The one touch football and close control of Fabregas & Co was a joy to watch. It looks like the end of an era for this AC Milan team. Can Arsenal go all the way this year? Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, over at Old Trafford, Man Utd made hard work of their functional 1-0 win over Lyon. There were groans a plenty from the prawn sandwich brigade as Utd players seemed to be colour blind.
But never one to miss an opportunity to score, Ronaldo popped up to shoot his footballing load into the back of the Lyon net.
Over in Catalonia, the gallant Glaswegian spaghetti hoops Celtic didn't succeed in climbing Mount Everest, or turning over the 3-2 loss to Barcelona. They lost 1-0 to a Xavi goal.
Tonight Chelsea take on Olympiakos at Stamford Bridge. A loss to the Greeks could see Roman waving shalom to under fire coach Avram Grant. The tabloids and broadsheets, although employing different writing styles and page dimensions, both cover the story.
When asked about the consequences of failure tonight by The Sun, Grant paid tribute to the linguistic inventiveness of Britain's most popular tabloid. “You know better than me, but if we lose I’m sure you will find the words — you are every good with them.”
Arsenal 2 AC Milan 0