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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Arsenal 6 - 0 RC Lens...

Sometimes it's just all worth while. Sometimes it's all worth the effort. Trudging through the wind and the rain to football matches both home and away, up and down the country, to Newcastle, to Europe, over land and sea. Sometimes it just all comes together.
And last night was one of those nights.
It was home game. In a European competition we'd not been in for some seven years. It was a return leg playing against French team RC Lens.
Early last month they'd beaten us in that first leg in their wretched stadium just between Paris and Lille. But last night we had them on home turf.
So after a lovely meet-up with a gaggle of gaygooners plus our Amercian guests in the pub we all headed to the Emirates Stadium out for revenge - and boy, did we enact it.
We scored five senstational goals in the first half - all by different players - and then a final nail in the coffin in the second to seal the rout.
As each goal went in the crowd seemed to grow that little bit more; in voice, in volume. By the final whistle we were all on cloud nine. The songs rang out loud and clear. The joy was so strong you could almost taste it.
A bit of a shame that the Lens fans lit so many flares though - how did they get in with them? - and some were even chucked at home supporters.  At one point it looked like the stadium had been set on fire. Idiots. I hope Lens get a hefty fine.
So Lens are out of this year's UEFA Champions League competition, and we have reach the last 16 teams. Hah! 
And those goals scorers?
Havertz (13' minutes / Assist Gabriel Jesus)
Gabriel Jesus (21' minutes / Assist Saka)
Saka (23' minutes)
Martinelli (27' minutes / Assist Tomiyasu)
Ødegaard (45'+1 minutes / Assist Tomiyasu)
Jorginho (86' minutes pen)

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