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 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.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City routed defending champion Manchester United 4-1 in English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat Stoke City 3-1 to top the standings.
Arsenal won 3-0 at Fenerbahce to close on a 16th consecutive appearance in the group stage of soccer’s Champions League.
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