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Akpom stars for Arsenal in Barca defeat

19 March 2014

City's on-loan striker Chuba Akpom scored against Barcelona Under-19s in a 4-2 defeat....

Coventry City’s on-loan striker Chuba Akpom starred for Arsenal Under-19s as they crashed out of the UEFA Youth League against Barcelona.


In a tight game in Catalonia, Munir El Haddadi put the home side ahead after the half-hour mark only to pegged back by a Serge Gnabry strike two minutes before half-time.


Adama Traore restored Barcelona’s lead in the 50th minute but it was Akpom who equalised for the Gunners after converting a Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill cross at the near post in the 82nd minute.


The young Gunners couldn't hold out though and goals from Wilfred Kaptoum and a second from Traore secured Barca’s passage to the semi-finals of the UEFA Youth League. 

Akpom will return to the Sky Blues and should be in contention for the trip to Brentford at the weekend.

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