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Group stage - Group B

Arsenal - Schalke
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Superb Schalke end Arsenal home run

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 22.00CET
Superb Schalke end Arsenal home run 
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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ibrahim Afellay scored in the final 14 minutes as FC Schalke 04 became the first foreign visitors to win at the Arsenal Stadium, climbing above Arsenal FC and to the top of UEFA Champions League Group B.

The home side had won their first two games in this season's competition and were unbeaten in 16 European matches in north London; indeed, the last time they had lost to non-English opposition at home was September 2003. Schalke, however, produced a vibrant display that finally got its reward when Huntelaar fired in with 14 minutes left. Ten minutes later Afellay tapped in a clinching second to give the German club a first victory in England at the sixth attempt.

Match in 5

  • Schalke top Group B after first competitive win in England
  • Arsenal lose first European home game since 2009
  • Huntelaar breaks deadlock in 76th minute
  • Afellay seals victory from Farfán's cross
  • Gunners have only one shot on target

Reaction

I am really disappointed. We wanted to do better than on Saturday [a 1-0 defeat by Norwich City FC] but it was the same story, we could not create enough chances.

Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal defender

Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal defender

We are very pleased, 2e played well, had our chances and scored two goals. The key was to keep the defence and midfield close together and play on the counter.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Schalke forward

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Schalke forward

 

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Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Arsenal
Schalke

0

Goals scored

2

54

Possession (%)

46

6

Total attempts

7

1

Attempts on target

3

5

Attempts off target

4

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

2

Corners

3

1

Offsides

5

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Arsenal are beaten at home for the first time in the UEFA Champions League since 2009 while Schalke claim their first competitive victory on English soil. The result means the German side now lead the group.
  • Substitution
    88
    Marica (in) - Huntelaar (out) (Schalke)
  • Goal
    86
    Afellay (Schalke) scores!
    A speedy break from the visitors. Jefferson Farfán delivers a delightful low cross from the right and the Dutch forward is all alone at the far post to convert into an empty net.
  • Substitution
    83
    Gnabry (in) - Jenkinson (out) (Arsenal)
  • Substitution
    83
    Arshavin (in) - Podolski (out) (Arsenal)

See also

  • Arsenal

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Schalke, 06 November 2012, 2-2
  • Schalke

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Arsenal, 06 November 2012, 2-2
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