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Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to lift FA Community Shield

Reuters , Ahram Online , Saturday 29 Aug 2020
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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English FA Community Shield soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool (AP)
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Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties on Saturday to lift the Community Shield, the curtain-raiser for the English domestic season, after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw on a chilly afternoon at Wembley.

Gunners captain and match goal-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blasted home the final kick of the afternoon to complete the north London side's second win over the league champions in the space of six weeks after a shortened summer break.

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, Fabinho, match goal-scorer Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones all scored for Liverpool in the shootout, but late substitute Rhian Brewster blasted his shot onto the bar.

Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Cedric Soares and David Luiz all scored for the Gunners, before Aubameyang finished the job to lift his second trophy within a month following the side's FA Cup final win over Chelsea on Aug. 1. 

Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny made his first competitive appearance for Arsenal in over a year, having spent the last season on loan at Turkish side Besiktas.

He produced a fine display, dictating play in midfield and sending some accurate passes, the form which is likely to give coach Mikel Arteta food for thought as he considers Elneny's future at the club.

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