Silva strikes to give Arsenal third straight win

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Brazilian World Cup star Gilberto Silva scored in the second half as Arsenal beat Auxerre 1-0 on Wednesday, taking its third straight victory in the Champions L

Silva strikes to give Arsenal third straight win

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Brazilian World Cup star Gilberto Silva scored in the second half as Arsenal beat Auxerre 1-0 on Wednesday, taking its third straight victory in the Champions League.The only goal of the game was in the 48th minute. New signing Gilberto Silva made full use of a Sylvain Wiltord cross.Striker Benjaman Waru Waru posed the only serious threat to Arsene Wenger's men in the 82nd minute when he hit the crossbar. The gunners went on to their third straight victory in the champions league.Meanwhile, defending champions Real Madrid looked like they might lose their first game when AEK Athens took the lead through a Tsartas free kick in the sixth minute.Real managed to equalise in the 15th minute after Zinedine Zidane hammered the ball into the far corner. But the Greek side humbled Madrid after they scored twice in the space of three minutes to go up 3-1.Zidane however came to his side's rescue once again in the 40th minute but Real were still 2-3 down at half time.Raul nearly leveled the game in the 52nd minute. But his shot only found the cross bar. Eight minutes later a Roberto Carlos cross found Gutti who cleverly volleyed the ball past the keeper to equalise.The 3-3 scoreline was a great result for AEK, especially after their club chairman was imprisoned on Tuesday on forgery charges and sentenced to 12 years in jail. His 18-year-old son is incharge of the club in the meanwhile.



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