IF IT WASN FOR THE SPOT WE WOULDNT OF HAD ALOT

Arsenal 1 Roma 0

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A first-half penalty from Robin van Persie gave Arsenal a narrow lead going into the away leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Roma.Arsenal were the better team over the 90 minutes, taking a deserved lead when Van Persie was fouled by Philippe Mexes and then fired in low from the spot. Fellow striker Nicklas Bendtner struck over from eight yards, while Emmanuel Eboue sent his shot inches wide.Marco Motta went close for Roma but his 25-yarder was saved by Manuel Almunia.Apart from that and a John Arne Riise shot that fizzed past the Arsenal upright, the team from Italy's capital did little to excite their band of supporters at the Emirates Stadium.Man of the match was Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.



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