Match statistics

MontpellierArsenal

Goals scored1
 
2
on target10
 
5
off target8
 
1
Corners6
 
5
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)50
 
50

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2012 19:27 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Ian Holyman, La Mosson: Arsenal make the start they wanted, but Montpellier will feel they should have got something from that game. It was a spirited second-half display from the hosts that should give them hope for the games to come.
  • 90+3
    Coquelin (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Saihi (Montpellier).
  • Substitution
    90
    Walcott (in) - Podolski (out) (Arsenal)
  • Substitution
    90
    Coquelin (in) - Santi Cazorla (out) (Arsenal)
  • 88
    Podolski (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier).
  • 88
    Herrera (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 88
    Mertesacker (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 88
    Stambouli (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 87
    Gervinho (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 85
    Herrera (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Belhanda (Montpellier) is shown a yellow card.
  • 84
    Belhanda (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Arteta (Arsenal).
  • 82
    Aït-Fana (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Arteta (Arsenal).
  • 81
    Gibbs (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cabella (Montpellier).
  • 80
    Mannone (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 80
    Belhanda (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    The ball breaks to the Moroccan six metres out. He has the goal at his mercy and shoots straight into the chest of the Arsenal goalkeeper. A glorious opportunity.
  • Substitution
    78
    Stambouli (in) - Camara (out) (Montpellier)
  • Substitution
    78
    Herrera (in) - Estrada (out) (Montpellier)
  • Substitution
    76
    Ramsey (in) - Giroud (out) (Arsenal)
    A warm round of applause from the home fans as their former striker leaves the field. He made an impact with an assist for the first Arsenal goal.
  • 75
    Belhanda (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gervinho (Arsenal).
  • 75
    Belhanda (Montpellier) delivers the corner.
  • 71
    Mannone (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 71
    Aït-Fana (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 70
    Camara (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Vermaelen (Arsenal).
  • 69
    Mannone (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 69
    Estrada (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 69
    Diaby (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Belhanda (Montpellier).
    The midfielder is penalised after a neat piece of trickery by Younés Belhanda but escapes a second yellow card.
  • Substitution
    68
    Aït-Fana (in) - Mounier (out) (Montpellier)
  • 60
    Camara (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 58
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 57
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
    Diaby leads an Arsenal break and plays in Santi Cazorla whose shot is beaten away by the goalkeeper.
  • 57
    Jourdren (Montpellier) makes a save.
  • 57
    Mannone (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 57
    Estrada (Montpellier) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 56
    Gibbs (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cabella (Montpellier).
  • 55
    Cabella (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • 55
    Cabella (Montpellier) misses the target.
    The closest Montpellier have come to an equaliser. A delightful chip from the Frenchman beats Mannone and strikes the top of the bar.
  • 54
    Mounier (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 53
    Mounier (Montpellier) misses the target.
    The French striker breaks clear of the defence but his shot is tame and bobbles wide.
  • 53
    Bocaly (Montpellier) misses the target.
    The defender arrives late in the box and fires over the bar.
  • 51
    Bocaly (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • 50
    Vermaelen (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 50
    Mounier (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 50
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 49
    Mounier (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 47
    Cabella (Montpellier) misses the target.
    The 22-year-old tackles Abou Diaby in the Arsenal penalty area and gives himself a fantastic chance but he lifts a shot high and wide.
  • 46
    Mounier (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Jenkinson (Arsenal).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Arsenal kick off the second half hoping to continue their unbeaten UEFA Champions League record against French clubs.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Younés Belhanda's penalty gave Montpellier a dream start to their Champions League debut, but goals in quick succession from Lukas Podolski and Gervinho have put Arsenal in command.
  • 45+1
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 45
    Giroud (Arsenal) misses the target.
    The closest the returning striker has come to a goal, he turns and shoots high over the bar from 20 metres.
  • 44
    Gervinho (Arsenal) has an effort on goal.
  • 44
    Bocaly (Montpellier) makes a save.
  • 43
    Belhanda (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Arteta (Arsenal).
  • Yellow Card
    41
    Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier) is shown a yellow card.
    The captain commits a late challenge on the Arsenal midfielder.
  • 41
    Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Arteta (Arsenal).
  • 37
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Estrada (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • 35
    Mounier (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 34
    Mannone (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 34
    Cabella (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    The Frenchman drifts in from the right wing and unleashes a powerful low drive from 20 metres with his left foot. Vito Mannone produces a finger-tip save.
  • 32
    Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Giroud (Arsenal).
  • 31
    Camara (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Vermaelen (Arsenal).
  • 29
    Estrada (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Santi Cazorla (Arsenal).
  • 28
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 27
    Camara (Montpellier) is flagged for offside.
  • 26
    Arteta (Arsenal) is penalised for a foul on Cabella (Montpellier).
  • 24
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 24
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the corner.
  • 22
    Belhanda (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Vermaelen (Arsenal).
  • 22
    Mertesacker (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 22
    Belhanda (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    The Moroccan looks particularly lively for Montpellier and has a shot blocked on this occasion.
  • 22
    Gervinho (Arsenal) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 20
    Podolski (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cabella (Montpellier).
  • Goal
    18
    Gervinho (Arsenal) scores!
    The Ivorian starts and finishes the move, passing wide to Carl Jenkinson and then converting the full-back's cross with a neat finish at the near post.
  • Goal
    16
    Podolski (Arsenal) scores!
    The German forward latches on to a neat flick from Olivier Giroud and fires the ball low into the bottom corner.
  • 14
    Cabella (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Ian Holyman, La Mosson: My, oh my! How the Montpellier supporters loved that penalty! Supreme cheek from Belhanda.
  • 14
    Giroud (Arsenal) makes a save.
  • 14
    Estrada (Montpellier) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 13
    Arteta (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cabella (Montpellier).
  • 12
    Giroud (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Saihi (Montpellier).
  • Goal
    9
    Belhanda (Montpellier) scores from the penalty spot.
    The Moroccan midfielder confidently chips the ball over the Italian goalkeeper.
  • 8
    Belhanda (Montpellier) was fouled in the penalty area by Vermaelen (Arsenal)
    The Belgian defender appeared to be directing the 22-year-old away from goal but then dived into a challenge close to the line on the edge of the area and, after a short pause, the referee pointed to the spot.
  • 6
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) delivers the corner.
  • 4
    Estrada (Montpellier) makes a save.
  • 4
    Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) delivers the free-kick on target.
    The Spaniard hits a free-kick into the defensive wall.
  • 3
    Bocaly (Montpellier) fouls.
  • 2
    Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Podolski (Arsenal).
  • 2
    Camara (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Yellow Card
    1
    Diaby (Arsenal) is shown a yellow card.
  • 1
    Diaby (Arsenal) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Estrada (Montpellier).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Montepellier kick off in their familiar blue and orange colours.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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