Arsenal reach knockout stage in Champions League

الثلاثاء، 24 نوفمبر 2009 - 23:57

كتب : Ahmad Saied

Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League after beating Standard Liege 2-0 on Tuesday.

The Gunners are now six points clear at the top of Group H with one game left in the group stage.

Olympiakos are second with seven points after they settled to a goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar on the same day.

Samir Nasri broke the deadlock in the 35th minute when he controlled a cross from Thomas Vermaelen before steering the ball past keeper Sinan Bolat.

Just before the goal, Arsenal's William Gallas and Andre Arshavin were down in blood after a clash of heads as both players attempted to connect with a cross from Cesc Fabregas.

Denilson ensured the victory just before the break with a long-range shot after being set-up by Kieran Gibbs.

Mohamed Sarr could have pulled one back for Standard in the closing stages of the match when he unleashed a powerful shot that struck the post.

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