FT: Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland, Eddie Nketiah hat-trick fires the Gunners into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, Pepe & Patino also on targets

FULL-TIME IN SEVILLE: Sevilla 1-1 Barcelona

64′ MIN: Jules Kounde is given his marching orders for throwing the ball at Barca left-back Jordi Alba’s face.

RED CARD!!! Jules Kounde (Sevilla)

A night Charlie Patino will remember for a long time to come.

The Gunners are through to the Last-Four of the EFL Cup. They can surely now fancy their chances of winning silverware this season.

FULL-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY IN SEVILLE: Sevilla 1-1 Barcelona

90′ MIN: What a special moment for Charlie Patino, who makes his debut for the Arsenal and SCORES to put the icing on the cake in what has been a dominant evening for the Gunners.

GOOAAAALL!!! Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland (C. Patino)

HALF-TIME IN SEVILLE: Sevilla 1-1 Barcelona

45′ MIN: Araujo levels things up for the visitors. GAME ON!!!

GOOOAAAALLL!!! Sevilla 1-1 Barcelona (R. Araujo)

32′ MIN: In our other feature game, hosts Sevilla have taken the lead against Barcelona through former Atalanta skipper Alejandro Papu Gomez.

GOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! Sevilla 1-0 Barcelona (P. Gomez)

58′ MIN: Eddie Nketiah is on FIRE!!! He bags his hat-trick on the night and he now has 10 goals in nine League Cup games.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland (E. Nketiah)

49′ MIN: It’s Nketiah at the double! The young gun bags his brace of the evening.

GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland (E. Nketiah)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

KICK-OFF IN SEVILLE: Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona

HALF-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland

31′ MIN: Embleton’s through ball finds Broadhead and he lifts the ball over Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Nicholas Pepe marks his 100th Gunners cap with a goal.

GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!! Arsenal 2-1 Sunderland (N. Broadhead)

27′ MIN: Ivorian attacker Nicholas Pepe adds a second for the Gunners off an assist by Cedric Soares.

GOOOAAALLLL!!! Arsenal 2-0 Sunderland (N. Pepe)

STATS: Eddie Nketiah has scored eight goals in nine EFL Cup appearances for the Gunners, including five in five at the Emirates Stadium.

17′ MIN: The hosts are in front! A corner kick comes in and Rob Holding’s header is initially saved by Lee Burge but the rebound comes to Eddie Nketiah who bundles home from close range.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 1-0 Sunderland (E. Nketiah)

KICK-OFF AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

STATS: Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings with Sunderland (Won 8, Drawn 3) since they lost 2-0 in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup in February 2012. This is the first meeting between both sides since May 2017 – which ended in a 2-0 win for the Gunners in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Barca’s safe pair of hands Marc Andre Ter Stegen is set to make his 300th appearance for the Blaugrana.

Barca coach Xavi Hernandez has named a side filled with experience and youth, as he hopes to make a statement with a win at Seville.

Coach Julen Lopetegui’s XI set to take on Barcelona at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has named his squad that will do battle against their more fanciful hosts.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta expectedly has named a different line-up for tonight’s encounter against Sunderland. He makes NINE changes to the Starting XI.

Hello and welcome to our evening coverage of the EFL Cup quarter-final clash between Arsenal and lower-league opposition Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium and the super encounter (at least on paper) between Sevilla and Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. Do keep up with the action LIVE from both matches!

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