Barcelona and Atletico Madrid won to reach the Champions League round of 16 with two games to spare, as Arsenal and Chelsea defeated German clubs.
Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-0 to extend its lead in English soccer’s Premier League as its two closest pursuers lost.
Borussia Dortmund beat Arsenal 2-1 and Chelsea defeated Schalke 3-0 on a successful night for away teams in soccer’s Champions League.
Arsenal stayed atop English soccer’s Premier League with a 4-1 home win over Norwich as defending champion Manchester United was forced to settle for a 1-1 home draw after Southampton scored late.
Arsenal defeated Swansea 2-1 to move into first place in English soccer’s Premier League, as Manchester United and Manchester City both lost.
Barcelona needed a late goal to beat 10-man Celtic 1-0 in soccer’s Champions League as English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea were easy winners.
Arsenal defeated Fenerbahce 2-0 to reach the group stage of soccer’s Champions League for the 16th consecutive season.
Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 in English soccer’s Premier League, as Arsenal and Manchester United also won.
Basel came from behind to defeat Chelsea 2-1 in soccer’s Champions League, while Lionel Messi scored three goals for a record fourth time in the competition as Barcelona routed Ajax 4-0.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has faced criticism from fans for developing young soccer talent instead of buying ready-made stars. Yesterday, his players backed up his case in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.
"We were very good defensively and we were also very patient."
- Aaron Ramsey on Nov 06, 2013