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Gervinho scores winner as Arsenal beat Montpellier

Arsenal quickly recovered from an early setback to ruin Montpellier's Champions League bow with a 2-1 victory in their opening Group B match on Tuesday

Reuters , Tuesday 18 Sep 2012
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Arsenal's forward Gervinho from Ivory Coast reacts after scoring against Montpellier, during their Champions League Group B soccer match, at the La Mosson stadium, in Montpellier, southern France, Tuesday, Sept.18, 2012. (Photo:AP)
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Younes Belhanda's cheeky penalty put the French champions in front after nine minutes after Thomas Vermaelen was adjudged to have fouled him just inside the area.

The home crowd were silenced after 16 minutes when Lukas Podolski beat keeper Geoffrey Jourdren after being set up by former Montpellier favourite Olivier Giroud.

Two minutes later Gervinho put the visitors ahead from close range after a low cross into the area by Carl Jenkinson.

Montpellier pushed for an equaliser after the break and had several chances but the closest they came was when Remy Cabella's fine lob struck the woodwork just before the hour.

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