Bravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1369 times:
I haven't been following soccer closely for a while so I am not sure, Arsenel's defence has been working perfectly for a while. The first game just started, so it would be nice to hear what you have to say.
Why Pires is replacing someone, has he not been in form for the last couple of years? Or am I forgetting and he usually was a subsitute to fire things up towards the end.
Bravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
1-0 Final score, a disappointing resistance from a team which made it to the semifinals. From the way they played the second half it looks like their goal was to keep it 1-0, lets see what magic they have for the second leg. I am not very hopeful for them though.
JamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 11): BTW that was a ridiculously well executed header from V. Persie's free kick...that was close to being goal #2.
Definitely. Thierry was majestic as per usual, and Dennis was unfortunate not to make contact and score. 2-0 would've been great to carry over into the second leg as we did in the quarter-finals; it was enough to crush Juventus and they were somewhat more formidable opponents than Villarreal. Having said that however, El Submarino Amarillo's home record is impressive and Arsenal will have to play even better than they did tonight to defend and extend the 1-0 lead.