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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Arsenal will be looking to defeat Barcelona

Arsenal football club could able to finish their game against Barcelona with a 1-1 draw in the last 16 of the Champions League, with the first leg at the Emirates Stadium. It was not an easy task for the host team to manage a draw against Spanish champions Barcelona. Arsenal will be looking for taking revenge over Barcelona after that convincing draw.

Arsenal lost the match by 2-1 in the 2006 final in Pars and since then they have never beaten the Spanish club in a competitive game.

Barcelona defeated Arsenal by 6-3 in total in the quarter-final stage last season. Argentine star, Lionel Messi, scored four goals in the second leg as Barca won 4-1 in Camp Nou.

However, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, said that revenge was not in his mind. He wants his team to be qualified and knock their opponent out. He had predicted about the last game between these two teams that two sides would be drawn together.

Arsenal won two matches out of their 12 competitive tours to Spain, at Celta Vigo and Real Madrid, while they lost seven and finished three games with draw.

If Arsenal can defeat Barcelona in the second leg of the last 16 then they will be qualified for quarterfinal.

Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal's north London rivals, received a draw against the Serie A leader AC Milan, with the first game at the San Siro.

English football club, Manchester United, will face Marseille of France while Chelsea will take on Danish champions FC Copenhagen, the weakest side left in the competition.

In a repeat of last season's final, European champions Inter Milan will play Bayern Munich.

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