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Summary

  1. Chalov and Nababkin give CSKA hope of comeback
  2. Welbeck scores to settle Gunners' nerves before Ramsey nets in injury time
  3. Marseille turn tie around against Leipzig
  4. Salzburg score four in 20 minutes to lead Lazio

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

Thanks for joining us on another night of comebacks.

For a while we thought it would be CSKA Moscow against Arsenal, but the Gunners escaped in the end.

It was Red Bull Salzburg's night.

The four Europa League semi-finalists are Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Salzburg and Marseille.

Check out the Arsenal report here.

Find out who the Gunners get in tomorrow's draw at 11:00 BST. That will be followed by the Champions League draw. Follow both of them on the BBC Sport website.

Wenger hopes to avoid Atletico

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on BT Sport...

On the performance: "I feel that maybe we were a bit surprised by the intensity at the start.

"After that we came back. They scored the second, had a chance for the third. It was a good response from us after the break, the first half the distances were too big. At 2-1 we looked good to get to 2-2 and we did.

"We were in trouble in the first half. After moving to a back five we were more stable, didn't concede as many chances. Their second was from distance, but in the box we didn’t give anything away."

On their goals: "We have players who can always score and once we got to 2-1 it was a big blow for them and they didn’t recover."

On reaching a European semi-final: "It should be every year, never enough, could see in Europe a lot of turnovers, we need to be focused. Let’s prepare well for the next round and see who we get."

Want to avoid Atletico?: "Ideally, maybe they are the strongest on paper, but let's play well against the team we get."

Marseille 5-2 RB Leipzig (5-3 agg)

Just seen a clip of Marseille's injury-time clincher. RB Leipzig brought their keeper up for a corner, which they then played short.

Marseille broke and Hiroki Sakai shot from 35 yards into an empty net. Scenes.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has just been chatting on the TV, we'll let you know what he's said in a minute.

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Gregory Mandapat: I would hope for Arsenal and Salzburg in the Europa League semi-finals, but what they did to Lazio today, I am not so sure. Should be an exciting draw tomorrow.

Abdul Said: So if Arsenal win the Europa League,will Arsene W. stay because he will claim they are strong now or he will bow down in style as a legend?

Ese Agboaye: I always knew Arsenal would make it through. ALWAYS.

Red Bull Salzburg 4-1 Lazio (6-5 agg)

Red Bull Salzburg scored three goals within 247 seconds, setting a new Europa League record.

This week's games have been like a glitch in the Matrix.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

CSKA Moscow are now winless in eight European matches against English opposition (D2 L6). They were seconds away from ending that run tonight.

'It was not the plan'

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny to BT Sport...

On a hard-fought result: "It was not the plan. I think we missed a lot of movement, to be available for our team-mates. We didn’t win duels. They played well, had opportunities and took them. It put pressure on us, if they score we are out. So I am happy because we came back, but our performance was not enough for the stage of the competition.

"We will see the draw, but need more confidence in our game."

On reaching a European semi-final after many years: "No pressure. It is important for the club to go far. Today we qualified so I am happy. It is our last chance to qualify for the Champions League, so we will fight until the end."

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Kenni: Arsenal sure had its own idea of a comeback.

Ankur: Never in doubt.

David: Never thought Arsenal would lose but why do they make it so difficult? Some of us are into our 70's and don't need this stress.

'We stuck through it'

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck on BT Sport...

On the win: "It wasn’t comfortable, we have seen in Europe how difficult it can be coming into games with an advantage. It was difficult today, away from home in different conditions, but we stuck through it."

On his goal: "The defender was tight to me, he thought I would go inside like before, I went to the other side, played the one-two with Mo [Elneny], knew it would beat the defender and finished it nicely."

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

Arsenal are the fifth English team to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League, after Fulham (2009-10), Liverpool (2009-10 and 2015-16), Chelsea (2012-13) and Man Utd (2016-17).

That's only since its 2009 rebrand from Uefa Cup, mind.

It's Arsenal's first European semi-final since 2008-09, when they did so in the Champions League.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

Mohamed Elneny is the first Egyptian player with two assists in a European game since Mohamed Salah in November 2012 (for Basel v Sporting in the Europa League).

Over the four ties, we've had a 6-5 and two 6-3 aggregate scorelines. Only Atletico's 2-1 win over Sporting let us down for goals.

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Prendie: Ramsey. Tick! Home and dry! Semi final next.

Dave: Ramsey and Arsenal not pumpkins now, they shall now go to the ball afterall.

Karina: It is not how you start, but how you finish is what counts.

That means no all-Red Bull clash in the semis or final, to be honest it looked like Salzburg were going out and Leipzig were going through.

But on this crazy week where down is up and left is right, it all changed.

FULL-TIME

Marseille 5-2 RB Leipzig (5-3 agg)

A Dimitri Payet-inspired Marseille battered RB Leipzig to complete a comeback of their own.

From 2-0 down on aggregate after two minutes, they turned it around to win 5-1 on the night and sail through to the last four.

Marseille celebrate
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FULL-TIME

Sporting Lisbon 1-0 Atletico Madrid (1-2 agg)

It's all over in Lisbon. Two-time champions, and current favourites, Atletico Madrid are into to the semi-finals, but they were made to work for it in Portugal.

Koke
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FULL-TIME

Red Bull Salzburg 4-1 Lazio (6-5 agg)

There had to at least one monumental comeback. Red Bull Salzburg are through to the Europa League semi-finals.

Trailing 4-2 from in the first leg at Lazio they won 4-1 on the night thanks to a whirlwind four minutes in the second half which saw the Austrian side score three goals.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

The scoreline makes it look fairly comfortable - but it really wasn't. Arsenal are a tad fortunate to not lose the second leg of this game.

FULL-TIME

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

It's all over. Arsenal are into the Europa League semi-finals.

GOAL - CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (3-6 agg)

Aaron Ramsey

CSKA have sent everyone forward and the impressive Mohamed Elneny plays a ball through to Aaron Ramsey, who is in acres of space. He can take his time and clips the ball over Igor Akinfeev.

Aaron Ramsey celebrates
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CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Arsenal almost level this second leg right at the end as Aaron Ramsey picks out Danny Welbeck, but his shot is palmed away by Igor Akinfeev.

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David: Elneny may not be a fancy player but he’s been so important tonight. Such great work rate all night

Tsaka: Mo Elneny has to be in that Arsenal midfield for more games. Dedicated, tireless and good on the ball.

INJURY TIME

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Three minutes of what is now a procession added on.

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Denham: Has defending left the EU too? Quarter-final goalfests

Aaron: Can we have this every week? #EuropaTopsChampionsLeague

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Woeful finish from Alex Iwobi. Arsenal break in numbers - and CSKA have sent men forward so there's plenty of space for Mesut Ozil to pick out Iwobi at the back post. He takes a touch and then shoots about six yards wide.

YELLOW CARD

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

CSKA's Aleksandr Golovin brings down Mohamed Elneny. Booked. Game is petering out now.

Relief

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

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CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Corner to Arsenal as Mesut Ozil's cross - following Alex Iwobi's break - is slid out.

Ozil takes and Calum Chambers heads straight at the keeper - that's Arsenal's only shot on target bar the goal.

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Bit of pinball in the Arsenal box but Vitinho handles so it's a free out. Relief.

A crazy 246 seconds...

Red Bull Salzburg 4-1 Lazio (6-5 agg)

4' 6'' - The number of minutes and seconds passed between the 2nd and the 4th Salzburg's goal. Dark. #SalLaz #SalzburgLazio

A fairly surprising stat...

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Danny Welbeck has scored five goals in all competitions since the start of March, the only Premier League player with more goals in that period is Mohamed Salah (eight).

Danny Welbeck
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Adam: Arsenal going though. By the skin off there teeth. Once again..

Bez: Just got out of jail in the get out of jail competition.

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

All CSKA's momentum is gone. Famous last words obviously, but I don't fancy them to score twice in the last 10 minutes to force extra time.

SUBSTITUTION

CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Alex Iwobi replaced Alexandre Lacazette straight after that goal. CSKA make a switch now, Bulgaria international Georgi Milanov replacing goalscorer Fedor Chalov.

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Mus: What a finish by Danny boy!!!

Pascal: well deserved Welbz. Arsenal’s best player on the night by a country mile

Elsewhere in Europe...

Red Bull Salzburg 4-1 Lazio (6-5 agg)

They're on a roll!

Stefan Lainer heads in from a corner to further extend Salzburg's advantage.

Three goals in four minutes for the home side!

Stefan Lainer celebrates
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GOAL - CSKA Moscow 2-1 Arsenal (3-5 agg)

Danny Welbeck

Has Danny Welbeck booked Arsenal's semi-final spot? The England striker starts the move on the left wing. He cuts inside and passes to Mohamed Elneny, who plays a first-time pass back to Welbeck, who guides the ball home with the inside of his boot.

CSKA need two now just to force extra time.

Danny Welbeck scores
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Elsewhere in Europe...

Red Bull Salzburg 3-1 Lazio (5-5 agg)

..And they have done it!

Minutes later Hwang Hee-chan's deflected effort outfoxes Lazio's Thomas Strakosha in goal to give Salzburg the lead on away goals.

CSKA Moscow 2-0 Arsenal (3-4 agg)

An Arsenal defender steps in to stop Ahmed Musa, with the ball going back to Petr Cech. He can't decide if it might be a backpass so chests it down and clears. Nervy, nervy, nervy.