Robert Lewandowski scored with eight minutes to play to earn Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 success against Arsenal FC and leave UEFA Champions League Group F wide open.
Arsenal had seemed good value for a point after a strong second-half performance, but as they pressed for a winner they were hit on the break, Lewandowski sweeping in Marcel Schmelzer's deep cross from the right to clinch victory after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's early opener had been cancelled out by Olivier Giroud's 41st-minute strike. With SSC Napoli beating Olympique de Marseille, the Serie A side, Dortmund and Arsenal are all tied on six points as the Gunners go to Germany in a fortnight.
It is going to be tough now. This is probably the toughest group in the whole competition but I think we are still capable of going through.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal midfielder
It was a fantastic performance and my team gave it their all tonight. Arsenal are in sensational form and we managed to cause them a lot of problems.
Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach
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|21||Fabiański (GK)||20||Langerak (GK)|
|Arsène Wenger (FRA)||Željko Buvač (SRB)|
|Jonas Eriksson (SWE)|