2006-04-05

Arsenal is in the Semi-Finals!

This result means a lot to every Arsenal supporter and to the institution. The city of Turin saw the Gunners reach the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time, after getting a 0-0 tie against Juventus.

The London team got the pass because of the result of the first leg with the Italian squad. That match finished with a 2-0 victory for Wenger's side.

"We really did everything possible and played at a great level, but the 2-0 from the first leg was too difficult to recover," Juventus boss Fabio Capello said. "We could not have done any better at this stage of the season."

In fact, Arsenal had a pair of chances in the second half, but goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stopped shots from Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas - the scorers in the first leg. Juventus' Pavel Nedved was ejected in the 77th minute when he got his second yellow card for a rough foul on Emmanuel Eboue.

Now Thierry Henry and his teammates will face Villarreal in the semi-finals. After all, this may be the most important year in Arsenal's history.