Livescore: Lacazette Brace Gives Arsenal Advantage Over Valencia

Alexandre Lacazette cancelled Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby early goal as Arsenal came from behind to defeat the La Liga side 3-1 in the first leg of Europa League semi-final at Emirates Stadium.

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The French man and partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners advantage to going into the second leg.

Lacazette should have scored a hat-trick – he fluffed a header from six yards out in the second half and was later denied by goalkeeper Neto on two occasions.

But Arsenal will travel to Valencia for the second leg next Thursday hoping to avoid a second successive semi-final defeat after they were knocked out by eventual winners Atletico Madrid last year.