Champions League Feb 16, 2011 – Arsenal 2-1 FC Barcelona
The considerably anticipated clash started at a good tempo with chances for both sides. Robin van Persie pressured Valdes into a very good save and Lionel Messi went agonisingly close. Barcelona discovered the breakthrough on 26, Lionel Messi played the defence splitting pass for David Villa to slide house. At the end of the 1st fifty percent, Lionel Messi headed the ball into the web but it was ruled out for a very close offside phone. Minutes following the break Jack Wilshere had a shot saved by Valdes. The possibilities continued to arrive for each sides, initial Robin van Persie couldn’t steer house a left wing cross at the in the vicinity of post and then Lionel Messi fired into the facet netting from a restricted angle. On 78, Arsenal equalised Clichy chipped about the defence and Robin Van Persie fired property on the angle with Valdes badly positioned. Five minutes later the Gunners have been in dreamland when substitute Andrey Arshavin swept in the second from a Nasri cross soon after a break absent.