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Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Turner, Carter-Vickers, and more


Arsenal earned a favorable result in its UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg showdown in Lisbon with Matt Turner contributing heavily in the Gunners result.

Turner made four saves for Mikel Arteta’s squad in a 2-2 draw with Sporting Lisbon, giving the English Premier League leaders an edge as they return to the Emirates Stadium for next week’s second leg. The U.S. men’s national team shot-stopper was called into action twice from long-range, repelling Gonzalo Inacio and Marcus Edwards from finding the back of the net. Although Turner will feel he could’ve done more on Paulinho’s rebound goal, the 27-year-old certainly played his part in the result.

Arsenal will travel to Fulham in a London Derby on Sunday before hosting Sporting Lisbon in the second leg on March 16.

Elsewhere in Europe, Gio Reyna logged 85 minutes off the bench for Borussia Dortmund but Christian Pulisic and Chelsea had the last laugh by advancing in the UCL.

In Scotland, Cameron Carter-Vickers helped Celtic come from behind to defeat Hearts in SPFL play. Malik Tillman did not dress for Rangers in a comeback win over Hibernian.

Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:


Champions League

Gio Reyna came off the bench and played 85 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 second leg loss to Chelsea on Tuesday. Chelsea advanced 2-1 on aggregate.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played seven minutes for Chelsea.

Europa League

Matt Turner started, made FOUR SAVES, and played 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 2-2 first leg draw with Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.

Jordan Pefok came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Union Berlin’s 3-3 first leg draw with Union St. Gilloise on Thursday.

Henry Wingo came off the bench and played three minutes in Ferencvaros 2-0 first leg loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.

Europa Conference League

Djordje Mihailovic came off the bench and played eight minutes in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-1 first leg win over Lazio on Tuesday.



Daryl Dike started, scored ONE GOAL, and played 90 minutes in West Bromwich Albion’s 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Duane Holmes is OUT (Injury) for Huddersfield Town.



Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 3-1 win over Hearts on Wednesday.

Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes in Dundee United’s 1-1 draw with Livingston on Wednesday.

Matthew Hoppe started and played 59 minutes in Hibernian’s 4-1 loss to Rangers on Wednesday.

Malik Tillman did not dress for Rangers.


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