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UCL AT HALF: Arsenal, Napoli nab early goals

Britain Soccer Champions League

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, center, celebrates with his teammates Aaron Ramsey, left and Hector Bellerinafter scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


Both trailing sides struck early in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second legs, putting Napoli within striking distance of the quarterfinals.

Arsenal still has a mountain to climb, but has begun its attempt at the Emirates.

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Arsenal 1-0 (2-5 agg.) Bayern Munich

Theo Walcott’s blasted goal lit up the Emirates Stadium crowd as Arsenal attempts to claw back from a 5-1 first leg deficit versus Bayern Munich.

The English attacker caught Manuel Neuer preparing for a low shot, and fired above the goalkeeper. Neuer got a small piece before the ball flew around the inside of the goal.

The club entered halftime up 1-0, but down 5-2 on aggregate.

Napoli 1-0 (2-3 agg.) Real Madrid

Elsewhere, Marek Hamsik found red-hot Dries Mertens to pull the hosts to within a goal of eliminating the reigning champs. Both Mertens and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo have put shots off posts in this one.

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