Gunners run riot to seal last 16 place!

An historic Uefa Champions League night at the Emirates saw Arsenal book their spot in the knockout stages of the competition. Their English counterparts Manchester United, however, find themselves on the cusp of elimination.

Wednesday’s action got underway at the Rams Global Stadium in Istanbul as Galatasaray came back from 2-0 down to steal a draw from Manchester United. 

In-form Alejandro Garnacho, fresh from his weekend wondergoal, got his first Champions League goal as the visitors showed some real drive and intensity early on. 

Bruno Fernandes made it two to register a goal and assist in the first half before former Chelsea man Hakim Ziyech pulled one back before the break. 

Scott McTominay made it 3-1 but Ziyech scored and then assisted to help Galatasaray to a famous draw. 

In the group’s other game, Bayern Munich were held by a resilient Copenhagen side adamant on remaining in the competition. 

Some late VAR penalty drama prevented another Harry Kane goal for the German giants, meaning that United may not progress even if they manage to beat Bayern at Old Trafford on 12 December. 

The accolades and headlines of the night will belong to Arsenal, though. 

The Gunners came out all guns blazing to go 5-0 up at the break. In doing so, they became the first English side to lead by that margin of goals at half-time in a Champions League match. 

A late Jorginho winner made it six, with as many scorers on the scoresheet as goals despite the evenly controlled possession stats. 

Lens face Sevilla on the final matchday, though both sides have no chance of qualifying now after PSV staged a sublime comeback to defeat the Spanish side by three goals to two. 

In the highly anticipated clash between Real Madrid and Napoli at the Bernabeu, Los Blancos would seal qualification with a 4-2 victory. 

Jude Bellingham was in on the action once again, scoring and assisting to secure pole position in the group. 

Pictured above: Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus 

Image source: @Arsenal 


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