Arsenal knocked nine-times
winners Real Madrid out of the Champions League on Wednesday as a goalless
Highbury draw was enough to send the Londoners into the quarter-finals 1-0 on
aggregate. Arsenal dominated the first half but failed to take their chances,
the best falling to Jose Antonio Reyes who fired against the bar in the 43rd
minute with the goal gaping.
Real, as badly off the pace in the first period as they had been in the first
leg, injected some pace after the break and went agonisingly close on the hour
when Raul smacked an 18-metre half-volley against a post then saw home keeper
Jens Lehmann somehow claw his follow-up past the upright.
Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, scorer of the only goal in the Bernabeu, twice
went close in the last 20 minutes as both teams threw men forward in increasing
desperation but neither could find the net, much to Arsenal's satisfaction.