Barcelona 3 Arsenal 1 (5-1 agg): Stylish Spaniards too good for Gunners

17 Mar

Flamini, already booked, did not make it to half-time with Coquelin coming on in his place.


Six minutes after the break Elneny fired in a wonderful goal from the edge of the box and Arsenal were to threaten again before Suarez struck in the 65th minute.

Dani Alves lofted a ball into the box and Suarez shaped his body to hit an unstoppable volley past Ospina.

There was still time for a magical Messi dink with two minutes left. Barca were impossibly good.

BARCELONA (4-3-3): Ter-Stegen; Alves, Mascherano, Mathieu, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Neymar, Suarez, Messi.

Subs: Bravo, Turan, Bartra, Munir, Sergi Roberto, Vidal, Vermaelen.

ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Monreal; Flamini, Elneny; Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck.

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Giroud, Walcott, Campbell, Coquelin.

Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)

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