Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/7/11
Despite qualification and top spot already secure before Tuesday night's clash in Athens, Wenger - taking charge of his 200th European tie - expected better as defensive lapses from what was an experienced back four again proved costly as the visitors trailed 2-0 at the break. In-form Algeria striker Rafik Djebbour slotted home on 16 minutes after a loose ball was not cut out at the edge of the area, before substitute keeper Vito Mannone - on for the injured Lukasz Fabianski - made a hash of his clearance as David Fuster put the hosts in the driving seat to reach the last 16. Yossi Benayoun slotting home a consolation on 57 minutes before Francois Modesto secured victory with a minute left. However, that was not enough as rivals Marseille produced a late rally to win at Borussia Dortmund and deny the Athens club qualification as they had to make do with the Europa League instead. Wenger, who revealed full-back Andre Santos was set for a spell on the sidelines after going off with an...
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