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: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal review

Bayern Munich and Arsenal were going head to head in yesterday’s Champions League Last 16 First leg tie in the Allianz Arena in Munich.
The two sides have met each other at the same stage of the competition for the third time in recent seasons, with the Bavarians going through on each occasions, that meant the statistics were on the Germans’ side yet again.

The Gunners were going into the tie having won their group ahead of PSG, who destroyed Barcelona on Tuesday, while Bayern needed to settle for the second place behind Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal came to the match after a 2-0 victory in the Premier League over relegation-threatened Hull City, while Bayern beat Ingolstadt away from home with the same scoreline.

The German side started the match with the Neuer – Lahm, Javi Martínez, Hummels, Alaba – Xabi Alonso, Vidal – Robben, Thiago Alcántara, Douglas Costa – Lewandowski line up.
The Arsenal starting line up included Ospina – Bellerín, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs – Coquelin, Özil, G. Xhaka – Iwobi, A. Sánchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

As it was expected, Bayern started the match brightly, and took control of the match from the first minute.

The early pressure paid off when Arjen Robben opened the scoring in the 11th minute thanks to a beautiful left-footed strike, which David Ospina had no chance to save. The strike was a traditional Robben-style goal: sprinting down the right, cutting inside and curling a shot into the top corner.
In the 30th minute, the Gunners equalised out of nowhere. Robert Lewandowski committed a foul in the box against Laurent Koscielny while trying to clear the ball after a corner, and the Serbian referee pointed to the spot without any hesitation. Alexis Sanchez stepped behind the ball, but his terrible penalty was saved by Manuel Neuer, altough after Alexis failed to hit the rebound, his third attemp finally found its way through to the net.

After the equaliser, the Gunners started to grow up for the task, and both sides had their chances to take the lead, but the scoreline did not change until the half time whistle, it remained 1-1.
Just a few minutes after the second half started, Laurent Koscielny suffered an injury and had to be taken off, with Gabriel coming on to partner Skhodran Mustafi for the rest of the game.
It turned out to be a turning point in the match, as 15 minutes later the scoreline was 4-1 to the Bavarians thanks to one goal from Robert Lewandowski and two from the impressive Thiago Alcantara.
Arsene Wenger tried to shake up his team by introducing Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, but they could not prevent their side from conceeding yet another goal, this time by Thomas Muller, who struck the fifth goal in the 88th minute, having coming on as a substitute a few minutes earlier.

The final whistle came as a relief for the Gunners, as they will now face an almost impossible task of turning around the tie on the 7th of March in the Emirates. It tells the truth about Arsenal’s performance today, that their best player on the field was their keeper, David Ospina, who made some brilliant saves to make sure the result did not become even more embarrasing.

Like in previous years for the Gunners, it looks like that the second match of the tie will be a formality yet again.

It was interesting to watch Wenger’s behaviour during the second half of the match. We are used to see him standing, walking around, arguing with the fourth official, but this time he was just sitting on the bench, showing the impression, that he had no idea how to handle the situation, and had accepted the fact that his team were being destroyed.

Is this the beginning of the end? Surely we can expect the WengerOut calls to be louder and louder after yet another disappointing showing.