Arsenal Aim for Champions League Glory Despite Porto Hurdle


Arsenal‘s journey towards the Champions League quarter-finals continues with a crucial second leg against Porto looming next week.

The Gunners currently trail 1-0 on aggregate after Galeno’s late goal for Porto in the first leg at the Estádio do Dragão. With a free midweek ahead, Mikel Arteta’s squad can focus on their return to Premier League action against Brentford this weekend. However, all eyes will soon shift back to the Champions League where a place in the last eight hinges on the upcoming North London clash against Porto.

Meanwhile, the Champions League saw four other ties settled across Tuesday and Wednesday. While Arsenal awaits their second leg, Bayern Munich secured their spot in the quarter-final draw. The Bavarians overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit with a convincing 3-0 victory over Lazio, booking their place in the next round.

Arsenal to play Porto

Arsenal is going to play the second leg of the round of 16 game against Porto on Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain also secured their spot in the last eight with a 2-1 victory away at Real Sociedad to win 4-1 on aggregate. Kylian Mbappe and Co. will be potential opponents for Arsenal should they beat Porto next week.

Wednesday saw Manchester City record a convincing 3-1 victory over FC Copenhagen to win 6-2 on aggregate. Elsewhere, Real Madrid got past RB Leipzig with a 1-1 draw to win 2-1 on aggregate.

That means Bayern Munich, PSG, Man City and Real Madrid will all be in the draw for the quarter-final. Arsenal will be looking to join them, with four more spots available next week.

Three other ties are taking place next week in the Champions League last-16. Barcelona host Napoli after a 1-1 draw in the first-leg, while Borussia Dortmund meet PSV Eindhoven [1-1] and Atletico Madrid face Serie A leaders Inter Milan [0-1].

The draw for the quarter-final of the Champions League is due to take place in Nyon. Switzerland on Friday, March 15. The semi-final draw will also take place. Meaning if Arsenal gets past Porto they will know their path to the final at Wembley Stadium.

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