Arsenal cruises past Galatasaray, into Champions League second round
ISTANBUL (AP) — Aaron Ramsey and Lukas Podolski each scored twice to give Arsenal a 4-1 victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League Group D on Tuesday.
Arsenal has already qualified for the last 16 of the competition but was playing for a chance to secure top spot in the group.
Podolski opened the scoring two minutes into game, shooting high into the top left corner. Eight minutes later Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drew two defenders before passing to Ramsey, who powered the ball low into the left corner. A fierce volley by Ramsey from 25 yards out in the 28th gave Arsenal its third goal.
Galatasaray's consolation came from a free kick by Wesley Sneijder in the 86th minute from just outside the penalty area.
In the final minute of added time, Podolski made it 4-1 when he rounded the goalkeeper to slot the ball into the bottom right corner.