Following an unforgettable performance, Arsenal emerged victorious against Lens with a 6-0 triumph, in what was the 5th round of the Champions League Group B. A defeat that subsequently resulted in Lens' elimination from the Champions League knockout stage.
The match took place at the famous Emirates Stadium. Lens was optimistic about replicating a similar victory that their predecessors had achieved 25 years ago at Arsenal. However, this optimism was snuffed out just 13 minutes into the game, following an opening goal by Havertz.
Subsequent goals came in quick succession. Jesus and Saka scored at 21 and 23 minutes respectively, followed by Martinelli's goal at 27 minutes. Just before the halftime whistle, Odegaard struck to further consolidate Arsenal's lead. These goals proved too much for Lens, who found themselves overwhelmed and failed to create any significant attacking opportunities. The most notable attempt came from a shot by Medina that only managed to hit the post.
Second Half: Arsenal Maintains Control
In the second half, Arsenal continued to dominate possession and the flow of the game. Lens, on the other hand, was struggling to create meaningful opportunities. The situation further worsened for Lens when Khusanov fouled Martinelli in the penalty area. This transgression led to Jorginho scoring a goal from the penalty spot at the 86-minute mark.
Implications of the Result
With this game, Lens suffered a significant defeat, represented by the final score 6-0. Their future in the Champions League is over. Their last hope is to secure a spot in the Europa League, on the condition that they do not lose to Sevilla in the next two weeks.