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No-Good, Terrible Defending Gives Monaco Commanding Lead On Arsenal

"Hey Gunners," Dimitar Berbatov said with a wry grin, wheeling away towards the corner flag after some shockingly terrible defending sent the former Spurs and Red Devil striker free on goal to put Monaco up 2-0, "remember me?"

Berbatov's goal leaves no good explanation for the lack of coordination between Arsenal's defenders. Most of them where caught too far up the pitch trying to cut off Fabinho's run, leaving Anthony Martial and Berbatov free to breeze right past Laurent Koscielny for the second.


The first goal was at least more explicable, as a slight deflection on a Geoffrey Kongdogbia blast from distance froze keeper David Ospina, Sub-Zero style, rendering him helpless to stop the shot before crashing into the net:

There's under 10 minutes left in the match, and Monaco look more likely to score a third than concede. A 2-0 home loss would be a mighty large shitpile for the Gunners to dig themselves out from under. This is why knockout rounds aren't won and lost when they're drawn.

[Fox Sports 1]

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