Arsenal and Chelsea restore faith in English football
“I announced to you that this could be our big comeback. We were great, and mentally and tactically. When we took the lead 2: 0, that was it, but we went to the third goal, because it was risky to stay 2: 0 “said Wenger
Arsenal and Celso returned faith in English football, the day after the shocking elimination of Manchester United in the Champions League.
Elect Arsene Wenger made the feat – in hot Piraeus traveled Preželj and celebrated with three, instead of two goals, what they needed for passage.
“This is a victory of the collective,” Wenger was shining, although the passage brought one man, Olivier Giroud, author of a hat-trick.
Chelsea defeated Porto with a roomy 2: 0 and won the first place in group G. Since the team Jose Mourinho to play this season, this is the epilogue – also a feat.
The next round will advance to the Roma, even though she did not win BATE Borisov Nemanja Nikolic, a passage was trembling until the last seconds worth duel in Leverkusen (not too interested Barcelona tore point “pharmacists”).
List of passengers in the next round are completed Dynamo Kyiv victory against Maccabi, and – what a surprise – the Belgian Gent, a third straight victory in Group H, Zenit last night of unmotivated.
Giroud: This has to be experienced
Awesome Olivier Giroud torpedoed the Greeks and returned Wenger smile on your face – the head, foot, at the end of the penalty, enough for ecstasy Arsenal fans, no matter what are the possible opponents in the next round of Barcelona and Real.
“This feeling to be experienced,” said Giroud.
Wenger has finally been located.
“I announced to you that this could be our big comeback. We were great, and mentally and tactically. When we took the lead 2: 0, that was it, but we went to the third goal, because it was risky to stay 2: 0 .
“The Gunners” are a few weeks ago seemed to be lost, and now await the draw.
“When you get in a situation like this, it turns out nine times out of 10 attempts. We needed something special, and we did – said Arsenal coach.
Mourinho: We pride
Chelsea fans again chanted Jose Mourinho, who only the day before the press conference, answering the question of whether in the event of defeat this his farewell match on the bench.
“Your question is pessimistic, I am optimistic,” said the Portuguese journalist.
Had they lost, “reds” would be moved to the Europa League, but against Porto a single moment they were close to such a scenario.
“The players showed pride, not like in the Europa League! Especially after the defeat in the league of Bournemouth. Other related defeat would be a blow to the pride of their football, and they did not want to accept that,” said Mourinho.
Chelsea won, although Azar and Diego Costa still can not hit the net. So affects Willian, best man Mourinho this season.
“Wolf” celebrates with whistles fans
Real drama took place in Group E, where Roma could not score against BATE Borisov, while the awaited news from Leverkusen. Fortunately Rudi Garcia, “pharmacists” are not scored a goal, although they had a chance …
In the end – the passage into the next round, with a concert whistle from the stands, “Olympique”.