Ozil wondergoal completes stunning comeback in Bulgaria and puts Arsenal top of group
Published 01/11/2016 | 21:45
A late Mesut Ozil strike saw Arsenal come from two goals behind to beat Ludogorets and secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
With Group A rivals Paris St Germain beating Basle in Switzerland, a win for the Gunners was enough to see them through with two games to spare.
Ozil popped up with three minutes remaining to complete a 3-2 win, which had looked improbable following a shaky start to proceedings at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.
Ludogorets were two goals ahead inside the opening 15 minutes as Jonathan Cafu and Claudiu Keseru struck, but a first Champions League goal for Granit Xhaka and a header from Olivier Giroud before the break had Arsenal level and Ozil's late heroics mean they have qualified out of the opening group stage for a 17th consecutive season.