The UEFA Champions League was on fire over the last two days with goals from every where, every corner and almost every team. The star players were on form, registering goals and assists to paint a beautiful picture of the Champions League. If you didn’t watch any of these games, then you are on a long thing.
Arsenal needed a favour from Bayern to stare their qualification on to the right part. Bayern did justice to Olympiakos with a 4-0 victory in Munich. Although, they paid the price with a red card to Badstuber, they will finish top of the group and will seat back and watch Arsenal take on the Greek Champions on the final match day of the group.
Arsenal’s official summary report of their Tuesday victory over Dinamo
doping Zagreb says it all.
Arsenal kept their hopes of Champions League progression alive with a convincing 3-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night. On a chilly night at Emirates Stadium, Arsène Wenger’s side initially had to display patience against their deep-lying opponents.
It took a superb goal to make the breakthrough after half an hour – no fewer than six players involved in a sweeping counter-attack finished by Mesut Ozil’s header
The outstanding Alexis Sanchez doubled the lead soon after, guiding home Nacho Monreal’s low cross, before making the game safe after half-time with a composed finish.
This was a fine Arsenal performance, and these three points could still prove vital after Bayern Munich comfortably beat Olympiacos at Allianz Arena. As things stand, Wenger’s men will need to win in Piraeus by two clear goals or a score of 3-2 or higher on matchday six if they are to reach the last 16.
On the evidence of this performance, they have every chance of doing just that.
It was a game that there was skeptism with the absence of Francis Coquelin and club captain and Coq-deputy, Arteta away with injury. But the Gunners came out tops. It was also a good game for Joel Campbell – His best game in an Arsenal shirt. Keep it up Joey, Wenger believes in you. Prove the fans wrong.
In other parts of Europe, Messi returned from his injury worries to help Barcelona put 6 past Roma with Szczesny in goal. Suarez scored a brace. His second was from another planet. £40,000,001 on my mind. Probably the best striker on earth.
Zlatan returned home, scored a goal and got an ovation as he was subbed. But that didnt stop PSG from doing their business of beating Malmo FF by 5-0. Ronaldo scored twice and grabbed two assists as Real Madrid defeated Shaktar Donetsk 4-3. The Ukrainians were 4-0 down at a time but 3 goals were not enough.
Manchester United played out a boring 0-0 draw against PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford to leave their qualification hopes till the last day of the group when they travel to face the lord’s Wolfsburg. Nicklas Bendtner stroke the bar but Wolfsburg ran away 2-0 winners at CSKA Moscow. The winner of the game in Wolfsburg will progress to the knockout phase of the Champions League. Manchester City lost 1-0 to Juventus with Mario Mandzukic scoring the winner.
The following teams have qualified: Real Madrid, PSG, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Juventus, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Zenith St. Petersburg.
See you at match day 6. What a Champions League.