Gun­ners stunned at home as Ospina has a night­mare

The Herald - Sport - - FOOTBALL -

STAND-IN goal­keeper David Ospina had a night to for­get as Ar­se­nal slumped to a 3-2 home de­feat against Olympia­cos to leave their Cham­pi­ons League hopes in jeop­ardy.

Gun­ners boss Arsene Wenger had warned his side they al­ready faced a must-win tie fol­low­ing their open­ing Group F loss at Di­namo Za­greb. The Bar­clays Premier League side were be­hind against the run of play on 32 min­utes when a low shot from Felipe Pardo de­flected off Alex OxladeCham­ber­lain. Although Theo Wal­cott net­ted a quick equaliser, Ar­se­nal found them­selves trail­ing again when Ospina, cho­sen ahead of Petr Cech, dropped a cor­ner over the line.

Alexis Sanchez lev­elled on 65 min­utes, but Ar­se­nal hit the self­de­struct but­ton again as Olympia­cos im­me­di­ately scored through sub­sti­tute Al­fred Finnbo­ga­son to give the Greeks a first win in Eng­land at the 13th at­tempt.

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