Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UEFA Champions League, Group A: Dominating Wins For Gunners, PSG

Group-stage play in the UEFA Champions League reached the midway point on Wednesday with eight games, two of them in Group A.

At London:

Mesut Ozil delivered a hat trick in the second half (53', 83', 87') as Arsenal annihilated visiting Ludogorets Razgrad 6-0.  Here, we see the Gunners' Theo Walcott (left) battling the Bulgarian club's Svetoslav Dyakov for the ball.

Associated Press photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth

At Paris:

Angel Di Maria (40'), Lucas Moura (62'), and Edinson Cavani (PK-90'+3; that's him celebrating with teammates) each scored once as Paris Saint-Germain dominated visiting FC Basel 3-0.

Associated Press photo by Christophe Ena

Group A Standings:

1. Arsenal (GP: 3; GD: +8; PTS: 7)
2. Paris Saint-Germain (GP: 3; GD: +5; PTS: 7)
3. FC Basel (GP: 3; GD: -8; PTS: 1)
4. Ludogorets Razgrad (GP: 3; GD: -5; PTS: 1)

NOTE:  Ludogorets Razgrad gained a 1-1 road draw with FC Basel on September 13.

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