Arsenal vs Porto

Arsenal vs Porto Player Ratings as David Raya’s heroics in penalty shoot-out takes Gunners through

Arsenal vs Porto Match Summary

Arsenal vs Porto second leg ended in a 1-0 win for the Gunners, with the game ending 1-1 on aggregate. The North Londoners then won the penalty shoot-out 4-2 to progress to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The overall match was a very cagey affair as Porto looked to sit deep and prevent Arsenal from making easy inroads into their penalty area. The first half saw the hosts attempt seven shots but just two of those were on target, while the visitors managed one shot on target from five attempts.

Leandro Trossard grabbed the all-important goal in the tie after 41 minutes. Captain Martin Odegaard played the Belgian through after some silky footwork as he applied the finish to make it 1-0. Arsenal led at the half-time interval.

The second half was a similarly cagey affair and it seemed Porto were content to just sit back and hope for mistakes. Odegaard seemed to have scored the Gunners’ second goal but it was ruled out as Kai Havertz was obstructing the goalkeeper. Gabriel Jesus had a good chance to score after coming on but Diogo Costa made a good save to deny him. The game went into extra-time.

Both Arsenal and Porto sat deep and played cautious football as they looked to avoid a last-ditch defeat. The game entered a penalty shoot-out after a goalless extra-time. The Gunners held their nerve and scored all four spot-kicks, while goalkeeper David Raya made two saves to knock Porto out of the competition.

On that note, let’s take a look at the player ratings.

Arsenal vs Porto Player Ratings


David Raya – 9/10

The Spaniard made three saves in regulation time and also stopped two penalties in the shoot-out during Arsenal vs Porto.

Benjamin White – 7.5/10

White won three duels and made four interceptions. He also played one key pass.

William Saliba – 7/10

Saliba made a slow start to the game but soon found his feet and made some important clearances.

Gabriel Magalhaes – 7/10

The Brazilian had a composed game at the back as he won four duels and made two tackles and one interception.

Jakub Kiwior – 7/10

Kiwior played well in defence.

Martin Odegaard – 8.5/10

Odegaard led from the front with his lovely footwork and passing, and also galvanized the team with his energy. He provided an assist for Trossard’s goal and scored the first goal of the shoot-out.

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Martin Odegaard applauds the Arsenal fans. (Getty Images)

Jorginho – 7/10

The Italian had a good game in midfield and passed the ball well.

Declan Rice – 8/10

Rice put in a composed performance in midfield and used his passing range to switch play effectively when needed. He also scored the Gunners’ fourth penalty.

Bukayo Saka – 8.5/10

Saka had a great game as he won 10 duels and played two key passes. He also attempted two shots on target and scored Arsenal’s third penalty.

Kai Havertz – 8/10

Havertz was remarkable in attack and won a game-high 15 duels, of which 10 were aerial duels. He scored his team’s second spot-kick.

Leandro Trossard – 7.5/10

Trossard levelled the Arsenal vs Porto tie with his goal in the 41st minute. He also played four key passes and won three duels.

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Gabriel Jesus – 6.5/10

Jesus had a chance to score with his first touch but could not capitalize.

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6.5/10

Zinchenko replaced Kiwior and played well.

Edward Nketiah – 6.5/10

The Englishman replaced Trossard and played well.


Diogo Costa – 7/10

Costa made three saves in regulation time but could not save a single penalty in the shoot-out.

Joao Mario – 7/10

Mario had a decent game in defence, winning seven duels and making three tackles.

Pepe – 7/10

Pepe showed his experience and class at the highest level and played a good game.

Otavio – 6.5/10

He had a good game and even made a potential match-saving block late in the game.

Wendell – 7/10

Wendell won 11 duels, making nine tackles and six interceptions. However, he missed his spot-kick during the Arsenal vs Porto shoot-out.

Alan Varela – 7/10

The midfielder put in a good performance for his team but was unfortunately subbed off with an injury.

Nico Gonzalez – 6.5/10

Francisco Conceicao – 6.5/10

Pepe – 7/10

Pepe had a great game and took some lovely touches to control the ball. He scored Porto’s first penalty of the shoot-out.

Wenderson Galeno – 6.5/10

Hero in the first leg, Galeno missed his penalty in the second leg as his team crashed out of the competition.

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Raya (R) saves Galeno’s penalty. (Getty Images)

Evanilson – 7/10

Evanilson had a decent game as he attempted four shots and won five duels.


Jorge Sanchez – 6.5/10

Mehdi Taremi – 6.5/10

Marko Grujic – 7/10

Grujic came on late in the game and scored Porto’s third spot-kick.

Stephen Eustaquio – 6/10

Concalo Borges – 6.5/10

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