Video: Arsenal beat Steaua Bucharest


Arsenal won but Sevilla won too – thus gaining the advantage of playing one of the runners-up in the first knockout round, with the second leg at home.Arsenal as a result will be thrown in against clubs such as AC Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Porto when the draw is made in Nyon a week or so later.More on that story here…

4 comments on “Video: Arsenal beat Steaua Bucharest
  1. I’ve been using a point system I developed to rank every club in the world. Its something I’ve worked on for a while and it takes in to count both domestic and international club results over the past year. It has been very time consuming tracking every int’l and domestic match in 2007, but fun as well. To save space, I have listed only the top 100 teams here. I hope it might spur some debate:
    1 Real Madrid SPA 106
    Internazionale ITA 106
    3 FC Barcelona SPA 104
    4 Manchester Utd ENG 102
    5 Arsenal ENG 101
    6 Chelsea ENG 99
    7 Olympique Lyon FRA 98
    8 Villarreal CF SPA 96.5
    9 Santos BRA 96
    AS Roma ITA 96
    11 Bayern München GER 95
    Boca Juniors ARG 95
    13 Hamburger SV GER 92.5
    14 Werder Bremen GER 92
    15 FC Porto POR 91
    16 Girondins Bordeaux FRA 90.5
    17 Atlético Madrid SPA 89.5
    18 São Paulo FC BRA 89
    Liverpool ENG 89
    20 Flamengo BRA 85
    AS Nancy FRA 85
    22 Valencia CF SPA 84
    23 Bayer Leverkusen GER 82.5
    24 Juventus ITA 82
    PSV Eindhoven NED 82
    RCD Espanyol SPA 82
    Osasuna SPA 82
    28 AC Milan ITA 81
    29 Grêmio BRA 79
    Fiorentina ITA 79
    Toluca MEX 79
    CF América MEX 79
    33 Getafe CF SPA 78.5
    34 Manchester City ENG 78
    Udinese ITA 78
    Racing Santander SPA 78
    Benfica POR 78
    Sevilla FC SPA 78
    39 Everton ENG 76.5
    40 Celtic SCO 76
    RCD Mallorca SPA 76
    Schalke 04 GER 76
    43 Lanús ARG 75
    Portsmouth ENG 75
    Le Mans FRA 75
    46 Karlsruher SC GER 74
    Real Zaragoza SPA 74
    48 Galatasaray TUR 73
    49 Aston Villa ENG 72
    50 Rangers SCO 71
    51 Tigre ARG 70
    Valenciennes FRA 70
    Atalanta ITA 70
    Santos Laguna MEX 70
    Guadalajara MEX 70
    Ajax NED 70
    57 Slavia Praha CZE 69
    Blackburn ENG 69
    Athletic Bilbao SPA 69
    Fenerbahçe TUR 69
    61 Houston Dynamo USA 68
    62 VfB Stuttgart GER 67
    63 Fluminense-RJ BRA 66
    Hannover 96 GER 66
    Sampdoria ITA 66
    66 OGC Nice FRA 65
    Feyenoord NED 65
    Vitória Guimarães POR 65
    Sivasspor TUR 65
    70 Banfield ARG 64
    Atlante MEX 64
    72 Cruzeiro BRA 63
    West Ham ENG 63
    74 Rennes FRA 62
    75 Besiktas TUR 61
    N England Revolution USA 61
    Sporting CP POR 61
    78 Argentinos Juniors ARG 60
    Newcastle ENG 60
    Hertha BSC GER 60
    SC Heerenveen NED 60
    Hibernian SCO 60
    UD Almería SPA 60
    84 Napoli ITA 58
    Real San Luis MEX 58
    SK Brann NOR 58
    87 Palmeiras BRA 57
    Birmingham ENG 57
    Sporting Braga POR 57
    Real Valladolid SPA 57
    Chivas USA USA 57
    92 Eintracht Frankfurt GER 56
    DC United USA 56
    94 Club Brugge BEL 55
    Internacional BRA 55
    FK Teplice CZE 55
    Tottenham ENG 55
    AS Monaco FRA 55
    FC Twente NED 55
    Vitória Setúbal POR 55

  2. That’s an interesting list Derek. I’m not sure why Arsenal are above Chelsea, who won two trophies (beating Arsenal for one) since Arsenal were pretty poor from January through April. Liverpool actually finished above them in the league, and got to the Champion’s League final, but are much further back. Still, it’s a good list to pick apart.

  3. Hi Derek
    Elaborating on Andrew’s point- are you taking into account transfer money? That would account for Arsenal ranking a bit higher than Chelsea.

  4. Derek’s list deserves its own post.
    No way Milan is at 28. No way. Beat by Hamburger and Bordeaux? Fuhgeddaboutit…

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