading it wide to Alexis, who lofts a cross to Giroud in the box, but the Frenchman's glancing header goes well wide.

02:13 (IST)15 SEP 2017

38' SO CLOSE! Sanchez sends Maitland Niles clear with a lovely through ball down the left channel, but the youngster makes a mess of his low cross with plenty of red shirts in the box, thus allowing Koln to clear.

02:09 (IST)15 SEP 2017

35' Milos Jojic comes on to replace Jonas Hector for Koln

02:09 (IST)15 SEP 2017

34' Jonas Hector goes down yet again after making his way back onto the pitch, and it appears his night is over.

02:07 (IST)15 SEP 2017

32' SHOT! Alexis drops deep and launches the ball forward to Giroud, who produces a headed layoff for Elneny on the edge of the box, and his volley flies well wide. Meanwhile, Jonas Hector receives treatment on the touchline.

02:05 (IST)15 SEP 2017

30' LUCKY! Rausch sends in a brilliant ball from the left, which Zoller is inches away from turning in, but Ospina manages to get ahead before fumbling the ball into Hector's path, and then clearing him out. Thankfully for Arsenal, the ref had blown for Zoller being offside beforehand.

02:03 (IST)15 SEP 2017

28' Groans ring out at the Emirates as Elneny opts to pass the ball back instead of forward from a promising position. Koln win the ball back and burst forward on the counter, forcing a corner.

02:00 (IST)15 SEP 2017

25' Alexis finds Giroud in the box with an early cross from the left, but a heavy touch results in a goal kick for Koln. Rather pedestrian stuff from Arsenal so far, with Koln holding on to their lead rather well, and looking dangerous on the counter-attack.

01:57 (IST)15 SEP 2017

23' CHANCE! Holding does brilliantly to intercept the ball, playing it to Iwobi, who lofts it to Walcott running clear on the right side of the box, but the Englishman skews his shot wide while falling over under pressure.

01:54 (IST)15 SEP 2017

20' There we go! Bellerin sends in a peach of a cross with Giroud rising high to head the ball downwards but cannot get enough purchase on his effort, with Horn collecting the ball.

01:54 (IST)15 SEP 2017

19' It's all a bit one-paced and stale from Arsenal who have yet to fashion a chance.

01:51 (IST)15 SEP 2017

16' CHANCE! Zoller gets onto the end of a long ball in the box, but loses the ball as Monreal and Holding manage to nick the ball off the Koln forward.

01:49 (IST)15 SEP 2017

14' Maitland-Niles sends in a low cross from the left and Giroud's near post shot is cleared out for a corner. Alexis sends in a great set piece, but Monreal's header bounces right in front of Horn and is saved.

01:48 (IST)15 SEP 2017

13' Arsenal nearly get caught out on the counter, but Bellerin uses his recovery pace to get back. The move ends with Bittencourt hammering a shot well over the goal.

01:46 (IST)15 SEP 2017

12' SAVE! Alexis sends in a free kick into the box, where Giroud sends a looping header towards goal, only for Horn to tip the ball over the bar. However, the Frenchman was offside.

01:45 (IST)15 SEP 2017

10' A HOWLER FROM DAVID OSPINA! He rushes out to clear the ball and only manages to clear it to Cordoba, who takes a touch, turns and lofts a shot well over Ospina into the net!

Arsenal 0-1 FC Koln

01:44 (IST)15 SEP 2017


01:43 (IST)15 SEP 2017

8' In stark contrast to the scenes in the crowd, the game has been pretty uneventful so far, with Holding, Mertesacker and Monreal having plenty of the ball. There is the odd long ball forward from both sides, but the keepers have been first to it everytime.
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