Arsenal started the 2nd leg under pressure cause of 2 – 0 aggregation into the 1st match. The gunners needed to win against FCB by 2 goal difference which was simply a toughest job for the team Arsenal. Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. damage the Gunners dream just on 18′. Though Mohamed Elneny made the score level just after half time but it was not enough. 65′ & 88′ goal by Luis Suarez & Lionel Messi ensure quarterfinal of Barcelona by 5 – 1 aggregation.
18′ 1 – 0 Neymar Jr.
51′ 1 – 1 Mohamed Elneny
65′ 2 – 1 Luis Suarez
88′ 3 – 1 Lionel Messi
2nd leg Highlights –
A match between Barcelona and Arsenal is a dream for football fans and this kind of big match usually can see after a long year. FC Barcelona performing highest quality football right now. They are the defending champion of La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Champions League & Club world cup. Barca have 3 best forward of this time being those call MSN in short. On the other hands, Arsenal standing on top position in EPL point table. Arsenal have footballer like Sanchez, Ozil and so.
1st leg Result – Barcelona 2 – 0 Arsenal
71′ – Lionel Messi – 1 – 0
83′ – Lionel Messi (Penalty) – 2 – 0
Both team started to play defensive football and the half time finished with goal zero draw. But just after half time, Barcelona attack more and more. First goal for Barca scored by Argentine legend Lionel Messi. It was just another revolution by MSN. Suarez and Neymar helped Messi to score this goal. This 71′ goal simply make Arsenal frustrated. Though after this goal, English club ARS tried to attack again and again but 83 minute foul by Arsenal defender to Leo give another opportunity to FC Barcelona to score another goal. This time Messi took penalty shootout once again and successfully scored goal which ensure win for them against Arsenal into this 1st leg. Another leg is waiting which is coming soon but right now we should keep ahead Barca as favourite for Quarterfinals.
Head to head:
Total match – 7
Barcelona won – 4
Arsenal won – 1
Drawn – 2
History preferring the team Barca cause of more win against Arsenal. Though old statistics isn’t big fact but the performance is important. If we consider the performance of Barcelona, we need to say the most favourite of this biggest tournament UEFA Champions League. They are winning in every matches and their strikers winning more highest achievement of football like Ballon D’or and so. To stop forward like Messi, Suarez & Neymar is definitely a very tough job for a team. Yes, Arsenal also playing best soccer in England and winning against other English clubs but still there is a question mark that how much good football, they can able to play in front of Spanish legend team.Arsenal played their last matches against Barcelona in 2010-11 season of Champions League where both team won in 1 matches but Barca were qualified by 4 – 3 aggregation. This kind of result also expecting by specialists in this session as well.
Possible Lineups –
Barcelona – Bravo; Vidal, Mascherano, Adriano, Pique; Turan, Iniesta, Busquets; Suarez, Messi, Neymar
Arsenal – Cech; Mercesacker, Bellerin, Monreal, Kostielny; Flamini, Sanchez, Campbell, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud
Though there have a lot of leading club in England but no one of them doing well in international level club tournament. To win a Champions League title is just like a dream for English fans. Chelsea won last title for England in 2011-12 season. After that season, no one of English club can play any final of this tournament as well.
If we consider striker, mid-fielder, defender & Goalkeeper, should keep ahead Barcelona one step ahead but Arsenal would be dangerous cause of their fast and attacking football style.