Thursday, August 27, 2009

Champions League 2nd Leg Qualifier: Arsenal 3-1 Celtic













UEFA Champions League Qualifier: Arsenal vs. Celtic at The Emirates Stadium, London

Arsenal starters:
Almunia,
Clichy, Gallas, Vermaelen, Sagna, Bendtner, Denilson, Diaby, Song, Eboue, Eduardo.

Arsenal go into the game with a 2 goal aggregate lead and are expected to comfortably qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

Random comments:
1) Diaby chewing gum. Can one do that and still concentrate on playing the game? Could you accidentally choke on gum while running?
2) Bendtner made one stray pass so far. I'm watching you, Niklas...
3) 28' Penalty for Arsenal. But come on, Eduardo, there was no contact. Shame, shame (my Twitter friends agree). Eduardo converts penalty, 1-nil.
4) Denilson is an improved player this season
5) Half-time, it's Arsenal 1-0 Celtic
6) 53' Excellent play by the Gunners. A clever flick from Bendtner leads to an eventual goal by a weaving Eboue. Great stuff! Arsenal 2-0 Celtic
7) Celtic jerseys blend in too well with the green pitch
8) Aaron Ramsey comes on for Abou Diaby
9) I should be sleeping
10) Eduardo & Eboue come off for Russian Andrei Arshavin & Jack Wilshire (17 years old, youngest Arsenal league player to feature)
11) 74' Brilliant passing and teamwork lead to another goal, this time from Arshavin, who just came on to the pitch
12) Possession at 50:50
13) Aaron Ramsey is off injured?
14) Donati scores a superb volleyed consolation goal before the final whistle. Arsenal 5-1 Celtic on aggregate.

Coming up this weekend (Saturday late) is the game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Exciting!

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