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Published on Nov 07, 2012
 

Schalke strike back to draw with Arsenal

 
 

GELSENKIRCHEN (AFP) - Hosts Schalke 04 came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Arsenal here in the Champions League on Tuesday to leave the Royal Blues top of Group B.

Having lost 2-0 to Schalke at North London's Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago, Arsenal shot into an early lead as England's Theo Walcott and France's Olivier Giroud netted to leave the Royal Blues stunned at the sold-out Veltins Arena.

But Holland striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar pulled one back for Schalke on the stroke of half-time, then Peru forward Jefferson Farfan netted the equaliser miday through the second half to claim a point.

Schalke had their chances to win the game with 20 shots on goal, compared to Arsenal's eight, and the lion's share of possession.