x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Arsenal romp past hapless Porto

Arsenal demolished a feeble FC Porto side 4-0 with two goals each from Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor firing them to the top of Group G.

Arsenal's Robin van Persie, center, celebrates after scoring the Gunners' third goal in a 4-0 win against Group G opponents FC Porto.
Arsenal's Robin van Persie, center, celebrates after scoring the Gunners' third goal in a 4-0 win against Group G opponents FC Porto.

LONDON // Arsenal demolished a feeble FC Porto side 4-0 in the Champions League at the Emirates last night with two goals each from Robin van Persie and Emmanuel Adebayor firing them to the top of Group G. The Dutch forward van Persie settled some early Arsenal jitters to slot the opener after 31 minutes before Adebayor headed the second shortly before half-time. Porto, who have never won in England, capitulated after the break and van Persie waltzed through to make it 3-0 before Adebayor converted a penalty with 19 minutes remaining. The visitors had hit the crossbar through Cristian Rodriguez when the score was 0-0 but were completely outplayed as Arsenal recorded their first win in this season's competition after drawing their opener 1-1 with Dynamo Kiev. *Reuters

AaB Aalborg 0 Man Utd 3 Villarreal 1 Celtic 0 Bayern Munich 1 Lyon 1 Fiorentina 0 Steaua Bucharest 0 Arsenal 4 FC Porto 0 Fenerbahce 0 Dynamo Kiev 0 BATE Borisov 2 Juventus 2 Zenit St Petersburg 1 Real Madrid 2