Iwobi and Iheanacho on Songs in Europe

Arsenal youngster Alexander Iwobi was among the Goals as Arsenal Crushed Basel to top their Group through an impressive Lucas Perez Hattrick.


Iwobi was on target in the 53rd minute after receiving a pass from Mesut Ozil.
Lucas Perez hit a superb Champions League hat-trick for Arsenal against FC Basel at St. Jakob-Park as the Gunners capitalised on PSG's 2-2 draw against Ludogorets to top Group A with a 4-1 victory.
With PSG above Arsenal by virtue of a superior head-to-head record heading into the final group game, Arsene Wenger's Gunners were hoping on a slip-up from the French champions on order to secure top spot and a potentially favourable draw in the last-16.
Things were going Arsenal's way early on as Lucas Perez put the visitors two goals up with 16 minutes, with Kieran Gibbs assisting the Spanish striker for both strikes.
Brothers Granit and Taulant Xhaka once again lined up against each other, but Basel and Taulant were no match for the Gunners' incisive movement as they toyed with their opponents - and Ludogorets duly played their part by taking a 1-0 lead against PSG through Virgil Misidjan.
David Ospina was alert to make a couple of fine saves to prove Wenger right in sticking with his decision to make the Colombian goalkeeper his No.1 in Europe, and Arsenal picked up where they left off after the break as Lucas completed his hat-trick two minutes after half-time.
Alex Iwobi then smashed home a close-range volley via a Mesut Ozil assist 53 minutes in to put the result beyond any doubt, though PSG hit back at Parc des Princes through an Edinson Cavani bicycle kick.
But there was more drama in store at Parc des Princes as Wanderson struck a crisp volley to make it 2-1 and pile the pressure on PSG coach Unai Emery.
The Ligue 1 champions desperately attacked and found an injury-time equaliser through Angel Di Maria, but the game finished 2-2.
Arsenal - who saw out their result in relative comfort in Switzerland despite a late Seydou Doumbia consolation goal - now head into the knockout stages with the prospect of a favourable draw.
Elsewhere, Kelechi Iheanacho was on hand to save Manchester City blushes as they drew one all at home against Celtic.
The game kicked-off in style as both sides found the back of the net in the opening 10 minutes but neither team could go on to break the deadlock
After starting with a bang, Tuesday night's game slowly fizzed out as the final whistle drew closer.
Spirit and style aplenty but dead-rubber clash ends in stalemate at the Etihad
The game kicked-off in style as both sides found the back of the net in the opening 10 minutes but neither team could go on to break the deadlock.
This game may have been irrelevant in terms of final
Champions League group standings, but it was not a wasted evening for Patrick Roberts. On loan from
Manchester City to Celtic, Roberts scored against and frustrated his parent club to end Celtic's European campaign on a positive note.
City were already assured of second spot in Group C and Celtic bottom before kick-off here, but the numerous personnel changes by Pep Guardiola made for an open, even and entertaining match.
Celtic played with attacking verve and provided City with a constant threat. This was not the kind of dour and defensive display often seen in previous years by Scotland’s champions, but one that will give Brendan Rodgers much optimism going forward.
There were some scuffles between opposition supporters in the closing stages, but on the whole this was a match played in good spirits by two sides intent on scoring. Kelechi Iheanacho demonstrated his sharpness with the equalising goal, but Roberts was the one that shone and Guardiola cannot have failed to notice his future potential.
Roberts, signed by City from Fulham for £11m in July 2015 and having made one Premier League appearance as a substitute for the club, made his mark on the game after just four minutes, during a frantic start in which City’s three-man defence struggled to settle. Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna played either side of teenager Tosin Adarabioyo, but the new-look defence looked vulnerable early on.
Guardiola made nine changes from the weekend defeat to Chelsea and it took a few minutes until his players relaxed into the game. That was not before Roberts had demonstrated his qualities against his parent club, darting inside and beating Clichy for agility and pace before finishing coolly past Willy Caballero whose poor ball out gave Celtic the scoring opportunity in the first place.
Roberts was a constant threat and Guardiola could have been forgiven for pondering why this talented attacker was lining up in the black of Celtic instead of the Manchester blue. Leroy Sane, playing left wing-back for City, was regularly required to check back and keep taps on Roberts instead of making runs forward himself. He could have also had a penalty shortly before half-time, with Clichy appearing to hold him back on the edge of the area.
However, while Roberts shone throughout, Celtic's lead only lasted four minutes. Ilkay Gundogan – alongside Sane the only player who remained in the team from the Chelsea loss – started the move in central midfield, finding Nolito who split the Celtic defence with a precise through ball to Iheanacho. The youngster accelerated onto the pass and finished emphatically, into the top corner with the outside of his right foot.

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