05.17.06

One Gun Short Of A Full Arsenal : Lehmann Sent Off

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Barcelona 0, Arsenal 1 (ht, Champions League final)

(Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann, shown sliding into Barca’s Samuel Eto’o just outside of the penalty area, midway through the first half)

Reduced to 10 men after Lehmann’s dismissal (above) — the first ever red card in a Champions League final — Arsenal have taken a 1-0 lead on a 41st minute Sol Campbell header, expertly nudged in off a Thierry Henry free kick from the right side.

There’s been some trouble with ESPN2′s HD signal, but I’m sorry to say that Tommy Smyth’s microphone is fully operational.

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