This is going to be a huge match in the Round of 16 match between Barcelona and Arsenal which will be played at 16 February 2011, on wednesday night. Arsenal are coming into this match on the back of a win against Wolves when they scored 2-0 win over and will be hoping to get a good result in the first leg of the match. Barcelona on the other hand hand coming into this match on the back of draw in the league. Barcelona are playing some of the best football of late and if things go right for them they will be hoping ot get a good result in the Last 16 first leg tie which would enable them to take advantage to the next round of the tie.
Arsenal Defeated Barcelona in the Round of 16 by 2-1
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND 16 FIRST LEG:
Date: 16 February 2011, Time: 21:00 PM GMT
Venue: Emirates, London
A huge match in prospect, infect a rematch of last year’s thrilling quarter final tie when barcelona managed to outclass young gunners i nboth the legs when the drew with them at Emirates by 2-2 and wen on the secure a huge win over them in the 2nd leg when Leo Messi scored 4 goals in single match to help barca defeat Arsenal on aggregate by 6-3. This year Barcelona are playing even better and Messi is in sensational form at the moment, scoring goals for fun at the moment for club and country.
Arsenal on the other hand, are a strong squad as compared to last year when they face Barcelona, Players like Robin Van Persie and Cesc Febregas are back to form and it will be interesting to see how they go about this year. Arsene Wnger seem very confident about the chances of his team this year and he believes his team is finaly coming of age and since they are fighting in all the competition so far this season.
Totalsportsmadness.com’s Predictions: Tough a very tough task predict this match, but we are going with a Arsenal win of 2-1.
Arsenal defeated Barcelona in 1st Leg by 2-1
goals by Arshavin and Van Persie give Arsenal a famous win over Barcelona! The Catalans had taken the lead through David Villa but will head to the Camp Nou 2-1 down
Match Result and Goals
[ Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona ]
26′ [0 – 1] D. Villa
78′ [1 – 1] R.v. Persie
83′ [2 – 1] A. Arshavin
Full Match Highlights
[ Goals Video ]