Arsenal mounted a fantastic comeback at the Emirates against a Barcelona side who had a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic that appeared to give them the impetus ahead of the second leg at the Nou Camp.
The Swedish International scored twice in a 13 minute second half spell after a first half stalemate. Then Arsene Wenger urged his side into action and they came roaring back to keep themselves in the hunt for a Semi Final berth.
First Theo Walcott scored what appeared to be nothing more than a hopeful consolation but then Carles Puyol was sent off and Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas scored from the spot to give the north London side a lifeline for the second leg against the Catalan giants.
Arsenal – Barcelona 1st Half Highlights
Arsenal 0-1 Barcelona (Ibrahimovic)
Arsenal 0-2 Barcelona (Ibrahimovic)
Arsenal 1-2 Barcelona (Walcott)
Arsenal 2-2 Barcelona (Fabregas goal and Puyol Sending off)