Arsenal🔫 started the half on the front foot✌ and put together a couple of lively moves. Ozil fired a shot just wide😯 in the 10th minute but Barcelona soon grew into the game and almost took the lead in the 17th minute when Messi found himself one-on-one with Ospina. But the Colombian pulled off a stunning save👌 to deny the Argentine. But Arsenal's relief didn't last long as Neymar was released by a perfectly weighted pass from Suarez👏 and the Brazilian slotted home expertly⚽ to help Barcelona seize control of the tie. But to their credit, Arsenal did not lie down and tried to pose a threat on the counter👍. 19-year-old Iwobi had a penalty shout turned down by the referee Karasev😳 who was vindicated by the replays. Arsenal created some openings towards the end of the match but nothing concrete has been borne out of it😟. Bizarrely, Wenger has substituted Flamini for Coquelin on the stroke of half time🕐. Flamini was on a yellow card and it's not clear if he was carrying an injury🚑.
But one fears Arsenal might already be out of this tie.