Lakenheath Old Boys

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Who's Up for Some Champions League Action?

This fella, for sure. Gooner's eyes will be firmly planted on the action out of the Emirates against Olympiacos but there are loads of other tasty fixtures in the Money Grubber's League this afternoon, including:

Porto v. Chelski
Barca v. Leverkusen
Bayern v. Zagreb

Join me from 2:45pm EST onward to follow these matches and others live here on the LOB!


Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll be following the match from the Em.

The teams lining up in the tunnel now:

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs; Cazorla, Coquelin; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez; Walcott. Subs: Cech, Mertesacker, Chambers, Debuchy, Monreal, Ramsey, Campbell.

Olympiakos: Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Botia, Siovas, Leandro Salino; Pardo, Kasami, Cambiasso, Seba, Fortounis; Ideye. Subs: Kapino, Finnbogason, Dominguez, Pulido, Masuaku, Vouros, Hernani.

Referee: Bas Nijhuis (Holland)

2:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're away at the Em; the defeat in Zagreb means that there cannot be a false move against Olympiakos tonight. Arsenal should win. They usually win this kind of game handsomely. But what if they don’t? They have two games against Bayern Munich after this.

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gooner is complaining via text about the chopping and changing of the side.

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It’s fair to say this is a low-key start from both sides.

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Ox with the first real chance, put through by Theo.

Now - Alexis on to a great ball. Arsenal starting to turn the screw here.

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Early goals in the CL tonight. BATE have taken a 1-0 lead over Roma.

And Maccabi are 0-1 down to Dynamo Moscow.

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ozil shapes a pass through to Cazorla. He could shoot. Instead he decides to dribble and runs into heavy traffic. Beep! Beep! There’s no way through the bodies.

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Things have slacked off in the past five minutes. Arsenal need to play with more intensity and urgency. They are drifting and they are starting to look nervous and edgy. They drifted against Monaco too and we know what happened there.

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bayern have jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead over Zagreb.

And BATE have added a second against Roma.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Olympiacos manager Marcos Silva will be really happy with the first half hour here at the Em. Still 0-0.

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely - Leverkusen have taken a shock 0-1 lead through Kyriakos at the Camp Nou.

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Oh dear - Ospina has committed a real howler. When the corner came in, instead of tipping it over, he carried the ball over the line. Horrible own goal.

1-2 Olympiacos!

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like I missed two quick goals when a colleague stopped by. Olympiacos scored first, with a shot from the top of the box that was deflected past Ospina. Then Theo was played in for an immediate response.

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time at the Emirates - and it's not a pretty picture for the Arsenal right now.

Here are the other scores around the CL grounds tonight:

BATE 3-0 up over Roma
Barca 0-1 down to Leverkusen
Bayern 4-0 up over Zagreb
Lyon 0-1 down to Valencia
Maccabi 0-1 down to Kyiv
Porto and Chelski locked at 1-1
Zenit 1-0 up over Gent

3:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams coming back out now.

3:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back just before my class to take a final look at proceedings. Gooner will not be at all happy to see that his beloved Arse are now 2-3 down.

Porto are 2-1 over Chelski.

Not a good night for the English.

4:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great free kick by Alexis somehow kept out by the Olympiacos keeper Roberto.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back at my break time to check on the scores from tonight's fixtures. Not a good night at all for the English.

Arsenal have gone down 2-3 to Olympiacos and are now right up against it to get out of this group. They still have two matches against Bayern to come.

And Chelski have lost away to Porto.

Let's hope for a bit better tomorrow.

5:46 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Bewildering team selection, pitiful defending, and general hiding from responsibility. So woeful.

1:02 PM  

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