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Dinamo Zagreb swept to a surprising 2-1 victory over 10-man Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday as the Londoners' made a dismal start to their campaign in Group F.

September 16, 2015

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Dinamo Zagreb swept to a surprising 2-1 victory over 10-man Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday as the Londoners' made a dismal start to their campaign in Group F.

A goal by Josip Pivaric in the 24th minute and a sending-off for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud after a second yellow card in the 40th swung the game Dinamo's way.

Chilean forward Junior Fernandes headed Dinamo's second goal from a corner in the 58th.

Though substitute Theo Walcott pulled a goal back for Arsenal in the 79th minute, it was too little too late for Arsene Wenger's side.

Dinamo had never beaten a Premier League side before and had gone 15 matches without a victory in the competition, including qualifiers.

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