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Drogba returns to haunt Arsenal

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August 4, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
ESPN commentator Des Curran breaks down the final day of the 2013 Emirates Cup

Didier Drogba came off the bench to score two late goals for Galatasaray in a 2-1 victory against Arsenal to win the Emirates Cup on Sunday.

One of Arsenal's biggest foes during his years at Chelsea, Drogba came back to haunt the Gunners again. He sealed victory for his side in the 88th minute when he collected a pass into the box from Wesley Sneijder, dribbled past Per Mertesacker and struck the ball home.

He brought Galatasaray level only nine minutes earlier when he converted a penalty after being pushed down by Bacary Sagna.

Arsenal dominated play in the first half and scored in the 39th minute when Theo Walcott's cross cut through the defense and surprised goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Earlier in the day at the Emirates, Porto came from behind to earn a 3-1 victory against Napoli.

Napoli broke the deadlock just minutes before half-time as Goran Pandev converted a penalty, following Fernando's nudge on the striker inside the box.

However, Porto came out fighting after the break and Nabil Ghilas soon found the equaliser with a neat finish past Napoli's Rafael in goal, after some good work from Juan Fernando Quintero.

Porto started to look increasingly dangerous and deservedly took the lead when Federico Fernandez turned Silvestre Varela's cross past his own goalkeeper in the 68th minute. Ten minutes later, Lica made the game safe, finishing from ten yards out after a mistake by Napoli defender Andrea Dossena.

Galatasaray finished the competition with nine points, ahead of FC Porto with six and Arsenal and Napoli with four.

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