Arsenal floored by Schalke
25 October 2012, 14:42
London - Netherlands internationals Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ibrahim
Afellay scored late goals as Schalke outclassed Arsenal to win 2-0 in
the Champions League on Wednesday, lifting the team above the English
side to the top of Group B.
The German visitors had wasted a
string of good openings by the time Huntelaar put them in front with a
low drive in the 76th minute, his ninth goal of the season for club and
country.Champions League results on Wednesday:
Afellay clinched victory for Schalke in the 86th minute,
slotting home from close range after Jefferson Farfan had evaded
Arsenal's defence again down the right.
The loss ended Arsenal's
perfect start to the competition and leaves manager Arsene Wenger with
some worrying problems after being outclassed in every department.
Schalke are now on seven points - one ahead of Arsenal.
Group AAt Oporto, Portugal
Porto (POR) 3 (S. Varela 15, J. Martinez 36, 78) Dynamo Kiev (UKR) 2 (Gusev 21, Ideye 72)At Zagreb
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 0 Paris Saint Germain (FRA) 2 (Ibrahimovic 32, Menez 43)Group BAt London
Arsenal (ENG) 0 Schalke 04 (GER) 2 (Huntelaar 76, Afellay 86)At Montpellier, France
Montpellier (FRA) 1 (Charbonnier 49) Olympiakos (GRE) 2 (Torosidis 73, Mitroglou 90+1)Group C
At Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ajax (NED) 3 (S. de Jong 45, Moisander 57, Eriksen 68) Manchester City (ENG) 1 (Nasri 22)
At Dortmund, Germany
Borussia Dortmund (GER) 2 (Lewandowski 36, Schmelzer 64) Real Madrid (ESP) 1 (Ronaldo 38)Group D
At Malaga, Spain
Malaga (ESP) 1 (Joaquin 64) AC Milan (ITA) 0At St Petersburg, Russia
Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) 1 (Kerzhakov 72-pen) Anderlecht (BEL) 0