16 Feb '11, 11pm

Arsenal stun Barcelona with a 2-1 fightback in Champions League Can they go all the way this season?

Arsenal stun Barcelona with a 2-1 fightback in Champions League Can they go all the way this season?

Arsenal's Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin celebrates after scoring a goal during the Champions League round of 16 first-leg football match between Arsenal and FC Barcelona. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON - ARSENAL gave themselves a fighting chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals here on Wednesday, coming from behind to stun favourites Barcelona 2-1 in a pulsating encounter. Two goals in the final 12 minutes from Robin van Persie and substitute Andrey Arshavin clinched a dramatic victory for the English Premier League side after Barcelona had taken the lead through a first-half David Villa strike. The result means Arsenal - thrashed 6-3 on aggregate by Barcelona in last year's quarter-finals - will carry a narrow lead into Camp Nou when the two sides meet in the second leg on March 8. -- AFP

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