Arsenal is hosting Fenerbahçe in the second round of a playoff to qualify for the prestigious UEFA’s Champions League tournament. The winner of this home-and-away series determined on an aggregate score will advance to the group stage of the tournament.
The Champions League is considered the most prestigious soccer tournament in Europe.
Date: August 27
Start Time: 2:40 p.m. ET
Location: London, England
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV Info: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2 Go
Aggregate Score: Arsenal 3 - Fenerbahçe 0
Last week Aresenal beat Fenerbahçe in Istanbul 3 goals to 0, that gives the Turkish side quite the uphill battle. If Fenerbahçe can keep Arsenal scoreless they’ll need to score 3 goals to force over time and 4 goals to win.. If Arsenal scores though they’d have to win this game by a 4 goal margin. For instance, if Arsenal scored 1 goal, Fenerbahçe would need to score 4 to win and advance, scoring 4 goals and tying Arsenal 4-4 on aggregate would give Fenerbahçe the edge because they’d have 4 away goals to Arsenal’s 3.
To sum it up, Fenerbahçe needs 4 goals to win and plus 1 goal for ever goal Arsenal scores. Arsenal is looking to hold onto their lead and make their 16th consecutive trip to the Champions League group stage.
“We need to be playing at the pinnacle of football and that is the Champions League,” defender Carl Jenkinson said, via ESPN FC.
“If you want to improve and test yourself against the best players in the world, you have to be playing in the Champions League.
“It’s vitally important and that’s what makes tomorrow massive for us.
“It’s vitally important we go out there and finish the job.”