So the Champions League draw is made. We had a practice draw at home and didn’t like the outcome so we put the bits of paper back into the hat to try again. I say hat, more like carrier bag. There was some confusion when the shopping receipt came out to play Manchester United. It
Olympiakos 2 – 1 Arsenal 0 – 1 Rosicky (38) 1 – 1 Maniatis (65) 2 – 1 Mitroglou (72) Michel Platini was adamant that the officials behind the goal negated the need for technological aids to referees. As time passes, they are proving the case for technology, last night another witness for the prosecution.
Well, if it’s good enough for Arsène to talk about philosophers… I missed the press conferences. Did he mention anything about Greeks and gifts or that the hotel was a bit spartan? Enough. Tonight’s encounter was probably the least attractive fixture in the group from ITVs point of view but the combination of Manchester City’s
Arsenal 2 – 0 Montepellier 1 – 0 Wilshere (49) 2 – 0 Podolski (63) Arsenal ambled out of the qualifying phase last night with victory over Montepellier that rendered the trip to Piraeus irrelevant beyond a gamble on whether finishing second in the group is any worse than topping it in this year’s competition.