Champions League FT: Chelsea 2 – 0 Porto, Olympiakos 0 – 3 Arsenal

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FT: Arsenal, Chelsea made the Champions League round of 16 after encouraging wins over Olympiakos and FC Porto respectively.

Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick for Arsenal in a match they never looked like losing. Jose Mourinho would be proud of his side after they FC Porto.

Star players like Hazard, Diego Costa and Oscar were all in top form.



Chelsea and Arsenal have their faith in their hands when they face Porto and Olympiakos respectively. Lose and you drop to the Europa League like Manchester United.

Though Chelsea are top of their group with 10 points, they are level on points with Porto who they play and two ahead of Dynamo Kiev who play Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during their UEFA Champions League, group G, football match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Chelsea FC at the Sammy Ofer Stadium, in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa, on November 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Willian (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against  Maccabi Tel Aviv  (Photo: Getty Images)

If Chelsea lose and Dynamo win, The Ukranian’s go through. Like it was yesterday with Man Utd, Wolfsburg and PSV any team could drop to the Europa League.

Arsenal are also in a plucky situation, they are third in their group behind Bayern Munich (already qualified) and Olympiakos.

Arsenal must better the 3 – 2 defeat they suffered to the Greek team in London on match day two or they drop to the Europa League ‘like Manchester United’.


Porto XI vs. Chelsea: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Maicon, Marcano, Martins Indi; Danilo, Imbula, Herrera; Layún, Corona, Brahimi.

Chelsea XI vs. Porto: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.

Arsenal XI vs. Olympiakos: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Flamini; Ozil, Walcott, Campbell; Giroud.

Olympiakos XI vs. Arsenal: Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Da Costa, Siovas, Masuaku; Kasami, Milivojević, Fortounis, Seba, Pardo; Ideye

FT: Arsenal, Chelsea makes the Champions League round of 16

90+ SUB: Calum Chambers omes on for hatrick hero Olivier Giroud

89′ SUB: Arsenal’s best player so far Joel Campbell comes off, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on

84′ GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Gent 2-1 Zenit (Milicevic)…looks like Zenit would not finish their group with a 100% record

84′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Valencia 0-2 Lyon (Lacazette)…The French team ruining Gary Neville’s managerial debut

81′ Chelsea causing Porto all sorts of problems…the Portuguese are pushing forward in search of a goal and Hazard misses two good chances withing a 90 second margin

76′ SAVE!!! Courtious does well to deny Christian Tello’s low drive

73′ Chelsea are looking re-invigorated against Porto…

68′ GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL! Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Bayern (Lewandowski)

68′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!! Arsenal score…Giroud buries a penalty…that is the Frenchman’s first ever Champions League hat-trick

66′ GGGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!! Artem Dzyuba equalizes for Zenit…Gent 1 – 1 Zenit…That’s his sixth goal

64′ Petr Cech has been a rock in the Arsenal goal..makes three saves in a seven minute spell

62′ Yellow card for Olivier Giroud

57′ Porto make two changes, Ruben Neves and Vincent Aboubakar come on, Maxi Periera and Imbula come off

53′ GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Willian does his magic and makes it 2 – 0 against Porto. The Brazilian collects Hazards pass and fires past Iker Casillas at the near post…FIFA gamers would call that ‘first bar’

Chelsea players ce;ebrate

51′ Hector Herrera goes into the book and that makes it five Porto players booked already tonight

49′ GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! Giroud makes it 2 – 0….Arsenal smiling at the round of 16


47′ He gets back on his feet but it looks like that ankle will worry him for the rest of the night

47′ Giroud goes down with an ankle injury…another setback for Arsene Wenger

46′ Second half kicks off

HT: Arsenal and Chelsea lead at half-time by lone goals each. As things stand at Arsenal need one more goal to qualify while Chelsea are through

Bayer Leverkusen 1 – 1 Barcelona

Roma 0 – 0 BATE Borisov

Dinamo Zagreb 0 – 0 Bayern Munich

Olympiacos 0 – 1 Arsenal

Chelsea 1 – 0  FC Porto

Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 0 Maccabi Tel Aviv

Gent 1 – 0 Zenit St. Petersburg

Valencia 0 – 1 Lyon

38′ GOOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Valencia 0-1 Lyon (Cornet)…Gary Neville concedes his first goal

38′ Chelsea looking physically superior to Porto

37′ WEAK SHOT!!! Walcott cuts inside from the left and tries a low shot to the other angle but it is too weak to pose any danger

33′ Yellow card for Maxi Pereira of Porto…he would not lay in the round of 16 if Porto qualify

27′ Yellow card for Nemanja Matic of Chelsea…

23′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Leverkusen 1-1 Barcelona…Javier Hernández equalizes…how United could have done with such a good striker

20′ GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Leverkusen 0-1 Barcelona…Messi with a fine strike…collects Rakitic’s pass, rounds the goalie and slots into an empty net

Messi celebrates his goal

GOAL! Gent 1-0 Zenit (Depoitre)…Zenit in danger of losing her 100% record in the Champions League this season

16′ GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLL! Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Maccabi (Garmash)…as it stands Chelsea and Dynamo go through to the round of 16

13′ GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Chelsea off the perfect start…Diego Costa’s attempt is blocked by Casillas but it hits Marcano’s chest and goes into the net for an own goal

10′ ROman Abramovich is present for the Chelsea match…he will be praying his team does not disappoint him

8′ Bellerin is penalised for a kick on a player…he didn’t mean it and the referee does not show any cards

6′ SAVE!!! Brahimi’s shot is well blocked by Courtious

4′ Nothing of to report in all match centers, Arsenal bossing possession but Olympiakos counter-attacking well, Chelsea bossing possession also

2′ Olympiakos have the first opportunity but cannot convert

1′ Kick off in all match centers


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