UCL: Messi, Ozil Grab Hat-tricks As Barca, Arsenal Win; Iheanacho Dropped

UCL: Messi, Ozil Grab Hat-tricks As Barca, Arsenal Win; Iheanacho Dropped

By Johnny Edward:

Lionel Messi and Mesut Ozil were the stars of the night as Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi dropped to the bench for the first time this season in Arsenal’s 6-0 win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad in Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League clash at the Emirates Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
A second half hat-trick from Mesut Ozil and earlier strikes from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sent the Gunners top of Group A ahead of Paris Saint-Germain who defeated FC Basel 2-0.
The London-based outfit extended their winning streak to seven successive wins in all competitions, since their 4-3 loss to Liverpool in their first game of the season.
And Iwobi, 20, who has started in all games for the Gunners when fit but made way for Oxlade Chamberlain in the starting line-up, replaced Alexis Sanchez in the 73rd minute.
At the Camp Nou, Kelechi Iheanacho watched from the sidelines, not even on the bench, as Manchester City were outclassed by Barcelona 4-0.
Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick in the encounter as ten-man Manchester City lost for the second time this season.
Neymar scored a brilliant individual fourth for Barcelona after earlier missing a penalty.
In other results, Besiktas edged Napoli 3-2 in a five goal thriller, while Borussia Monchengladbach defeated Celtic 2-0 in Glasgow.



Group A
Arsenal 6 – 0 Ludogorets Razgrad
Paris Saint Germain 3 – 0 Basel

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Group B
Dynamo Kyiv 0 – 2 Benfica
SSC Napoli 2 – 3 Besiktas

Group C
Barcelona 4 – 0 Manchester City
Celtic 0 – 2 Borussia Moenchengladbach

Group D
Bayern Munich 4 – 1 PSV Eindhoven
FC Rostov 0 – 1 Atletico Madrid

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