FC Crvena Zvezda kept one valuable point against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The match ended by 0:0 offering more chances for the guests, than for the players of Arsene Wenger.
Despite two clear shots by Boakye, and a general stellar performance, the Belgrade’s Red and Whites wren’t able to score a goal.
Nevertheless, this didn’t disappoint various thousands of away fans, coming from all parts of both Serbia and the UK. They were much louder than the mostly silent home crowd. The Emirates Stadium itself was far from packed.
Despite mixed expectatios, Crvena Zvezda kept a surprising cool, giving Arsenal keeper Macey a run for his money. The first half offered two clear chances for the Red and Whites to take the lead, with the ultimate being the far kick from Boakye.
The very enthusiastic attacking player kept Serbian fans on their toes as he hit yet another crossbar in the second half. As the time was running out, so was the possibility for Zvezda to get that coveted goal. A goal that will be sorely missed.
Despite a few strong efforts by Giroud and Debuchy, Zvezda’s keeper Borjan kept a clean sheat.
Borjan’s amazing speed saved half a dozen potential shots for Arsenal, even though it was Zvezda that had more concrete opportunities to take on the lead. They currently hold 5 points on the scoreboard.
However, tonight was a chance for both Europe and Serbia to see the potential heights our football could rise to. Fast strikes, heavy defense and a constant striving for more. Just what we need to get the interest going.