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20:44 BST

19/08/2014

REBOUND!

Scheimer's goal for Salzburg will be one of the more elaborate you'll see this evening - a teammate cannoned the ball back off the crossbar with a shot, with Scheimer then meeting the ball on the volley from even further out and finding the bottom corner of the Malmo net - top stuff!

20:42 BST

19/08/2014

Samuel agress - this is a corker of a game in Turkey. A goal or two would certainly spice things up though.

20:38 BST

19/08/2014

Let's have a look-see at the scores around Europe tonight at the interval:

Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal
Copenhagen 2-3 Bayer Leverkusen
Red Bull Salzburg 1-0 Malmo
Napoli 0-1 Athletic Bilbao
Steaua Bucharest 0-0 Ludogorets

The last game is letting us down, somewhat - come on guys!

20:36 BST

19/08/2014

HALF-TIME: Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal

Well that's the break, and the whistle comes at the perfect moment for Calum Chambers as he'll want to forget that horror slip that almost allowed Demba Ba in. Truth be told, the Turkish side should be ahead, but the former Chelsea striker has been profligate, and you've got to feel that the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey can find a way through in the second half.

20:32 BST

19/08/2014

BA MISSES A SITTER!

Wow - Calum Chambers is a very lucky man as he totally misreads a long ball allowing Demba Ba in, but the striker slides a shot just wide of the post after having time and space to pick his placement. That was a huge opportunity, and both sides knows it.

20:31 BST

19/08/2014

GOAL! Copenhagen 2-3 Bayer Leverkusen (Son Heung-min)

Any more for any more? Goals galore in Demnark, but it's all going wrong for the hosts just before the interval.

20:29 BST

19/08/2014

GOAL! Napoli 0-1 Athletic Bilbao (Muniain)

Well, the man who said he couldn't wait to play in Naples has given his Spanish club's hopes of reaching the Champions League group stages a massive boost with a goal in Italy four minutes before half-time!

20:28 BST

19/08/2014

WILSHERE EFFORT!

That's more like it from Jack Wilshere, who has been quiet so far. He arrives well onto a loose ball and tries to bend iut around the keeper, but there's not enough swerve on it and Zengin claims easily. Five minutes until half-time, people.


20:24 BST

19/08/2014

TIDY WING MAN

Alexis Sanchez looks full of energy for Arsenal, getting past his man on the right yet again and sending in a teasing cross, only for Besiktas keeper Zengin to confidently claim. The Turkish side will have to stay closer to the Chilean if they are to survive this one.

20:21 BST

19/08/2014

STINGER

Pektemek and Demba Ba work the ball nicely outside the box, with the midfielder hitting a rasping drive at goal which Szczesny gratefully holds onto. A nice stop there.

20:19 BST

19/08/2014

GOAL! Copenhagen 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen (Bellarabi)

All square in Denmark - what a tie this is turning out to be! We're 31 minutes in, and there's been four goals aready.

20:18 BST

19/08/2014

PENALTY CALL

The Besiktas fans are furious here as they want a penalty after Calum Chambers goes in hard on a forward in the box, but it looked like a legitimate challenge. Referee Milorad Mazic will have to be strong in the face of such noise. Moments later Calum Chambers gives away a foul on Demba Ba, and has a long conversation with the official - he wasn't happy with how Ba hit the deck.

20:15 BST

19/08/2014

It's all quiet elsewhere in Europe after the early goals in Denmark and Austria - but it's surely only a matter of time before the floodgates open. There's too much at stake!

20:13 BST

19/08/2014

TURNING THE SCREW

Arsenal are looking more dangerous 25 minutes in, with Aaron Rambsey finding Olivier Giroud's run to the left of the box with a fine pass - the France international crosses to the back post, but Motta is alert to Alexis Sanchez' steaming run, and heads behind for a corner. Great defending, and it remains goalless.

Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal

20:07 BST

19/08/2014

SETTLING DOWN

We're 19 minutes into the game in Istanbul, and both sides have calmed since that frenetic opening. Arsenal are looking strong going forward, but Besiktas are plugging the midfield with bodies, and the Gunners are finding it difficult to work the space they crave.

20:05 BST

19/08/2014

GOAL! Salzburg (Schiemer) 1-0 Malmo

20:02 BST

19/08/2014

TASTY DANISH

It's all kicking off in Copenhagen, where the hosts find themselves 2-1 against Bayer Leverkusen after just 16 minutes! The Germans went 1-0 as well - a great turnaround already in the works.

20:00 BST

19/08/2014

SO CLOSE SANTI!

More good work from Alexis Sanchez this time, feeding Santi Cazorla on the right of the box - but the Spaniard can only flash a low shot across goal after beating his man. Plenty of pace and trickery from Arsenal already.

19:58 BST

19/08/2014

CLOSE FOR GIROUD!

And now Arsenal go down the other end and almost open the scoring... Alexis Sanchez shows his dribbling skills by getting away down the right flank and sliding a pass in for Olivier Giroud, whose first shot is blocked as he falls. The striker tries to convert from the floor, but the ball deflects up and into the arms of Besiktas keeper Zengin.

19:56 BST

19/08/2014

SZCZESNY SAVES!

That is a top stop from the Arsenal goalkeeper nine minutes in, getting a strong hand to Demba Ba's fine drive from range to keep the ball out of his left-hand bottom corner. That'll do the player's confidence a world of good.