Between two Giroud scored Arsenal to Quarterfinals
London – Arsenal efforts to maintain FA Cup championship title is still open. The Gunners ensure a place in the quarterfinals after a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough hired goal by Olivier Giroud.
Entertaining Middlesbrough in the fifth round at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (15/02/2015) night, Arsenal won 2-0. Two goals kemenenangan created by Giroud Arsenal in the first round.
These results led Arsenal to qualify for the quarterfinals. The next opponent will be faced by Alexis Sanchez et al. will only be known after the draw which will be conducted on Monday (02/16/2015) night local time.
Arsenal took the initiative to attack from the start. In the fourth minute, the hosts have got the opportunity through Santi Cazorla. Free kick past the posse of players Middlesbrough lead into the bottom corner and forcing Tomas Tomas for rescue.
The dominant host Middlesbrough kept pressing. Tomas returned must perform rescue, this time from a shot Giroud released from outside the box.
Arsenal attack paid off in the 27th minute. Starting from Cazorla who sent the ball to Kieran Gibbs free-standing on the left side. Crossing Gibbs then easily accomplished by Giroud with a kick from close range to change the score to 1-0.
Two minutes later, Giroud re-listed his name on the scoreboard to double the lead Arsenal. His left foot volley welcomes a corner kick lodged in Middlesbrough goalkeeper.
Alexis Sanchez Arsenal almost added advantage in the 34th minute. Of the counter-attack, Mesut Ozil who moves from the left side and then sent the ball to Alexis who is able to conquer Tomas. But Adam Clayton could drive the ball before it goes into the empty goal.
Middlesbrough just got a chance in the 39th minute. Albert Adomah goes into the Arsenal defense area then fired right foot that leads to the far post. But Wojciech Szczesny without difficulty to secure the ball.
Entering the second half, Arsenal are still in control of the game. Attacks were built by Alexis and Ozil again endanger Middlesbrough goalkeeper. Once able to pass Kenneth Emeruo, Ozil fired a shot but it was blocked by Tomas.
Tomas again thwart good opportunities of Arsenal. He dispels Alexis header from close range free kick Cazorla.
Arsenal counter-attack in the 76th minute almost fruitless. Preceded by Giroud and Rosicky, Arsenal quickly utilizing a counterattack after a corner kick that obtained Middlesbrough can be driven by Gabriel. But Cazorla kick that receiving the ball from Rosicky still thin float over the crossbar.
Two minutes before the game was over, the new Theo Walcott came on for Danny Welbeck likely to increase the benefits of Arsenal. After receiving feedback breakthrough of Rosicky, Walcott then sprint into the penalty box. Walcott finish with a shot, but Thomas still can ward off the ball.
Coming to the end of the game, Middlesbrough got some opportunities. Adomah who moves from the right side made it past two Arsenal players and then fired remotely. But the ball was off of the goal.
In injury time, effort Kike hit the goalpost. Friend header welcomes feedback get past Szczesny, but the ball on the pole. Not long ago, the referee blew the long whistle.
Arsenal: Szczesny; Chambers, Gabriel, Koscielny (Gibbs; Cazorla, Flamini; Sanchez (Rosicky 71 ‘), Ozil, Welbeck (Walcott 72’); Giroud (Akpom 82 ‘)
Middlesbrough: Tomas; Fredericks, Omeruo, Gibson, Friend; Clayton, Leadbitter; Adomah, Tomlin (Vossen 53 ‘), Bamford (Reach 53’); Kike