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Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal (FT), Napoli 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (FT) - Champions League LIVE!
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23:04 BST

19/08/2014

THAT'S ALL HE WROTE

Right, that is it for tonight's LIVE Champions League blog! Arsenal escaped Turkey with a goalless draw, but will now face Besiktas in the return leg without Aaron Ramsey - a tall order. Napoli rescued a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao, but with the second leg in Spain, and with an away goal, the Basque side have to be favourites. Bayer Leverkusen and Steaua look confident of progress, but Malmo's late goal at Red Bull Salzburg could leave us with a dramatic Swedish second leg. I've been Tom J Doyle, and stick with us for the LIVE commentary of Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid. Bye for now!

Real 0-0 Atletico LIVE!

22:55 BST

19/08/2014

One Arsenal player who enjoyed a tense evening was - you guessed it - Calum Chambers. The boy is a social media fiend!

22:53 BST

19/08/2014

NO NEW TARGETS

Any Arsenal fans that may have been a little worried following their side's limp display at Besiktas  - Olivier Giroud, we're looking at you in particular - will be suitably unimpressed to know that Arsene Wenger has no new transfers plans to speak of...

Regarding his transfer plans, the Gunners boss told the club's website after the game: "Not at the moment, no. I have nothing special to add on that at the moment. Honestly, we are not close to signing anybody.

"We always want to win but look, Besiktas could have won the game, and we could have won the game as well. Maybe a draw is a fair result because both teams had chances to win the game. We know Besiktas are a good team. We know the game will be certainly tight again, but we play at home. The task is clear for us, we want to win the game.We faced a very good Besiktas team tonight who were at our level. Their commitment was absolutely fantastic."

I'm not too sure how well that will go down with fans who are craving another defender, midfielder and striker, but Wenger will be Wenger - that's why we love him!

22:42 BST

19/08/2014

MAN OF THE MATCH?

A fair few votes for a certain Besiktasstriker so far - if only one of his three efforts found the net, eh?

22:35 BST

19/08/2014

NAPLES STALEMATE

Gonzalo Higuain struck in the second half to rule out Iker Muniain's priceless away goal for the Basque side to set up an enthralling second leg in Spain - who's your money on to progress?

Napoli 1-1 Athletic Bilbao: Report

22:26 BST

19/08/2014

Not a happy camper...

22:19 BST

19/08/2014

CALM CALUM

If you want to find out how Calum Chambers got on against Besiktas, check out our scouting report below. Here's what his manager had to say about him: "I think he was once again very good and convincing in his performance. He coped with the pressure, coped with the challenges and a pitch that overall was not easy - I think he has done extremely well."

Scouting Report: Calum Chambers

22:06 BST

19/08/2014

YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

That's what Arsene Wenger had to say about Aaron Ramsey's red card, telling reporters after the game (in his best John McEnroe voice): "Both yellow cards for Aaron Ramsey are unbelievable When you see the fouls they have made today it's not serious. Just not serious.

"We could have won it but they had chances as well. In the end we didn't lose and hopefully we will make it at home."

Wenger slams Ramsey red card decision: 'It's just not serious'

21:56 BST

19/08/2014

MADRID DERBI

Don't forget that Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in around six minutes' time in the Spanish Super Cup. If you're looking for a fine way to wrap off your Tuesday evening, you could do worse than by following the action on our play-by-play commentary below...

Real vs Atletico LIVE!

21:50 BST

19/08/2014

RELIEF

That's probably what Arsene Wenger will be feeling at the moment after seeing Besiktas go close throughout the game against his 10-man Gunners side, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could well have won it for the Premier League team at the death. One thing's for sure - it's shaping up to be a tasty second leg in London.

Report

21:47 BST

19/08/2014

It's full-time around Europe now - let's get those final scores...

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

21:41 BST

19/08/2014

GOAL! Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 Malmo (Forsberg)

That could well be a crucial goal for the Swedish side, with an injury-time strike giving them hope for the home leg.

21:39 BST

19/08/2014

FULL-TIME: Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal

Slaven Bilic - such a calm man usually, eh? - finally gets his marching orders for one too many protestations, and is sent to the stands roughly 20 seconds before the final whistle. No matter, as the Gunners have snuck a draw.

21:37 BST

19/08/2014

Mathieu Flamini gets some lengthy treatment for a head injury, but he (predictably) looks fine, and gets loud whistles as he saunters off with a physio. Just a minute left now.

21:34 BST

19/08/2014

FOUR MINUTES OF ADDED TIME

Can Arsenal find a late away goal to swing the tie firmly in their favour?

21:34 BST

19/08/2014

GOAL! Steaua (Chipciu) 1-0 Ludogorets

That late goal surely makes Steaua favourites to reach the group stages now...

21:33 BST

19/08/2014

THE OX HITS THE POST!

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was so nearly a super-sub there, but his low effort hits the woodwork! So, so close there.

21:31 BST

19/08/2014

CHANCE FOR CHAMBERS

Calum Chambers almost has a chance to sneak a win for Arsenal here as the ball arrives from a corner, but he wasn't expecting to have a free header and the chance goes begging. A night of missed opportunities, really.

21:30 BST

19/08/2014

Five minutes left now - here's how things stand around Europe:

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

21:28 BST

19/08/2014

OH AARON...

Though Besiktas were breaking, it was a needless (albeit soft) foul from Ramsey, but the reaility is that Arsenal now have to survive the end of this game without their talisman. If Besiktas don't socre tonight, they'll only have themselves to blame.