UCL roundup: Arsenal stuns Bayern, eight-goal thriller in Leverkusen
Tuesday played host to eight Champions League matches, as some big results came in from across Europe.
For the Premier League clubs in action, Arsenal ended Bayern Munich’s 12-match unbeaten streak with a huge win, while Chelsea could only manage a draw against Dynamo Kiev.
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Catch up on all of the UCL action below, and make sure to check back with ProSoccerTalk on Wednesday with another full slate of matches.
Arsenal 2-0 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich was yet to lose a game this season until falling 2-0 to Arsenal today at the Emirates. Despite maintaining a majority of possession, some big saves from Petr Cech kept Bayern off the board. Then, Olivier Giroud came off the bench for Arsenal and scored less than three minutes into his shift, capitalizing on a rare mistake from Manuel Neuer in goal. Mesut Ozil would add a second deep into stoppage time, as the Gunners are still alive in the Champions League.
- FULL RECAP: Gunners down Bayern 2-0 in massive UCL win
- MORE: Three things we learned from Arsenal’s win over Bayern
- VIDEO: Manuel Neuer makes stunning save to rob Walcott
Bayer Leverkusen 4-4 Roma
An eight-goal thriller in Germany ended with both sides earning a share of the points after a 4-4 draw between Leverkusen and Roma. Chicharito scored two early goals to give Leverkusen the lead, only to have Daniele De Rossi score a brace of his own to level the score at two before halftime. Roma’s momentum carried over after the break, as the Italians scored twice more to make it 4-2. However, Leverkusen battled back and scored twice in the final ten minutes, with the final scoreline reading 4-4.
Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Chelsea
Chelsea hit the woodwork twice and had a clear shout for a penalty ignored, as the Blues left Ukraine with a scoreless draw against Dynamo Kiev. Eden Hazard and Willian both had curling efforts come inches from finding the back of the net, while Kiev escaped again when a penalty was not given after Cesc Fabregas was taken down in the box. With just a point, Chelsea still sits third in Group G.
- FULL RECAP: Chelsea earns point in hard-fought draw with Kiev
- MORE: Mourinho slams “weak and naive” referee for not calling penalty
Elsewhere in the Champions League
BATE Borisov 0-2 Barcelona
Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Olympiacos
FC Porto 2-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Zenit St. Petersburg 3-1 Lyon
Valencia 2-1 Gent