- Arsenal football club failed to qualify for this season's UEFA Champions League competition
- The Gunners hold a record of team with the longest minutes without conceding a goal
- Marco Reus' goal against Manchester City halted the Citizens' run of 788 minutes clean-sheet
Despite failing to qualify for this season’s Champions League competition, Premier League club Arsenal maintain their record at the competition so far.
The Gunners remain the only team who own the record of 995 minutes without conceding a goal, a feat which was set during the 2005/2006 season.
Manchester City were getting close to equaling such amazing record having gone 788 minutes without conceding before Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus struck in City’s 2-1 win on Tuesday night, April 6.
The Citizens managed a 2-1 win in the rough encounter right at the Etihad Stadium after Pep Guardiola’s men had gone seven games without conceding a goal.
Dortmund captain Marco Reus is the first player to score a Champions League goal against City since Luis Díaz for Porto in October.
And according to sports analytic company, OptaJoe, it means Arsenal’s record of going 995 minutes without conceding which was set in the 2005/06 campaign remain intact.
During the campaign Arsenal went all the way to the final but lost 2-1 to Barcelona after playing a large part of the game with 10 men.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have taken a huge step towards booking a place in the semifinals of the Champions League after seeing off Liverpool in the first leg of their last eight fixture played on the evening of Tuesday, April 6, at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
Vinicius Jr was arguably the man of the moment during the thrilling clash, with the Real youngster stepping up to fill the void left by a number of key players who missed the clash.
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The Reds were looking to avenge their 3-1 heartbreaking defeat in the hands of the Spanish giants during their 2018 meeting in the finals of the competition played in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho will not be available for selection for the rest of the ongoing campaign.
The 28-year-old Brazilian was said to have undergone another surgery in a bid to correct the 'meniscal cyst' in his left knee.
Coutinho has been out of action since last December after suffering a knee injury during Catalans' 1-1 draw against Eibar.