Arsenal move into the Champions League knockout stages after beating Hoffenheim 3-1 on Tuesday night in a match where they were outplayed by their opponents. Die Roten Bullen had taken an early lead before Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette struck to seal victory for Arsene Wenger’s men, who are now unbeaten in 16 matches across all competitions this season.
To advance, Hoffenheim needed to win by a margin of five goals.
Despite losing 4-1 to Hoffenheim in their last group match, Arsenal qualified for the Women’s Champions League knockout round.
Despite scoring four goals against Arsenal, the German club, who lost the reverse encounter 4-0 in October, failed to advance to the final eight.
Jule Brand gave the hosts the lead, but an own goal by Laura Wienroither tied the game at halftime.
Hoffenheim scored three goals in five minutes early in the second half to run out victors, with Chantal Hagel scoring twice and Gia Corley scoring once.
To progress to the final eight, Jonas Eidevall’s Arsenal team needed to avoid a five-goal loss, and they headed into the game full of confidence after scoring four goals against these same opponents at home on matchday two.
Despite the defeat, Arsenal finished second in Group C, nine points behind reigning champions Barcelona.
There will be more to come.
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- 26 At 84’minutes, Wienroither was substituted by Steinert.
- 66’minutes 22LinderSubstituted forBillaat
- Harschat was replaced by 7Hagel for 78 minutes.
- 10Corley 84’minutesSubstituted for Kocsánat
- De Caigny, number 6
- Schrader, 28
- 5BeattieScheduled for 68 minutes
- At 61’minutes, 9Mead was substituted for Parris.
- 13WältiReserved for 78 minutes
- At 61’minutes, Iwabuchi was substituted by Nobbs.
- At 90+3’minutes, Miedema was substituted by Schnaderbeck.
- 20Boye Srensen (Denmark)
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies 4, Arsenal Women 1 is the final score.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies 4, Arsenal Women 1 at the conclusion of the second half.
In the defensive half, Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) earns a free kick.
Judith Steinert has committed a foul (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies).
The attempt was unsuccessful. Jule Brand (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies) misses to the left with a shot from the middle of the box. Nicole Billa assisted with a cross from a corner.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies’ Corner Lia Wälti has confessed.
Arsenal Women have made a substitution. Vivianne Miedema is replaced by Viktoria Schnaderbeck.
The attempt was unsuccessful. Right-footed effort from outside the box by Fabienne Dongus (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies) misses to the left. Franziska Harsch assisted.
Attempt was thwarted. A right-footed attempt from outside the box by Judith Steinert (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies) is stopped.
Anna Patten’s Foul (Arsenal Women).
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies’ Petra Kocsán earns a free kick in the attacking half.
The attempt has been saved. Right footed effort by Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) from the left side of the box is saved in the middle of the goal. Vivianne Miedema assisted.
The attempt has been saved. The left footed effort from the heart of the box by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) is saved in the bottom left corner. Katie McCabe was a big help.
The attempt has been saved. Right-footed effort from outside the box by Petra Kocsán (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies) is saved in the center of the goal.
Jennifer Beattie has committed a foul (Arsenal Women).
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies’ Fabienne Dongus earns a free kick in the attacking half.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies make a substitution. Gia Corley is replaced by Petra Kocsán.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies make a substitution. Laura Wienroither is replaced by Judith Steinert.
Arsenal Women’s Nikita Parris earns a free kick in the defensive half.
Katharina Naschenweng has committed a foul (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ladies).