Thursday, August 25, 2011

UEFA Champions League Playoffs: Wednesday's Review, Reports & Analyses

Arsenal overcame a tough test against Udinese to secure their place in the Champions League group stage after recording a 3-1 aggregate win. Lyon also booked their path to the next phase after a 4-2 aggregate victory over Rubin Kazan. Benfica put in an impressive performance at home to FC Twente, recording a 3-1 triumph that saw them progress. Belarusian side FC BATE Borisov are also through following a 2-0 victory over Sturm Graz. FC Viktoria Plzen added their name to the hat with a 2-1 (5-2 on aggregate) scalp of Copenhagen.

Udinese 1 - 2 Arsenal (3-1 agg.)
Kevin McCarra at Stadio Friuli
David Hytner at Stadio Friuli
Richard Williams:
Arsenal forwards secure qualification
Nigel Winterburn's Take

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