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Arsenal and Chelsea Claim Big Wins In Champions League

Oliver-GiroudVery impressive win by on Tuesday as they beat 2-0 at the Emirates and took a huge step towards qualifying for the the knockout stages.

First-half goals by record signing Mesut Ozil and in-form Frenchman Olivier Giroud, his sixth this season gave the Gunners their tenth successive win.

Arsenal hold a three-point lead over both Napoli and last season’s beaten finalists , who beat 3-0. Arsenal and Dortmund play in the upcoming double header in what promises to be two great games.

Arsenal’s London rivals got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 4-0 rout of Romanian side Steaua Bucharest.

With Andre Schurrle and Juan Mata in scintillating form, Chelsea got two goals from Ramires and one from Frank Lampard in the 4-0 win.

Chelsea next face two games in succession against , who will go into the first match top of the group thanks to impressive young German international Julian Draxler’s second-half goal that saw off Basel 1-0 in Switzerland.

Elsewhere, took control of their group with a tough 1-0 win over 10-man Celtic at Parkhead, Barça have a two-point lead over , who face them next in a double header, after the Italian side salvaged a 1-1 draw against Ajax in Amsterdam with a Mario Balotelli penalty four minutes into stoppage time.

Barça’s Spanish rivals displayed the grittiness that their coach Diego Simeone displayed during his playing career to come back and beat Porto 2-1 away and top their group on six points, leaving them unbeaten on the field of play this season.

Porto’s prolific Colombia marksman Jackson Martinez gave Porto a first-half lead but Atletico fought back to win with second-half goals by Uruguayan international Diego Godin and Turkish international Arda Turan.