Schalke 2 - 2 Arsenal

Match info: Champions League - Group B at Veltins Arena

Date: 06/11/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: N Rizzoli Att: 50,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 45+2
Jefferson Farfan 67



Theo Walcott 18
Olivier Giroud 26

FT (ht: 1-2)

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  • So Arsenal let a two-goal slip as Walcott and Giroud efforts are cancelled out by Huntelaar and Farfan. There will be a regret for Arsenal but they probably would have taken a point before kick-off. Olympiakos beat Montpellier which means all is still to play for in the group. Arsenal's trip to Olympiakos on the final group game could yet be a knock-out meeting. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.


    90 + 4
  • What a chance for Walcott. He gets behind the Arsenal defence and manages to get a shot away but it hits the legs of Unnerstall.

    90 + 4
  • Schalke make their final change. Barnetta is on in place of Holtby.

    90 + 4
  • The ball is not sticking for up top for Arsenal but Schalke are not exactly causing too many scares. Fuchs' cross goes behind.

    90 + 3
  • Coquelin has the chance to get his head up close to the Schalke box and he looks for a pass to Giroud. The striker cannot make anything of it and takes a bit of a whack in the back from a defender.

    90 + 2
  • ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of four minutes added time before the final whistle.

    90 + 1
  • Arsenal make a double change. Santos and Coquelin come on in place of Cazorla and Podolski.

  • More good work from Mannone as he vitally punches clear a cross just as Huntelaar's eyes were lighting up.

  • Arsenal go on a rare move forward and Walcott wants a free-kick on the edge of the box. It looked like he could have had a case but play is waved on and Schalke win a throw-in deep in Arsenal territory.

  • Schalke are seeing all of the ball in the final minutes. Arsenal cannot get a kick at the moment. But they are keeping Schalke in deep areas.

  • The Schlake fans let Vermaelen know what they think as he hobbles off the pitch having received treatment.

  • Possibly running down the clock but Vermaelen goes down after a slide tackle and is receiving treatment.

  • Huntelaar cannot quiet get over the top of a cross as he heads over the crossbar. He was offside anyway bit that is a warning as the final whistle approaches.

  • This is very unlike Wenger this season not to have made any substitutions. Will tired legs pay the price in the closing minutes?

  • Podolski tries to latch onto a bouncing ball inside the penalty area but the highly-rated Papadopoulos gets his body in the way to prevent the Germany player from meeting the ball.

  • Mannone has probably been Arsenal's man of the match this evening. He has made several very important saves.

  • Jones forces another good save from Mannone after cutting in from the right with a low show to the near post.

  • The game has become a little scrappy. Both sides now look as if they are focusing on not losing the game rather than going gung-ho for the winner.

  • Wilshere makes a tired challenge on Jones close to the touchline. The Arsenal youngster looks out on his feet at the moment.


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