Arsenal crash out of Champions League on away goals

London club wins return leg at Monaco but the 3-1 loss earlier at home sealed its fate.

    Arsenal were looking to become the first team to overcome a two-goal home first-leg deficit in the Champions League [Reuters]
    Arsenal were looking to become the first team to overcome a two-goal home first-leg deficit in the Champions League [Reuters]

    Monaco survived an Arsenal onslaught to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after a 2-0 home defeat saw the tie finish 3-3 on aggregate.

    Arsenal, looking to become the first team to overcome a two-goal home first-leg deficit in the Champions League, came agonisingly close to progressing after Olivier Giroud and substitute Aaron Ramsey scored in each half.

    But the principality side's 3-1 win at the Emirates was just enough to see them through after Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic spectacularly denied striker Giroud five minutes from time.

    The hosts took a cautious approach as they tried to preserve their first-leg lead, failing to get a single shot on target, and were fortunate to make it into the last-eight.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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