Arsenal will face Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga and Partizan Belgrade in Group H of the Champions League this season.

Throughout Arsenal's European campaign, our weekly Euro Watch feature will check on the progress of the Gunners' rivals in their domestic leagues.

Sporting Braga

Sporting Braga
Arsenal’s next opponents in the Champions League, Sporting Braga, enjoyed a weekend off as they prepare for Tuesday’s visit of Arsène Wenger’s side. The team sitting third in Group H are currently tenth in the Portiguese Liga with a surprising four defeats from their last five games. The Gunners go into the match knowing a point will secure their qualification to the Champions League knockout stages.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Zorya 1-3 Shakhtar Donetsk
Saturday, November 20
Shakhtar Donetsk increased their lead yet further in the Ukrainian Premier League as they beat Zorya 3-1 on Saturday. Vitaliy Vitsenets fired home from outside the area after 20 minutes to give Mircea Lucescu’s side the lead and then Marcelo Moreno doubled the advantage on the stroke of half time. Parid Xhinani pulled one back for Zorya after 68 minutes but Luiz Adriano made the game safe when he slotted home six minutes later. Arsenal’s Group H opponents are now eight points ahead of nearest rivals Dynamo Kyiv, who drew at the weekend.

Partizan Belgrade

Cukaricki 2-4 FK Partizan
Saturday, November 20
Partizan Belgrade won 4-2 against Cukaricki on Saturday to stay top of the Serbian Super Liga. The bottom side in Group H raced into a three-goal lead before the break thanks to strikes from Ivica Illiev, Stefan Babovic and Moreira. Cleo added a fourth 11 minutes after the restart as Aleksandar Stanojević’s team threatened to run riot. However, two goals from Mihajlo Caki meant the game ended 4-2. The Serbian champions, who travel to Emirates Stadium on December 8, remain three points ahead of nearest rivals Crvena Zvezda at the top of the table.

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22 Nov 2010