Champions League Matches (30th Sep 2008)

Arsenal came back to their goal-scoring form by defeating Porto by a solid 4 goals. Arsenal opened the match in a state which can best be called nervousness with the Porto players hitting the bar and being denied by a clearance off the line. This could have been attributed to Arsenal’s defeat last weekend to newly promoted side Hull City. Seems that the hair dryer treatment given to the boys by Wenger after that match worked once they broke the deadlock with Van Persie’s opener. After the first goal Arsenal went from strength to strength and finally achieved their first win in the group stages.

Man United featured against Allborg in what can be described as a highly physical encounter. Sir Alex Fergusson’s boys eventually ran out winners by 3-0. Dimitar Berbatov scored a brace to open his goal scoring account for ManU after his record breaking move from Tottenham.