14 Aug 2008

Arsenal win Champions League qualifier

10:15 am on 14 August 2008

Arsenal are through to the second leg of the Champions League football qualifiers with a two-nil win over the Steve McLaren-coached FC Twente.

A scrappy goal from William Gallas and a late Emmanuel Adebayor tap-in put Arsenal in control.

The two goals and a clean sheet should be enough to see Arsene Wenger's men through their second leg in London in a couple of weeks.

Other winners included Juventus, the Italian giants returning to European football with a bang by hammering Slovakian champions Artmedia Bratislava 4-0, while Barcelona also put four past Polish side Wisla Krakow without reply.

Bundesliga heavyweights Schalke 04 beat Spain's Atletico Madrid 1-0 in Germany while Liverpool had to rely on a penalty save by Pepe Reina to draw 0-0 with Standard Liege in Belgium.