The absence of a number of stars from the first team meant opportunities when Arsenal took over Al-Nasr in Dubai on Tuesday afternoon
Unai Emery oversaw a 3-2 victory from the side with a number of players outside of his usual line-up of the first team and there were a handful of impressive executions
Sportsmail took a look at the nine young stars who played in the match at the Al Maktoum stadium, how they started and what the future holds.
Mavropanos is a physical-looking defender who has an innate talent to read the game well. For example, when Carl Jenkinson went missing in the first half, he did well to intercept.
Did not cover himself in glory, like the rest of the Arsenal defense, for Al-Nasr & # 39; s opener. But it was really experienced partner Shkodran Mustafi who was wrong, and he looked very composed in the second period as part of a back-three.
Konstantinos Mavropanos is a physical defendant but has an innate ability to read the game "
Konstantinos Mavropanos is a physical defender but has an innate ability to read the game
A giant central defender who was moved to the left to accommodate the absent members of the first team. balances out the positional shift and does well to defeat the Al-Nasr full-back with a few nice tricks.
His crossing left a little to be desired and he seemed to be struggling in terms of condition to get on and off. That can, however, be expected given his usual role. & # 39; It was a bit difficult for him, & # 39; Perry Groves admitted at halftime.
Zech Medley is a central defender who was moved to the left back and sometimes struggled
Charlie Gilmour, 20
Clearly a talented central midfielder who has the technical competence that you can expect from a graduate Arsenal academy. However, was overwhelmed when he returned in the first half against the senior players of Al-Nasr.
Must have said that he played a nice pass to the left in one phase. I would need some work to achieve Arsenal's strong midfield options.
Charlie Gilmour sometimes found it difficult to deal with Al-Nasr & # 39; s players who bombed forward
Ben Sheaf, 21
Like partner Gilmour, he has withstood most of the game, looking like a strong player and able to work at this level, spending his time in Stevenage in the second half of last season, which may explain his physical development.
Actually started as a central defender before moving to midfield. t Gilmour he seemed to have a better understanding of what to do in defensive situations against Al-Nasr.
A tricky winger who has the ability to shoot past his back when needed.
But he must clearly get a little better with his decision-making, because sometimes he can keep running with the ball when the dismissal is clearly the better option. Needs a bit of work to be the first team to be ready.
Dominic Thompson, 18
Lived much more comfortably than Zech Medley in that berth on the left and did not appear to be tortured at any time in the game.
So calm and composed that there was little left to see in his game. Could be anyone to watch. Dominic Thompson was more comfortable in the defense after he had come halfway "
] Dominic Thompson was more at ease in the defense after coming halfway. "
Dominic Thompson was much more comfortable in defense after his attack on half-time
Jordi Osei-Tutu, 20
A full-back who held a position behind fellow academy graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles on the right during the second half.
He has both the physical and technical capacity to print on a player, though it is a role in which Arsenal is well filled.
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The 18-year-old is considered to be the potential to be a striker of a note behind the scenes of the academy. I showed that on Tuesday afternoon in Dubai
Easily the most exciting version and not just for the purpose. He brilliantly won the ball back on the field and it was put together when it came down to actually throwing the ball into the net.
Could have had a second after being almost forced to defend himself in another mistake. Eddie Nketiah in the line-up of the first team.
John-Jules pressed well on the field during his time and earned his late goal
James Olayinka, 18
Did not have a huge impact on the game, although flashes showed.
Not as one note from the other midfielders produced in the Premier League academies in recent years.
Lionel Messi 31 should be in the dwindling years of his career, yet the records keep tumbling.
The victory was his 476th in a Barcelona shirt, which was a great success for his team, equal to the club record of Xavi.
During his 15-year period in the first team, Messi faced 85 different opponents And has been on the winning side against those at one time or another.
Surprisingly, the only Messi team never managed to beat UDA Gramenet, which now plays in the Segunda Catalana division.
Gramenet, who played in the Second Division B at that time, succeeded in causing a huge upset by winning the match 1-0.
Messi has never seen them since and therefore they remain the only team to defy him.
Seville, on the other hand, has been dragging more times at the end of Messi than they can count; they are the side that Messi has defeated more than anyone else (28).
By beating Lyon on Wednesday, Messi also reached the record of 477 wins from Xavi with Barcelona in much faster time, and did it in 673 games with a 71 percent win ratio compared to the 767 games of the Spaniard.
The Copa Libertadores last second leg between rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate is likely to play in Doha, Qatar on 8 December & # 39;
South American football board CONMEBOL announced Tuesday that
Doha, 8,268 miles from Buenos Aires, is the chosen location for Boca Juniors and River Plate to lock the horns again when the match is played to to continue, according to TYC Sports .
& # 39; The information we have is that the game will be played despite Boca & # 39; s complaint. , & # 39; said journalist Mariano Antico.
& # 39; The best possible is in Doha on 8 December. The decision can not be taken today. & # 39;
There are reports that another option is that the game will be played behind closed doors in Asuncion, Paraguay on December 9th.
It was reported on Tuesday that Boca Juniors refused to play – insisting that they should get the title after the chaos of last weekend in Buenos Aires.
With equilibrium balanced by 2-2, Boca players were injured by shards of broken glass and hit by tear gas, which was fired by the police to disperse the crowd outside the River Plate El Monumental stadium.
It had been hoped that the end of the South American equivalent of the Champions League, the first between the most famous clubs of Argentina, could be completed on Sunday, but Boca asked for another delay, some players had still suffer from the after effects of the tear gas.
This was a huge result for Unai Emery and Arsenal. It will give them the belief that they can not only finish in the top four, but also for Tottenham.
Arsenal showed what they were made of and were competitive across the field. Ainsley Maitland-Niles was excellent, Sead Kolasinac gave Arsenal a big width left and Granit Xhaka had his best match in a Gunners shirt.
The key to this victory was Emery's decision to play two attackers. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette constantly asked questions from the backs of the center of Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskayer's resurrection United was rattled.
Unai Emery played his best Arsenal XI against Man United and took the three points
[Gunners versloeg de mannen van Ole Gunnar Solskjaer met 2-0 om hun plaats in de top vier in te nemen]
Compare this with the appearance of Arsenal in Old Trafford almost a year ago. They did that day, but did not compete.
Emery's team showed all the ingredients needed to finish in the top four on Sunday.
In the run of Arsenal are only three of their last eight games in the Emirates, if they want to do so, the manager must resist the urge to tinker. This team is struggling to find a way to be successful on the road. Emery made 76 changes to his basic set-up, the third largest part of a Premier League manager this season.
When Arsenal won titles, they did not have a team for Highbury and another for away games. It was the same XI every week. It's time for Emery to trust the players who have bravely fought to beat United to see Arsenal over the line.
It's hot or not time again as Sportsmails IAN LADYMAN shows what has made him warm and what has made him cold this week. Ajax football in lashing Real Madrid was the best of the week.
But before we get carried away and talk about blueprints for the future, it is worth noting that the Amsterdam club has not won a European trophy since 1995 and last year five years ago national competition has won
play in the last two matches of the ODI series of their country against Pakistan after the end of their ban on messing with balls, they have been told to forget the idea.
We all know that the couple will play in the World Cup this summer, but at least their country is doing well, as if their route back in the team is difficult to earn
] DARREN FLETCHER
During a big night for Manchester United, BT's leading commentator made his own mark. & # 39; And Solskjaer has won it, & # 39; cried Fletcher full-time, with Clive Tyldesley's remark about the end of the Champions League final in 1999. Good commentators are thinking on their feet.
The son of the former star of Chelsea Dennis is remembered as one of the first babies & # 39; s who was worn on a soccer field when he picked up the 2000 FA Cup with his father in Wembley.
Almost two decades later and Wise Jnr has discovered that football is too hard to crack.
Much love for the.
French flier after PSG & # 39; s 2-0 first defeat of Manchester United in the Champions League – but not after the turnaround of Wednesday in Paris.
United will seldom be more fortunate than in Paris, but the key to everything was a bad night for the new golden boy of French football. Based on this evidence, the 20-year-old did not listen to the day his youth trainers told him about the value of playing with his head up.
With Cheltenham looming it will be interesting to see if new measures to protect horses have the desired effect after the fatalities of last year.
Meanwhile in America the legendary Santa Anita track – on which the big Seabiscuit stole so many hearts – closed after 21 horses died during a season that only started on Boxing Day. This is not a printing error. The number is really 21.
United led 2-1 in the night with minutes on the clock and needed another goal to continue with goals, with a tie of 3-3.
United went to Paris with a paralyzing list of injuries: none Anthony Martial no Juan Mata, no Paul Pogba, no Alexis Sanchez and the bank was littered with a handful of academic prospects.
Presnel Kimpembe was considered to have purposely dealt with the ball against Man United
Up Marcus Rashford stepped in to score a late winner for the team of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
PSG & # 39 ; s victory at Old Trafford represented only against the report card of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took over the helm Interim boss in December from Jose Mourinho.
It seemed that his side was winning in the Parc des Princes, but failures in the first leg would prove expensive unless he could evoke the late drama.
Many pointed to the triple winning side of 1999, which climbed the Champions League in the most dramatic conditions in Barcelona after a stoppage-time winner of Solskjaer, as a team that had to channel the current harvest into French capital.
From the ambitious shot of Diogo Dalot to a personal moment for Presnel Kimpembe, here,
Sportsmail takes you through an overview of how the last moments unfolded in Paris in what a famous European night was for United …
The shot from Dalot
Right now United has to be careful with the wind because 2-1 up in the night is not enough , they go out.
The Portuguese Diogo Dalot gets a cross-field pass from Rashford when he attacks the space before he goes from 25 yards to the finish.
His shot is ambitious and should be something special to defeat Gianluigi Buffon, but the goalkeeper is unmoved while the shot is blocked by Kimpembe just inside the penalty area.
Diogo Dalot focused on PSG & # 39; s goal from 25 meters in the knowledge United needed a goal
Striking on the arm
PSG & # 39; s goal was under attack and they put bodies on the line to prevent a late collapse.
Kimpembe jumped up and struck Dalot's shot, the ball taking him on the back of his forearm.
His arm is slightly raised by the movement of twisting while he jumps, but in his – and his teammates – spirit it is a corner ball.
The striking strike is blocked by the arm of Kimpembe when he turns his back on the strike of Dalot first to protest against referee Damir Skomina that the ball touched the arm of Kimpembe.
Young star Tahith Chong is less strict, but follows Dalot's lead on a penalty.
The unexpected reaction of Romelu Lukaku and Mason Greenwood is to point the corner flag to make sure it's their ball. PSG's players are unmoved.
The Portuguese full-back appeals to handball, but his teammates seem initially unmoved
Tahith Chong (right of referee) joins protests while Mason Greenwood (right) claims a corner
Chong strolled across, ready to deliver the ball to a sea of pink Manchester United players who had flooded the box at this stage.
Skomina reached out and ordered delivery to his whistle while he listened to instructions in his ear about handball shouting seconds earlier.
Dalots shot was taken at 89:09 and with 89:50 on the clock, Skomina points for a pitch-side review using a replay on the monitor. The players of PSG are astonished at the decision, one even sinks to the knees at the decision to revise.
The referee listened to instructions from the VAR team and soon asked for a VAR review
This was the lifeline that United needed, as awarded, United knows that they are jumping away from the famous turnaround, which got little to no chance before the kickoff.
Skomina stumbles to the pitch-side monitor, near the center line, to check the repetition of the recording.
He was away from the player and tried to give himself time to think as he judged several angles of both the effort of Dalot and the block of Kimpembe.
The referee rushed to the pitch-side monitor so he could inform his replays with
Words with Solskjaer
The Manchester United Ben, who felt the size of the moment during the tie, quickly moved closer to the monitor and Skomina made an attempt to convince him that it was handball.
Assistant boss Mike Phelan arrived and was followed by Solskjaer who was told in no uncertain terms to return to his dugout while he made his decision.
At this stage, a minute and 29 seconds had passed since Dalot's strike had been connected with Kimpembe's arm.
Skomina did not have to be rushed as the Parc des Princes was a cacophany of noise used to be; home fans desperate to get a postponement and the exciting distance that one of those famous European finals feels.
Finally, 130 seconds after Dalot's attack on goal, the referee signaled the decision via VAR and pointed to the penalty spot.
PSG was astonished and for Kimpembe, a goal-scorer in the away match at Old Trafford, it was a heads-up-in & # 39; moment because I knew it was probably a place in the tournament would cost.
All Kimpembe could not wait but he looked deflated at the thought that his team would be his favorite
furiously. Their place in the quarter-finals hung on a thread and Captain Thiago Silva participated in an angry debate about the innocence of Kimpembe.
But the decision was made. Silva, Kimpembe and Marco Verratti would not change their mind at this stage.
VAR had spoken and Manchester United had an injury time penalty.
Rashford had picked up the ball while PSG continued to claim that the decision was wrong
Emotions are sky high at this stage, let alone the nerves.
PSG borders a meltdown and while Romelu Lukaku finds himself on a hat-trick, Rashford picks up the ball to take responsibility.
The pressure on the 21-year-old is absolutely immense. Miss and United go out, score and are done with it.
Luke Shaw, amid the PSG protests with the referee, runs to Rashford to give him what it seems to be a message of support before he takes the punishment.
Both sets of players hit – Fred in a struggle
Rashford appears ready, the ball was 205 seconds after the shot of Dalot on the spot and the drama finally seemed to be finished for the kick that had kicked in.
But the unified midfielder Fred took it hard with the players of PSG who moved into the area and he drove the box to make his feelings known to three stars of the host.
At this moment even Rashford must have felt the nerves. Waiting for the penalty was more than three minutes long and it seemed to be the defining moment of the game.
The striker never had a penalty for United since he announced himself in the first team under Louis van Gaal. Not that you had known that.
He put the right-handed attempt high in the top left corner and while Buffon was heading in the right direction, the power took advantage of him.
Rashford was harassed by his teammates as he rushed to the fans, knowing that United had completed a comeback, even the team of & # 39; 99 would have been proud of.
Rashford, in what was his first United penalty, forcefully converted to the upper left
United enjoyed wild celebrations while PSG went empty in another play-elimination
& # 39; He came on and played with anger & # 39 ;: Santiago Solari greets the match-winning impact of Gareth Bale while the boss of Real Madrid relaxes after Welshman refuses to celebrate with teammates
Gareth Bale came from the bank and & # 39; played with anger & # 39; but Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari insisted that there were no problems in the locker room after I refused to celebrate with teammates.
Bale, again on the bench, came in instead of scorer Karim Benzema with 74 minutes away and the score at 1-1.
After a controversial sanction after a violation on Casemiro, Bale stepped up and won the game for Solari's side, only to react angry when teammates tried to celebrate it with him.
Bale made it 2-1 and won the match but it did not seem in the right mood to celebrate it
Goalkeeper of Madrid, Thibaut Courtois last week that Bale a kind one is hidden in the locker room and chooses to join teammates for late evening meals.
When she was questioned about Bale's reaction after scoring what appeared to be the winning goal against Levante on Sunday, Solari looked at quell-suggestions for unrest in the locker room.
& # 39; He was happy in the locker room because he scored, & # 39; Solari told reporters.
Bale placed the second penalty of Real Madrid to connect all three points against Levante
. I liked how he came and played with fury. He won the contest and did a great job. I thought he had a fantastic match.
& # 39; He gave us the victory. If you scored the goals, you can celebrate as you want. & # 39;
Since coming back from an injury, Bale has just started two matches of eight, because he still fights the emptiness that Cristiano Ronaldo left last summer.
Bale would have learned very little Spanish since he was a member of the club six years ago, but his contribution on Sunday was of vital importance, because Real closed the lead on La Liga leaders Barcelona to 12 points after he had played a match less.
Real Madrid boss played talking about a break in the locker room while praising Bale's impact