Arsenal FC, played host to FC Barcelona today in the UEFA Champions league. The match lived up to its hype, with both teams playing attacking football. This goes without saying that the trio for Barca, MSN, certainly lived up to expectation.
The lesson learnt today was simple, pace is good, but pace without discipline will eventually cost you. Arsenal lacked discipline and composure. Arsenal came out with so much pace, not putting into consideration the quality of the opposition, making it easy for Barcelona.
Barcelona sat back in some occasions, patiently waiting for the chance to hit Arsenal on the counter, and trust Arsenal to be gullible, and thats how Barca took the lead at the 71st minute mark and shortly after Arsenal gave away a penalty and Messi converted from the spot, to seal 2-0 victory for the away team.
Barcelona plays hot to Arsenal in the return leg, Barcelona goes home with the lead and with two away goal in the bag. Will Arsenal learn and play a more conservative style or will Arsenal come running with all cylinders? My two cents, Arsenal will not learn and they will fall victim a second time. Fingers crossed.