UEFA Champions League: Arsenal vs Barcelona – Live Commentaries

Top English Club, Arsenal FC, will tonight clash with Spanish giants, Barcelona FC.

This is the first leg of two encounters and Arsenal is home.

Tonight’s match is one of the hottest fixtures in the world today.

Our in-house sports analysts will bring you live commentaries as the match progresses.

Enjoy…

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FULL TIME: Arsenal 0-2 Barcelona. Now, who got the prediction right? We will announce shortly. Thanks for following.

87:00 Arsenal midfielder, Ramsey, down after a serious collision with team mate, Koscieny.

85:00 Pique picks up a yellow card for foul on Welbeck. His chance at the return leg is at stake.

83:00 GOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Barcelona scores a second goal of a penalty kick, after he was brought down in the penalty area by Flamini who had just entered for Coquelin. Arsenal 0-2 Barcelona

In the other match, it a stunning equalizer. Juventus 2-2 Bayern Munich

77:00 Arsenal becoming porous. It was Suarez turn but it hit side bar. Arsenal needs to be a bit more careful. The latest near miss also came off counter attack. An Arsenal counter is saved by the Barcelona goalkeeper.

75:00 SUB: Giroud is out, Welbeck is in. Barcelona intentionally slowing the pace now.

72:00 GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Barcelona takes the lead! Messi scored off a beautiful strike involving Pique from behind, Suarez to Neymar who then passed to an unmarked Messi in the Arsenal goal area. Fantastic counter attack!

70:00 Arsenal survives another Barcelona strike. Neymar, faced with the keeper missed a foot at the ball off a Suarez pass from the right flank. It was a clear chance, but Neymar was split seconds far. On the other side, Giroud had the ball in the goal area, but he was too confused and undecided. Match looking more balanced.

In the other hot match, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, playing away from home, is leading Italian league leaders Juventus FC by a 2-0 in Italy. Thomas Muller got the first goal for Bayern Munich in the 43rd minutes of the first half while Robben got the second 10 mins into the second half.

61:00 Arsenal has been on fire in the last few minutes. A Giroud header ends in a near misses that was deflected by Barcelona’s goalkeeper. Barcelona is since back on the Arsenal side with the pressure. It is a cornerkick to the Carcelona side.

55:00 Giroud and Jodi in a fierce near fight exchange after a presumed rough tackle by Jodi. The referee and other players quickly stepped in to calm the situation.

49:00 An excellent save by Czech off a Neymar hot shot helps Arsenal maintain the goalless score line. SUB: Walcott is going in for Chamberlin.

47:00 Second half begins. Barcelona still leading in possession. Will Arsenal survive and win???

46:00 First Half Ends. One minute added time. Barcelona worked hard to put in a goal in this half but the Arsenal defense worked very well to hold back near misses from Suarez, Neymar and
Messi.

41:00 Fantastic strike by the Barcelona duo of Messi and Neymer ends in a corner kick that was shot into the arms of Czech. Possession has gone up to 72% in favour of Barcelona.

34:00 Barcelona with a free kick at the tip of the 18-yard box after Messi was brought down. Messi took the kick, intending to slice it under the feet of the wall, but it fails. An Arsenal counter off that kick was foiled by a deadly collision between Barcelona denfender, Mascharano, and Chamberlin. Both Chamberlain and Mascherano were treated after that collision.

30:00 In the last five minutes, Arsenal rose back into the game, trying to balance possession and keeping goal attempts high. Messi was fouled deep in the Arsenal area but free kick was defended.

25:00 Arsenal with a corner kick but it was poorly taken, and nicely defended by the Barcelona side.

22:00 Chamberlin fails to put Arsenal ahead after a poor strike in the Barcelona goal area. It is one hard-won Arsenal break wasted.

18:00 Arsenal now fully under Barcelona’s pressure. Czech makes a second save off a cross from the right flank.

16:00 Barcelona is back in the game and pushing the ball more to the Arsenal area. Possession is currently Arsenal 30:70 Barcelona. Meanwhile, Arsenal goalkeeper, Czech, has made his first safe off a left foot kick from Iniesta.

12:00 Arsenal won a free-kick halfway inside the Barca half. Ozil shot the ball into the Barca penalty area, but goalkeeper, Stegen stopped it.

07:00 Arsenal misses a chance to go ahead after Ramsey failed to deliver on a beautiful back-pass from Alexis Sanchez.

05:00 Barcelona getting back in the game. Arsenal’s Monreal gets the first yellow card of the game after a rough challenge on Ivan Rakitic.

01:00 Match already started. Arsenal with an early pressure but they are curtailed by the visitors. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain attempted to get across to Olivier Giroud with a cross from the left after good work from Ozil. Jordi Alba intercepted that pass.


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