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  • Arsenal 1-0 Udinese: Walcott great-finish

    Arsenal recorded a pretty good equity in the first leg of Champions League play-offs. Entertaining Udinese, although depressed almost throughout the match, Arsene Wenger's men narrowly won by a score of 1-0.

    Compete at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday (08/16/2011) , Arsenal lost Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri who are in a period of punishment. Wenger could not sit on the bench for the same reason.

    The only goal Arsenal created at the beginning of the game. Goal was well-struck by Theo Walcott.

    With this result, Arsenal just need a draw in the second leg to qualify for the Champions League group phase. While Udinese must win by a margin of at least two goals.

    The second leg will be held on 24 August at the Stadio Friuli.

    The game

    The Gunner could steal first goal in the fourth minute. Aaron Ramsey initiated the movement on the right side, then passed the ball into the goal mouth. There already exist Walcott are easily cheated the ball into the goal.

    Udinese nearly equalized in the 12th minute. However, Antonio Di Natale's free kick was hit the woodwork.

    Walcott returned to try his luck in the 22nd minute. The shot from outside the penalty box towards goal, but can easily be tamed by Samir Handanovic.

    Four minutes later, quick counterattack Udinese almost made the home team conceded. However, Wojciech Szczesny still spry Pablo Armero resist kicking in a duel against each other.

    In the 38th minute, Di Natale's goal again threatened Szczesny. Bad luck for the 33-year striker, left foot shot from inside the box was off.

    Until halftime, the score 1-0 to Arsenal unchanged.

    At the beginning of the second half, Di Natale was again terrorizing the Arsenal goalkeeper. In that position, face to face with Szczesny, his shot still able to be blocked by Johan Djourou.

    Udinese still continue to look for an equalizing goal. In the 65th minute, a hard shot from outside the penalty box Armero still thin on the slide.

    Nine minutes later, experiments carried out Di Natale still failed. Free kick curled can be countered by Szczesny.

    A minute ahead of dispersal, Arsenal almost double the advantage. However, Walcott flick from inside the box can be pushed over by Handanovic.

    Until the long whistle sounded, the score 1-0 for Arsenal remain durable.

    Team Line-up:

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs (Djourou 46 ') (Jenkinson 55'), Song, Rosicky (Frimpong 72 '), Walcott, Ramsey, Gervinho, Chamakh

    Udinese: Handanovic, Ekstrand, Benatia, Larangeira, Neuton (Pasquale 60 '), Agyemang-Badu, Isla, Asamoah, Pinzi (Abdi 87'), Armero, Di Natale


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