Arsene Wenger’s last European home match in charge of the Gunners was on course to be a special night after Sime Vrsaljko’s red card inside 10 minutes for Atleti, but the hosts failed to capitalise and Antoine Griezmann’s late strike cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener.
The Londoners now require something miraculous in the Spanish capital to make it through to the final; indeed, only Chelsea and Sevilla have won at the Wanda Metropolitano since it opened last August.
The Madrid outfit are now dabblebet’s odds-on the lift the trophy at just 8/11 (1.73) and will certainly back themselves to qualify at the ground where they have not conceded in 11 matches.
In fact, Diego Simeone’s men have shipped just nine goals in all competitions at home this term and have nothing else to play for domestically thanks to Barcelona’s sparkling form this season.
Goals from ex-Premier League pair Florian Thauvin and Clinton N’Jie gave the French side a healthy lead heading into next week, although they have lost four of their last six games away from home in the competition.