The Champions League Group Stage draw pitted Arsenal with Montpellier, Olympiacos and Schalke.

In Euro Watch, we take a weekly check on the progress of Arsenal's European opponents in their domestic leagues.

Schalke 04

Hoffenheim 3-2 Schalke
Saturday, November 3

Sven Schipplock’s injury-time winner gave Hoffenheim victory over Schalke. Kevin Volland and Roman Neustadter exchanged goals in the first half, before Roberto Firmino’s penalty saw the home side regain their lead midway through the second period. Atsuto Uchida equalised just eight minutes from time, but substitute Schipplock had the final say, converting after Vincenzo Grifo had set him up. Huub Stevens’ side still occupy second spot in the Bundesliga, seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich.


Troyes 1-1 Montpellier
Saturday, November 3

Montpellier were denied their third straight win by Fabien Camus’ first-half leveller in Troyes. The visitors had taken the lead through Younes Belhanda after 19 minutes, but were pegged back by Camus’ equaliser five minutes before the break. The result leaves Montpellier in 14th position, 10 points off the Ligue 1 summit.

Olympiacos FC

Olympiacos 2-0 Ofi
Saturday, November 3
Goals in either half from Konstantinos Mitroglou and Paulo Machado fired Olympiacos to victory against Ofi. Mitroglou gave the hosts the lead three minutes before the break and Machado extended that advantage after 55 minutes. Olympiacos are still top of the Greek Super League, five points clear of nearest rivals PAOK.

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5 Nov 2012