Şükrü Saracoğlu - Istanbul 21/08/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

Fenerbahçe - Arsenal
0-3

Fenerbahçe - Arsenal 0-3 - 21/08/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Dominant Arsenal make light work of Fenerbahçe

Published: Wednesday 21 August 2013, 22.00CET
Dominant Arsenal make light work of Fenerbahçe 
Play-off participants look to seal group stage berth ©AFP/Getty Images

Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud earned Arsenal FC a convincing first-leg victory against Fenerbahçe SK, all but securing the Gunners a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 16th successive season.

A play-off tie lacking in major incident sprung to life six minutes after the restart when Gibbs turned in his first European goal. Ramsey, on target when the English side won 5-2 here in the group stage five years ago, drove in the second after hour and a miserable night for Fenerbahçe was compounded by Giroud's 77th-minute penalty.  

 

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Match statistics

Fenerbahçe
Arsenal

0

Goals scored

3

48

Possession (%)

52

9

Total attempts

14

3

on target

10

6

off target

4

1

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

5

6

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

8

533

Passes

609

401

completed

479

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Gianluca Rocchi brings a one-sided match to an end at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Arsenal failed to capitalise on their dominance of possession in the first half but were far more clinical after the interval, scoring three times though Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud. They have a commanding lead to take back to London.
  • Substitution
    87
    Monreal (in) - Walcott (out) (Arsenal)
  • Substitution
    82
    Alper Potuk (in) - Raul Meireles (out) (Fenerbahçe)
  • Substitution
    82
    Podolski (in) - Giroud (out) (Arsenal)
  • Goal
    77
    Giroud (Arsenal) scores from the penalty spot.
    Arsenal have their third in Turkey. Theo Walcott controls a cross-field ball and gets his body in front of Michal Kadlec, who bundles over the England international, giving away a penalty. With regular taker Mikel Arteta absent, Olivier Giroud steps up to send Volkan Demirel the wrong way from the spot.

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