In less than half an hour against Arsenal, Adrien Thomasson went through all the emotions. In the 14th minute, it was a bad pass from his right foot that opened the scoring for Gabriel Jesus. Eleven minutes later, that same right foot did wonders via a sumptuous half-volley that lodged in David Raya's small net.
QUEEEEL BUUT DE THOMASSON 😱 😱
After a fabulous action, the Lensois midfielder equalizes and explodes Bollaert 💥 🔥 #RCLARS | #UCL pic.twitter.com/5yOV2PCz5O
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However, this goal was far from being achieved. While Machado had just intercepted a short pass towards Tomiyasu, he sent a long ball very high to Elye Wahi. Particularly combative, the former Montpellier striker tore away to control the leather of the chest before putting it back to Adrien Thomasson, despite the imbalance.
Coming from the left of the box, the former Strasbourg man did not ask himself any questions and unleashed a fantastic half-volley curled with his right foot, which almost hit the post before ending his run in the small net. Author of the bad initial pass, David Raya could not do anything to intervene and avoid the equalization.
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For the Lensois, this goal came to conclude a good first half hour. Concentrated, they had managed to control the game of the Gunners until the opening of the score, not totally deserved.