Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona: The Post Mortem

Arsenal secured their first ever victory over Barcelona, clawing their way back from a 1 goal deficit to stun the visitors with two late goals by Van Persie and Arshavin. TheHardTackle lists down some of the key moments of this encounter, which lived up to its hype.

As the French referee Stephane Lannoy signalled the end of the stoppage time, a unanimous emotion of disdain bestirred amongst the capacity crowd at San Siro. Stand-in captain Gennaro Gattuso much apparently could not fathom what just happened, got driven by a momentary temptation and involved himself into something that may well earn him a few disciplinary cautions from UEFA. TheHardTackle puts together all the events that unfolded at San Siro last night and analyses as to where Milan lost the battle and subsequently Spurs conquered.

The Champions League round of 16 kicks off on February 15th, with four exciting matches on the cards in midweek. TheHardTackle's Guest Author Parth Pandya gives a comprehensive preview of the teams that are scheduled to play this week.