America MG

16' Norberto | 19' Luan | 32' Ruy | 75' Messias

4-2

Figueirense

58' N. Careca | 90' Henan

Santa Cruz

44' J. Paulo

1-1

Boa

71' Thaciano

Luverdense

17' P. R. de Souza

1-1

Parana

58' Alemao

Goytacaz

-

Barra Mansa

Diaz

29' R. Prieto | 73' R. Leichtweis

2-1

Cerro Porteno

45' G. Velazquez

Sport Victoria

-

Defensor La Bocana

Sport Loreto

-

Santa Rosa PNP

Carlos Manucci

-

Cienciano

Club Sando

-

North East Stars

Nyva Ternopil'

-

Arsenal Bila Tserkva

Polessya

-

Nyva Vinnytsya

Podillya Khmelnytskyi

-

Teplovyk

Ahrobiznes Volochysk

-

Lviv

Bukovyna

-

Skala Stryi

Cherkaskyi Dnipro II

-

Ternopil'

Orlando City

0-1

Atlanta United

86' H. Villalba

New York Cosmos

?-?

Valencia

Barcelona Atletico

?-?

Cibao

S. Wanderers

22' F. Pina | 83' B. Cerezo | 90' E. Gutierrez

3-0

Cobresal

New York Red Bulls 2

27' V. Bezecourt

1-0

Toronto FC 2

Champions League: Arsenal destroyed again

Arsenal welcomed Bayern Munich for their Champions League last 16 second leg match at the Emirates.

Before the game, all odds were on the Bavarians’ side, as they travelled to London holding a four-goal advantage over their opponents.
It was clear, that Arsenal needed a miracle to turn things around. No team has managed to progress to the next round in the history of the Champions League, after suffering a four-goal defeat in the first match.
Both teams fielded strong line-ups, which suggested that Arsenal did not give up the fight, while Bayern did not take the game lightly.

Line-ups

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud; Sanchez
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Rafinha, Martinez, Hummels, Alaba; Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Ribery; Lewandowski

The visitors started the game better, as they took control in the first few minutes. However Arsenal started to grow into the tie, and they started to put the Germans under real pressure.
The Gunners deservedly broke the deadlock in the 20th minute, thanks to a powerful strike from Theo Walcott, with Neuer could only help the ball into the net. Arsenal played much better, and it could be felt from the atmosphere in the stadium, that the fans started to believe.


Arsenal had some more good chances in the first half, but they couldn’t score again. There was a huge penalty shout after Walcott fell to the ground in the box, but the Greek referee did not award a penalty.

Arsenal started the second half brightly, but it was Bayern who scored, and seemingly closed the tie. Laurent Koscielny looked to have fouled Robert Lewandowski in the box, and the referee pointed to the spot. Koscielny was also shown a yellow card, only for the referee to change his mind and send the defender off after consulting with his colleague.
Lewandowski made no mistake from the spot.

The home side needed to score four more goals without conceeding any, just to save the match to extra-time. The task was impossible against Bayern, who went on to score four more goals afterwards, thanks to Arturo Vidal, Douglas Costa and Arjen Robben.

The home side, the home fans were all broken, the whistle at the end of the match was a huge relief for all home players and the half-empty stadium.

There was demonstartion against Arsene Wenger before the match, and he surely did not help his case with yet another trashing. He also stated after the match, that he felt his team played well. This will surely not go down well with the fans, even if they played good football during the first half. Of course it still remains a question how Bayern would have played in the opening period if the tie would not have been surely over before the start of the match.

Arsene Wenger surely has a lot of work to do if he would like to boost the players’ and the fans’ confidence, and also if he would like to keep his team together. Especially Alexis Sanchez, who seemed to have been smiling on the bench, while his team mates were losing 1-5 again.

It remains a big question if it will be Arsene Wenger’s or someone else’s task to prepare the team for next season.