Bulgarian Striker Dimitar Berbatov Scores for Monaco's Convincing WinSports | February 26, 2015, Thursday // 10:42| views
AS Monaco`s Dimitar Berbatov (C) celebrates after scoring the 0-2 goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Arsenal FC and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium in London, Britain, 25 February 2015. Photo: EPA
Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov scored a goal, helping his team Monaco to achieve a convincing 3:1 victory over Arsenal in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday.
Geoffrey Kondogbia opened the score in the 38th minute, while Berbatov made it 2:0 for Monaco with a goal in the 53rd minute.
Arsenal managed to lower the score with a goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the first minute of added time, before Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco restored the two-goal lead three minutes later.
Thus Monaco gained a comfortable advantage before the second leg, which will be played on home soil.
The return game is scheduled to take place at 20:45 CET on March 17 at the Stade Louis II stadium in Monaco.
Monaco is close to reaching the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2004, when they played at the final against Porto.
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