[wptab name=’Match Report’]

Bayern Munich already after the first match in the round of sixteen of the Champions league, practically solved their place in the next round, after winning 2-0 in London against, Wenger’s Arsenal.

The match could end up differently, since the first bigger chance of the match had, Mesut Ozil from a penalty kick in 9th minute of the match. Manuel Neuer once again has proven why he is one of the best goalkeepers in the moment as he saves Ozil’s shot.

That things could go even worse for the home side, in 37th minute, proved Szczęsny who was sent off after the tackle on Robben. Penalty was awarder,but this time for Bayern Munich. Wenger needed to make a change, so Cazorla was taken off, and Fabianski took his place on the goal.David Alaba decided to take the penalty, but neither him has managed to score, as he hit the goal post and the score remained 0-0 for the first half, but Gunners had a player less on the pitch, which away team, used to their advantage.

10-minutes in the second half, and we seen the first goal. It was really a masterpiece of Toni Kross who’s right footed shot from outside the box has find the top right corner. Fabianski didnt had a chance !

From that moment Bayern was pulling the pressure, while Arsenal oriented to counter-attacks which were really rarely. Bayern Munich took control and was playing Guardiola’s tiki-taka football arround Arsenal’s goal. But, the German giant couldnt manage to find another goal, so Pep decided to take his own real striker Mandzukic and tried with the false striker (Muller). Just 15 minutes later, Guardiola saw that his team struggle still to score another, so he subs Thiago for Pizzaro hoping that he will manage to score one more goal from a lot of Bayern chances.

It was 88th minute, when Toni Kross nets a second for away team. It was only a matter of time, as Arsenal could not withstood all Bayern attacks. Kross on trough ball from Philip Lahm heads it from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner for the final 2-0 score , which practically sealed Bayern in the next stage and knocked Gunners from the Champions league.

Team Lineups

Arsenal starting line-up: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla; Sanogo.

Arsenal substitutes: Fabianski, Monreal, Rosicky, Jenkinson, Gnabry, Giroud, Podolski.

Bayern starting line-up: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Thiago; Robben, Martinez, Kroos, Gotze; Mandzukic.

Bayern substitutes: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Muller, Contento, Schweinsteiger.
[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Match Centre’]

[leagueengine_show_season_match lid=23 sid=24 mid=23]

[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Match Highlights’]

[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Pre Match’]

Away goal is massive’, says Wilshere

Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday that Arsenal have the confidence and self-belief to defeat European Cup holders Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal really determined to beat Bayern Munich – Wenger

Bayern result comes down to performance quality – Wenger

Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday that Arsenal have the confidence and self-belief to defeat European Cup holders Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Guardiola ponders ‘impossible’ Arsenal task

Bayern Munich head coach, Pep Guardiola, believes it will be ‘impossible’ for the reigning European champions to dominate Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at The Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Robben hungry to defend Champions League title

Arjen Robben wants Bayern Munich to become the first team to win consecutive Champions League titles, but first, the German club have to overcome Arsenal in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday.

Neuer relishes chance to play against school friend Ozil

The current Arsenal squad features four German players – Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Serge Gnabry – and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is looking forward to facing his compatriots in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 clash.

Lahm wary of Arsenal’s attacking threat

Philipp Lahm spoke on Monday ahead of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie at English Premier League side Arsenal on Wednesday
The current Champions League holders face Arsenal in the round-of-16 for the second year in a row.
Bayern Munich won 3-1 at the Emirates in the first leg, but were given a scare in the second leg at the Allianz Arena when Arsenal won 2-0.
In this seasons competition Bayern Munich finished top of Group D, while Arsenal were second in Group F behind Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern’s Boateng shows Arsenal “respect” ahead of Champions League game

Jerome Boateng spoke on Monday ahead of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 tie at English Premier League side Arsenal on Wednesday
The Bayern Munich defender says he respects many of Arsenal’s players including German Mesut Ozil who will play against his countrymen for Arsenal

[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Full Match ‘]

[/wptab]

[end_wptabset]

Join Us on Facebook!