The English Premier League’s Arsenal needed a win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad and at least a tie by Paris Paris St. Germain in the other Group A match to guarantee advancement to the knockout stage of the Champions League.
PSG came through on their end with a 1-1 draw with FC Basel in Switzerland.
Mesut Özil delivered the other end for the Gunners with a gorgeous goal in the 87th minute in which he beat the keeper and was patient enough to wait for two defenders to take themselves out of position.
Replays showed that Özil’s initial flick just barely cleared the keeper’s hand. In fact, the keeper may have gotten his fingers on the ball.
But the best part comes when Özil feigns a shot and slams on the breaks, Top Gun-style, as the two defenders go flying right by leaving the net wide open.
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