Robin Van Persie, Arsenal FC

Arsenal 3-0 AC Milan (Agg 3-4)

Premier League top goal-scorer Robin Van Persie came through with a goal again for Arsenal in a historic clash with AC Milan during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal and AC Milan at Emirates Stadium on March 6, 2012 in London, England.

Van Persie has been inspirational for the Gunners this season having scored 25 Premier League goals for Arsenal this campaign.  The Dutchman has scored 126 career goals to date.

AC Milan advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League defeating the Gunners on aggregate after Arsenal fell just short of a miracle comeback despite a surprising 3-0 victory over the Italian Serie A leaders.

Arsenal had to score one more goal to stay in the Champions League race for silverware due to suffering a 4-0 first leg thrashing against Milan in the San Siro last month.

First-half Arsenal goals were scored by Laurent Koscielny, Tomas Rosicky and captain Robin van Persie - giving Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans hope for victory and giving Arsenal  an improbable 3-0 lead going into the second half.

In the second-half Milan regrouped were able to hold Arsenal from scoring a fourth goal that would have levelled the tie on aggregate.


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Uefa Champions League Last 16 Results
6 Mar 2012 Benfica 2 - 0 Zenit St Petersburg    
6 Mar 2012 Arsenal 3 - 0 AC Milan    
22 Feb 2012 Marseille 1 - 0 Inter Milan    
22 Feb 2012 Basel 1 - 0 Bayern Munich    
21 Feb 2012 Napoli 3 - 1 Chelsea    
21 Feb 2012 CSKA Moscow 1 - 1 Real Madrid    
15 Feb 2012 AC Milan 4 - 0 Arsenal    
15 Feb 2012 Zenit St Petersburg 3 - 2 Benfica    
14 Feb 2012 Lyon 1 - 0 Apoel Nicosia    
14 Feb 2012 Bayer Leverkusen 1 - 3 Barcelona