FC Arsenal 1-0 Beskitas – (1-0 agg.)
2014 FA Cup winners, FC Arsenal, have earned a spot in the 2014-15 elite Champions League group stage competition for the 17th consecutive season.
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners defeated Turkish side Beskitas at Emirates Stadium to win another chance for glory and major silverware for the titan club.
The first leg of the tie ended up in a goaless draw in Turkey.
The second leg of the tie was a hard-fought battle with Arsenal reduced to only 10 men at the end after Mathieu Debuchy was sent off.
The only goal of the 2 match tie was by Arsenal’s new £32m summer signing, Alexis Sanchez. It was Sanchez’s debut goal for the Gunners that gave Arsenal the victory at 1-0 agg.
A spot in the Champions League tournament is worth a around £20 million+ in UEFA and TV money.