Arsenal’s hopes of finishing top in group A took a major setback last night, when they drew 2-2 with PSG at the Emirates stadium.
Cavani Opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a sliding tap-in. An abysmal first half from the Gunners, saw fans draw their lucky straw when Sanchez was suspiciously brought down in the penalty area, to which Giroud added to his impressive goal tally from the spot. scoring 6 goals in his last 6 matches.
The Gunners came out stronger in the second half, and took the lead thanks to Marco Verratti own goal. Sadly, an Iwobi own goal 17 minutes from time, gifted the French visitors a much-celebrated equaliser.
The result saw PSG climb to first in group A (due to the head-to-head rule), while Arsenal slipped down to the second position.
The Shock of the night, however, came from Bayern Munich, who lost 3-2 to FK Rostov, leaving them second in group D with no hope of finishing first. While Atletico Madrid took out their revenge of losing to rivals Real Madrid on PSV Eindhoven, by humbling the football club from Holland, 2-0.
In Group B, Besiktas came from 3 goals down at the end of the first half against Benfica to draw 3-3. Thanks to the brilliance of Ricardo Quaresma. The match was reminiscent of Liverpool’s amazing comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions league final, which they eventually went on to win.
FK Rostov 3-2 FC Bayern München
Beşiktaş JK 3-3 SL Benfica
Arsenal FC 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain FC
Atlético Madrid 2-0 PSV Eindhoven
M’gladbach 1-1 Manchester City FC
Celtic FC 1-2 FC Barcelona
FK Ludogorets 0-0 FC Basel 1893
SSC Napoli 0-0 FC Dynamo Kyiv
Teams still in the UCL: Arsenal, Paris St-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid, Leicester City, Juventus, Barcelona, Manchester City
Teams out of the UCL: Ludogorets, Basel, PSV Eindhoven, FC Rostov, Club Brugge, Dinamo Zagreb, Legia Warsaw, Tottenham, CSKA Moscow, Sporting Lisbon, Dynamo Kiev, Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic