Arsenal vs. Galatasaray: Emirates Cup Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Arsenal 1-2 Galatasaray (full time)
GOALS: Walcott (39'), Drogba (pen., 78'; 87')
FULL TIME: 1-2
No stoppage time. Drogba has scored both goals for Gala, including the cup-clinching winner.
The smile on Drogba's face after that. 'Trolling'.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) August 4, 2013
Oof, what a ball from Sneijder. First touch from Drogba exquisite, finish emphatic.— Joe Krishnan (@joekrishnan) August 4, 2013
You can't change your nature. Didier Drogba gets his brace, and likely the winner, against Arsenal.— Eric Beard (@BeardEric) August 4, 2013
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Sneijder pulls off his marker, leaving Mertesacker alone. Sneijder spots him and plays a great ball over the top from the left.
Excellent pass, and an even better first touch. Drogba then fires past Szczesny for what has to be the winner.
It had to be Drogba, didn't it?
86'—ARS 1-1 GAL
Drogba works some magic in the box, dribbling along the line toward goal before Mertesacker intervenes.
Corner to Gala, which Arsenal clear.
As it stands, Porto would win the trophy. Can either team find a winner?
Here's the penalty decision. Miquel was whistled for the "foul."
80'—ARS 1-1 GAL
Walcott plays into the box for Mertesacker, who heads over the bar. Decent chance there.
Podolski replaces Walcott for Arsenal. Akpom comes on for Ramsey. Can the Gunners find the winner?
Drogba converts the penalty with skill. Of course…
Drogba scores and absolutely milks the moment and the abuse. Hands to ears, pointing to name on shirt.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) August 4, 2013
Drogba falls under light contact in the box, and it's a penalty!
76'—ARS 1-0 GAL
Free kick for Gala on the left. Sneijder whips it in, but Szczesny is on hand to catch.
Another chance for Giroud moments ago, if you missed it:
Sneijder unleashes a wicked curling shot from long distance on the left side. Szczesny can only punch it away. What a strike!
69'—ARS 0-0 GAL
The Ox works into the box and falls belatedly under a challenge. No sympathy from the referee, who waves play on.
Another change for Arsenal. Ignasi Miquel replaces Kieran Gibbs.
Giroud collects a pass in the middle, then spins and sets up his favoured left foot…
…but the shot is tame and the keeper collects easily.
Arsenal sub Gedion Zelalem was born in 1997. That makes me feel very, very old.— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) August 4, 2013
Arsenal make a double substitution. 16-year-old Gedion Zelalem replaces Santi Cazorla. Gedion has had an impressive preseason. Let's see what he can do here.
Also, Olivier Giroud replaces Yaya Sanogo. What did you think of Sanogo today?
59'—ARS 1-0 GALA
Drogba runs onto a pass on the right and cuts inside to create space for himself. His shot is weak and fails to trouble Szczesny. Nice move, though.
A Mexican wave is rolling across the Emirates Stadium, a sure sign that everyone's lost interest in the football.— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) August 4, 2013
55'—ARS 1-0 GALA 0
Drogba takes a few deft touches in the Arsenal box, juggling the ball for a moment. Nothing comes of it, though.
Another halftime substitution we failed to mention: Sneijder entered for Galatasaray at the break.
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