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Late Galeno Goal Sinks Arsenal in Champions League Clash

 Late Galeno Goal Sinks Arsenal in Champions League Clash

Wenderson Galeno of FC Porto
Wenderson Galeno of FC Porto (H) attempts a kick for score his goal over Goalkeeper David Raya of Arsenal (R) during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 first leg match between FC Porto and Arsenal FC at Estadio do Drag√£o on February 21, 2024 in Porto, Portugal(Image-Getty) 

In a dramatic UEFA Champions League encounter, Porto clinched a 1-0 victory against Arsenal with a stunning goal from Galeno. Here's a detailed breakdown:

First Leg Drama:

- Galeno's sublime strike in stoppage time secured a vital win for Porto.

- Despite dominating possession, Arsenal failed to register a shot on target.

- William Saliba and Kai Havertz had half-chances from Bukayo Saka's corners, but couldn't trouble Diogo Costa.

Crucial Moments:

- Mikel Arteta fielded an unchanged lineup, seeking to maintain Arsenal's goal-scoring form.

- Gabriel Martinelli's intercepted pass led to Galeno's magnificent curling effort from outside the box, sealing Porto's victory.

- It marked Arsenal's first 90th-minute defeat in the competition and Porto's latest recorded winner.

Looking Ahead:

- Arsenal aims for a comeback in the second leg at Emirates Stadium on March 12.

- The defeat underscores Arsenal's quest to close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool, as they face Newcastle United next.

Stay tuned for more Champions League action and Premier League updates!

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