UEFA Youth League- Matchday 1
Borussia Dortmund 0 Arsenal 2
The Arsenal first-team may have suffered a deeply disappointing 2-0 defeat in Dortmund last night, but the club’s young prospects were victorious by that scoreline in their opening UEFA Youth League fixture.
Kaylen Hinds scored both goals in the first-half, with assists being provided by Dan Crowley and Chris Willock. This was a commendable victory for a young team comprised almost entirely of English players with the exception of Gedion Zelalem.
Without many of the players who helped them to reach the latter stages in last season’s competition, you could have been forgiven for predicting that Arsenal would struggle here.
However, they more than held their own, with Willock and Hinds particularly impressive.
Arsenal’s next fixture in this competition is at home to Galatasaray.
Arsenal: Huddart; Johnson, O’Connor, Wright, T. Moore; Maitland-Niles, Zelalem; Iwobi, Crowley, C. Willock; Hinds.
Subs: Mavididi (for Iwobi), Robinson (for Willock), Dobson (for Johnson). Not used: House, M. Bola, Sheaf, Smith.