Arsenal’s Inglorious Champions League Exit


Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League last night after losing by 5 goals to 1 on the night and 10-2 on aggregate.

Theo Walcott opened the scoring for Arsenal, but a red card for Laurent Koscielny after a foul on Robert Lewandowski who was clear on goal saw Arsene Wenger’s me come apart at the seam.

Goals by Robben, Costa and a brace by Vidal were enough to complete the Gunners’ humiliation on the night.

This is the seventh consecutive time Arsenal will be exiting the Champions League in the last-16 stage and the 10-2 aggregate defeat is the heaviest aggregate defeat inflicted upon an English team in Champions League history.

Bayern are still on course to win the treble this season while Arsenal are currently 5th on the Premier League table, 16 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger has been the subject of repeated fan protests asking him to step down as manager.

The second game of the night between Real Madrid and Napoli saw a repeat of the 3-1 score line from the first game with Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos stepping up to the occasion with two headers in the 51st and 57th minute after his team had conceded a 24th minute goal.

A 90th minute strike by Alvaro Moratta effectively put an end to any hopes of a comeback for the home team.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are now through to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League.

Barcelona host PSG at the Camp Nou today looking to overturn a 4 nil deficit from the first leg while Benfica face Dortmund away with a one goal advantage.


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