Away teams sweep first four games
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Wednesday] Four games, four away wins. That's the verdict after the first two days of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, where
the seeded teams -- the group winners -- all won. In Tuesday's big match, Bayern Munich edged Arsenal, 2-0, on second-half goals by Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller following a first half that saw both teams miss penalty kicks and Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny set sent
Fellow Pole Lukasz Fabianski came on for Szczesny after his red card for a foul on Arjen Robben in the
39th minute, but he watched as young Austrian David Alaba smashed his shot off the left post.
Arsenal's chances effectively went up in smoke in the
eighth minute when Mesut Ozil had his penalty kick saved by countryman Manuel Neuer.
Last year, Arsenal
lost by the same margin -- 3-1 -- at home. Bayern's third goal proved to be the difference as the Gunners won, 2-0, in Munich, to hand Bayern its only defeat of the Champions League knockout phase en
route to the title.
In Milan, Atletico Madrid edged AC Milan, 1-0, on Brazilian-born Diego Costa's goal in the 83rd minute.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Real Salt Lake forges forward in wake of Plata injury Jan. 28, 1:38 a.m. |
A good season ended badly for RSL, which has cut loose several veterans as it reboots ... Video Pick: Journeyman hits volley golazo off corner kick Jan. 28, 12:21 a.m.
Victor Curto Ortiz, a 32-year-old Spaniard who 11 years ago played for Barcelona's reserves and has ... USA's 2016 Olympic building blocks take shape Jan. 28, 12:03 a.m.
The U.S. national team that faces Chile on Wednesday includes a mixture of World Cup veterans ... Philly fans crying out for sustained success Jan. 27, 8:17 p.m.
By nailing down three veterans whose combined ages top the century mark, the Philadelphia Union is ... MLS Trade Central: Busch returns to Chicago Jan. 27, 7:57 p.m.
The Chicago Fire signed free agent Jon Busch, who finished the 2014 season with San Jose ... U.S. U-18 boys heading to Copa Chivas Jan. 27, 6:29 p.m.
The U.S. U-18 men's national team, which ended 2014 splitting a two-game series with Germany, will ... Four newcomers join U-17 residency program Jan. 27, 6:04 p.m.
Coach Richie Williams' spring semester roster of 28 players for the U.S. under-17 residency program in ... What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati Jan. 27, 5:15 p.m.
"We're going through the FIFA process and hope to have Gedion eligible by March or April. ... MLS Trade Central: Oduro moves to seventh club Jan. 27, 5:02 p.m.
The Montreal Impact continued to deal as it acquired Ghanaian forward Dominic Oduro from Toronto FC ... What They're Saying: Pachuca's Marco Garces Jan. 27, 3:55 p.m.
"We keep scouting the U.S. and send scouts every so often and one of them came ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives