#Arsenal and #PSG played out a wonderfully entertaining 2-2 draw at the #Emirates in their #ChampionsLeague group stage game, taking both teams through to the knockout rounds. PSG dominated much of the 1st half and were unlucky to find themselves level at 1-1 after yet another anonymous #Gunners performance until they came to life in the 2nd half and battled the Parisians toe-to-toe in a game that was fully of quality and technical ability. In so many ways both teams are very similar – PSG are better, for sure, but their styles are similar. With PSG hosting lowly #Ludagorets and Arsenal away to #Basel in the last game of the group, it’s easy to see PSG finishing as the leaders and leaving the Gunners with the familiar position of facing one of the big boys in the knockout. And getting knockout. That list won’t include the mighty Bavarians after #Bayern lost yet another game (after that loss to #BVB over the weekend) beaten 3-2 by a team called #Rostov (yeah, it’s a real team) and leaving them to finish 2nd in the group after winners #AtleticoMadrid who easily beat #PSV 2-0 in Madrid with their little star #Griezman creating one and scoring the other.
#Messi scored yet another brace as he took #Barcelona to the top of group C with a 0-2 win at #Celtic and #DavidSilva’s equalizer for #City for a 1-1 draw at #Monchengladbach means they will take 2nd spot in the group. 3 of the 4 English teams are making their way to the next stage with #Spurs the only team to drop out – surprising given their excellent #EPL form.
Group B remained incredibly open with #Besiktas serving up a Turkish delight as they came from 0-3 down against #Benfica to draw 3-3 and #Napoli’s 0-0 game against #Dynamo means all 3 of those teams, (Benfica, Besiktas, Napoli) can qualify with just 1 point separating them.