The first week of the Champions League round of 16 saw 15 goals scored. The problem for Barcelona and Arsenal was that nine of them were scored against them.
Alexis and Arsenal face a long uphill climb in the return leg. For about 38 minutes on Wednesday, it looked like Arsenal might have achieved something significant, overcoming six straight seasons of round of 16 futility. Barring some kind of miracle, Arsenal will be knocked out in the round of 16 for
Kroos got the game-winner off a Ronaldo assist. Perhaps the only thing that was surprising about Real Madrid beating Napoli 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 bout is that the Italians took a cheeky early lead in Madrid. In the eighth minute, Marek Hamsik sprung Lorenzo Insigne