Arsenal win Amsterdam Tournament

August 2nd, 2005 by Ciarán Leave a reply »

Arsenal continued their successful pre-season with victories over Ajax (1 – 0) and Porto (2 – 1) to win the Amsterdam Tournament. have a full match report of the Porto game here.

The first match against Ajax on Friday evening was a fairly quiet affair, with Arturo Lupoli coming on as a sub scoring the winner in the last 10 minutes. Sundays match against Porto was better. Arsenal conceded in the first half due to some lax defending, but then Freddie Ljungberg came on at half time, and scored twice in a short spell to pull Arsenal back in front. Arsenal had a lot of flowing moves, and things are looking good for the coming season.

Hleb looks great. He set up Lupoli for the goal against Ajax, and played the full 90 minutes against Porto. He has very quick feet, and one particular move on the left wing against Porto was something directly out of the Thierry Henry book of Fancy Football Footwork 🙂


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