Arsenal were handed the tough task of overcoming Atletico Madrid to reach the Europa League final but the news was tempered by the possibility that Diego Costa could miss the first leg of the semi-final because of an injury to his left thigh.
Simeone's charges were well off the pace in the first 45 minutes, Sebastian Coates beating the leap of his marker to draw a fine save from Oblak, who dived with an outstretched right to keep the scores level. The final will be played on May 16 in Lyon.
It was a much nervier night than the Gunners would have anticipated and Wenger put that down to the margin of victory from the first leg.
However, Atlético midfielder Koke was full of praise for the Slovenia international, who has been linked with Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain previously.
Vers une deuxième journée de solidarité pour financer la dépendance
Le gouvernement de Jean-Pierre Raffarin a alors voulu montrer son soutien avec la création de la journée de solidarité. Le Figaro rappelle que cette journée serait mise en place soit par convention, accord d'entreprise ou de branche.
LaLiga outfit Atletico reached the semi-finals 2-1 on aggregate, despite Thursday's 1-0 loss at Sporting CP in Lisbon.
"Whatever he does, whether he wins or not, Fernando is one of Atleti's greatest icons - as I have told him myself when we have chatted".
"We took the lead and were so close winning the this match, after the recent duels with Barcelona and Juventus, it was just too much for us to make a marvellous comeback in this game". Most recently, Rob Holding called him a 'nutter' in last season's FA Cup final against the Blues.
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