Arsenal in heavy first leg round of 16 Champions League 2015-2016 season. That happens because Arsene Wenger’s side have to entertain the Spanish giants, Barcelona.
The first round lasted cried as Barcelona made several attacks. While Arsenal were depressed and very minimal control of the ball, managed several times surprising the defense area of Barcelona. But until the referee blew the game marks first half ended, the score was still 0-0.
Entering the second half Barca re-play attack to win. The result is Lionel Messi scored two goals and made Barca upper hand. In the second leg match in Barcelona, Messi and his friends only needed a draw to qualify for next round
Unseeded Arsenal unexpectedly direct attack from the first minute with a left-hand side. But unfortunately Aaron Ramsey and his colleagues have not been able to dismantle the defense meeting fronted Barcelona Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano.
Barcelona are aware Arsenal will play a fast tempo got up and tried to take over the control of the ball. It needs to be done to dampen the spirit of Arsenal and turned the ball while slowly organize strikes at the heart of defense Gunner.
Ramsey had got the chance to score a goal on seven minutes after receiving a pass from Ozil. But Ramsey is already freestanding too rushed and shot only able to hit the Barca players.
Entering the 15th minute Arsenal began depressed, but Barcelona’s ball possession is still not able to penetrate dense Arsenal midfield manned by Ramsey and Coquelin.
Chamberlain had had a chance to score after getting a loose ball in the 21st minute, but he was too slow and his shot easily read by Ter Stegen. Scheme counterattack that do manage to surprise Barca Arsenal.
Entering the 25th minute of Barcelona’s turn depressed. Several times a combination of Ozil and Sanchez makes Ter Stegen has to fight to secure the net.
32 minutes into Suarez had a scoring chance for Barcelona. But unfortunately the ball which he mastered in advance to leave the playing field.
Neymar melekukan kick at minute 41, but unfortunately too easy to stomach kick secured by Petr Cech.
Coming to the break Suarez has a great chance for him to control the ball and Cech has left his goal, but the ball late execution makes Cech has returned to his post and dismissed the kick former Liverpool player.
Suarez really be a threat to Arsenal, overtime, he did header thinned on the side of the Arsenal goal.
Barcelona immediately attacked from the first minute, Neymar shot paa 48 minutes but his shot was denied by Petr Cech. A minute later Chamberlain pulled out to be replaced by Theo Walcott.
54 minutes into the Arsenal continued to pressure but unfortunately poor coordination done by Barca so that several times launched attacks have not been able fruitful goal.
Ozil opened up opportunities for Arsenal in the 59th minute, but unfortunately the bait was not able to put to good use by Giroud. Not long Giroud again have a chance to score, but his header was tipped by Ter Stegen.
Messi had a chance to score on 61 minutes, but his hard shot first on the block by Giroud far-away to the defense itself. This makes Barcelona get a corner kick.
64 minutes there was chaos in front of the Barcelona goal. These circumstances make Sanchez and Ramsey managed to do a kick, but the shot hit the body both still Barca player.
A minute later turn Suarez who again threatened the Arsenal defense. but again he failed to take advantage of opportunities because the kick was wide.
71 minutes Messi into a nightmare for Arsenal, after he managed to megecoh Petr Cech. La Pulga scored after receiving a pass from Neymar governing counterattack scheme. While Barca led 1-0.
Suarez again get a golden opportunity to score in the 78th minute but this time the goalposts had been the barrier that opportunity.
82 minutes substitute Mathieu Flamini dropping Messi in the penalty box. Messi, who had a chance to take the penalty successfully complete the task well. 2-0 belongs to Barcelona.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Coquelin; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Alexis; Giroud.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Neymar, Suarez.