Arsenal 2 Borussia Dortmund 0: Sanogo and Alexis seal progress

Yaya Sanogo’s first goal for Arsenal helped clinch a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund and qualification for the UEFA Champions League last 16.

The France Under-21 international replaced Danny Welbeck – absent with a knee problem – as the spearhead of Arsenal’s attack and opened his account for the club in the second minute of this Group D clash at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

A fine second-half strike from Alexis Sanchez – his 13th goal of an impressive season – sealed victory for Arsene Wenger’s men, who came in for criticism after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal needed just a point to be assured of qualification, but victory leaves them with a chance of sealing top spot in the group and avoiding a potentially tricky last-16 tie.

For Dortmund – already well off the pace behind leaders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga – defeat ended their perfect record in the competition this season as a side missing influential playmaker Marco Reus through injury struggled to make much of an impact.

UCL Results:

Atletico Madrid 4 – 0 Olympiakos
Malmo FF 0 – 2 Juventus

Basel 0 – 1 Real Madrid
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 2 – 2 Liverpool

Zenit St. Petersburg 1 – 0 Benfica
Bayer Leverkusen 0 – 1 Monaco

Anderlecht 2 – 0 Galatasaray
Arsenal 2 – 0 Borussia Dortmund

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