Ludogorets Razgrad 2-3 Arsenal, Ozil late goal wins it for Arsenal after Xhaka and Giroud brought themback into the game, Arsenal took Bulgarian side Ludogorets on Tuesday night and it turned out to be a superb game of football where Arsenal were caught early in 12th minute where Jonathan Cafu scored to make it 1-0 for homeside. Arsenal found themselves 2-0 down minutes later when Claudio Keseru scored to double Ludogorets lead. But Arsenal came back into the game thanks to goals from Xhaka and Giroud as both teams went into the brea 2-2.
Ozil has scored four goals in his last two Champions League games, after scoring just three in his previous 22 beforehand
Mesut Ozil scored a stunning late goal as a resilient Arsenal came back from 2-0 down to beat at Ludogorets Razgrad and reach the Champions League knockout stages. Ozil was a picture of composure as he ran through on goal, chipped the keeper and cut inside two defenders before slotting in from close range for a dramatic winner.
Earlier on, Arsenal’s hopes of a repeat of their 6-0 win in the reverse tie were quickly dispelled when Jonathan Cafu put Ludogorets in front against the run of play by steering in a left-footed volley from a Wanderson free-kick.
Cafu turned provider three minutes later as he jinked past Kieran Gibbs and squared a ball for Claudiu Keseru to turn in as the Bulgarian side shocked the Gunners with a second in a frantic opening. Granit Xhaka guided in a 15-yard shot from an Ozil cross to pull one back for Arsene Wenger’s side before Olivier Giroud expertly headed in Aaron Ramsey’s clipped cross to equalise. Arsenal keeper David Ospina twice saved from Wanderson before Ozil secured his side’s progress into the last 16.
Ludogorets Razgrad 2 – 3 Arsenal UEFA Champions League Match Highlights
- 12′ 1 – 0 Jonathan Cafu gave the home side early surprise lead in just 12th minute of the game.
- 15′ 2 – 0 Claudiu Keseru doubled Ludogorets lead minutes later to stun Arsenal who did not know what hit them.
- 20′ 2 – 1 Granit Xhaka scored in 20th minute to mount the comeback with a neatly taken goal.
42′ 2 – 2 Olivier Giroud scored his third goal in two games just before the break to bring Arsenal back into the match.
88′ 2 – 3 Mesut Oezil late goal wins it for Arsenal as they qualify for knockout stages.
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