Dinamo Zagreb deals 10-man Arsenal Champions League defeat
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.