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Football: UEFA Champions League 2011 Results, Wednesday 16 February 2011

The first leg matches of two more UEFA Champions League 2011 Round of 16 matches took place on the evening of Wednesday 16th February 2011, with an entertaining pair of fixtures in England and Italy.

Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona

Arsenal had never beaten Barcelona prior to this match and, after an opening 45 minutes in which David Villa scored on 26 minutes, and Lionel Messi had a goal disallowed as well as missing by a whisker from a one-on-one opportunity, for Barcelona, they looked unlike changing that statistic. However, a goal from Robin van Persie from the narrowest of angles on 78 minutes was followed by a fine finish to a good bit of attacking passing from the Gunners by Arshavin on 83 minutes. Szczesny in the Arsenal goal had to be smart to save a couple of solid Barca chances in either half to aid Arsenal’s remarkable come-back.

A goal from Arsenal at Camp Nou would mean Barcelona must score three at home to progress. Arsenal carry a slender 2-1 lead to the historic stadium: everything is still to play for in leg two.

Roma 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk proved their Champions League Group victory was no flash in the pan by overturning their illustrious hosts’ early lead and winning 3-2 – their first ever victory on Italian soil in a competitive European match.

Roma opened the scoring on 28 minutes through Perrotta but Shakhtar were quickly level, scoring just one minute later courtesy of Jadson. Seven minutes later, the visitors were celebrating taking the lead through a 36th minute Douglas Costa goal, a lead which was soon doubled by a Luiz Adriano goal on 41 minutes, giving Shakhtar a 3-1 half-time lead.

Menez got a goal back for the hosts, but Donetsk, on this evidence, will be hard to overturn at home with three away goals: Roma must score at least twice to progress in the second leg. Fans await an entertaining and open rematch.

The second leg of both fixtures – Barcelona v Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma shall take place on Tuesday 8th March 2011.

UEFA Champions League 2011 – Round of 16 1st Leg Results, Wednesday 16th February 2011

  • Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona
  • Roma 2-3 Shakhtar Donetsk

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  1. lucky win.no chance today

  2. arsenal are just savouring the slim 2-1 victory over barca because it the best thing that has happened to them in 6 yrs. But they should be mindful that the 2nd leg in Camp Nou would be a different ball game. Barca will annihlate them.
    Frank Boahen, Ghana

  3. barca played really well but it was an outstanding management from the arsene wenger in the last 25 minutes when he brought arshivin as an cam player and damage the barca defence well done sir but they still have to climb amountain do not forget

  4. 2nd leg still to go……….. it was by luck Arse won……..

  5. barca still best.Arsenal were shasing shadows for most of the march.camp nou waiting


  6. i hate barca but they must win.and they must be able to reach the final and face with madrid.AND MADRID WILL TAKE REVENGE ON THEM.

  7. huh im socked!!!! itz ok coz i know dat barca will rply at home garanteed

  8. Barcelona is the best in the world,that is why the world shakes when they lose

  9. superb performance from the gunners, I thought barca is unbeatable but at long last the so call world acclaimed best team has lost to their babies, well done gunners, you can make it camp nou is not a lion’s den so dont under-rate your standard go for a win

  10. Arsenal rockkkzzzz:):):):)
    Gr8 win;););););););)

  11. Hi guyz beating Bacca does not mean taking the trophy, pull for the 2nd league, miracles does happened, remember its a home and away game, go and wash messie in his home as well.

  12. it was a fluke by arsenal n bad luck for barca. it’ll be barca next time. barca rulzzzzz!!!

  13. Yes at last my favorite team is win . well done boys go and go donn;t stop u cn win the cup

  14. Arsenal played awesome keep it up

  15. If one will be able to die for a team as a fan i Don Castro will be one of them.

  16. Van pes goe picture

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