Sports Champions League: Arsenal beaten blue and black by Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal started their 2014/2015 Champions League campaign in the worst possible way,losing 2-0 away to Borussia Dortmund in their first game of the group stages.

In a game that was completed one sided,Arsenal didn't turn up for the party as they were totally overran by the Germans.

Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund dominated Arsene Wenger's Arsenal,who were second best in all departments of the game.

Both teams had injury worries coming into the match with key players sitting out the game.

Arsenal were missing players like Mathieu Debuchy, Olivier Giroud,Nacho Monreal and Theo Walcott. While Dortmund seemed the worst hit: Marco Reus, Ilkay Gundogan,Nurin Sahin, Kirch, Kuba, Piszczek and Matts Hummels all missed the game.

Dortmund dictated everything that happened in the game,battering their opposition and it took a yeoman's job from Laurent Koscienly to be able to repel them for some time.

However,he couldn't stop Ciro Immobile who was the direct opposite of his name,racing through Arsenal's defence and scoring a solo goal,just at the stroke of half-time.

It was as if the wall caved in on Arsenal and they further opened up in the second half,allowing Pierre Aubameyang space to add to their misery in the game.

The truth is that Arsenal was the second best and none of their players stepped up to the plate when needed.

Mikel Arteta was constantly exposed and Mesut Ozil further showed lack of brilliance to change the complexion of the proceedings for his team.

Danny Welbeck further justified why Manchester United sold him in the summer,missing a handful of chances that he should have buried.

He got at least three chances that he should have taken advantage of,but he fluffed his efforts.
Dortmund would have at least gotten five goals if they had taken all their chances,with Henrikh Mkhitaryan missing a lot of the chances.

Arsenal will go back,knowing that they have to do a lot if they are to make it out of their group

Results of Champions League Matchday 1
Juventus 2 - 0 Malmö
Olympiakos 3 - 2 Atletico Madrid
Liverpool 2 - 1 Ludogorets
Real Madrid 5 - 1 FC Basel
Benfica 0 - 2 Zenit St Petersburg
Monaco 1 - 0 Bayer Leverkusen
Dortmd 2 - 0 Arsenal
Galatasaray 1 - 1 Anderlecht