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Champions League: Arsenal 0-2 Bayern – 10-Man Gunners Downed By Masterful Munich (Photos & Highlights)

By Alan Duffy

Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich – Champions League Last 16 1st Leg – 19th February 2014

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - Arsenal v Bayern Munich - Emirates Stadium

It had all started so well for Arsenal on Wednesday night. Taking the game to European champions Bayern, the north Londoners pressed and pushed for a goal, creating a couple of chances before Mesut Ozil was felled in the box after a clever flick past Jerome Boateng. However, as was the case with his penalty miss against Marseille earlier in the campaign, the ridiculously-maligned German playmaker produced a limp effort which was easily stopped by Manuel Neuer.

That miss rather took the wind out of the Gunners’ sails but the next penalty incident would prove the real game-changer. Arjen Robben latched onto a clever through ball, only for Wojciech Szczesny to foul the Dutch scamp, with the predictable red card to follow. Although, if you think about it, surely Boateng’s foul on Ozil also denied a goalscoring opportunity? Anyway, David Alaba then missed the ensuing spot-kick although the writing really was on the wall for the Gunners.

Second-half, the superb Toni Kroos eventually broke down Arsenal’s stout defending courtesy of a superb effort from the edge of the box before, at the death, sub Thomas Mueller sealed the deal and probably finished off the tie.

An unfortunate evening for Arsenal but their performance when it was 11 v 11 should give them some semblance of a boost.

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Highlights…

Photos: PA

Highlights: FootyTube

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By Alan Duffy on February 20th, 2014 in Arsenal, Champions League, Newsnow, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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3 Responses to “Champions League: Arsenal 0-2 Bayern – 10-Man Gunners Downed By Masterful Munich (Photos & Highlights)”

  1. Oguntuase Amos says:

    In what ways were Bayern masterful? Was is defeating a ten man Arsenal? Don’t you know that that cheat called Robben deliberately worked for the keeper to be sent off? Did you not see that leg so high up and which keeper would wait for his face to be destroyed by that leg. If a keeper must do his job in such situation, would there not be a contact? Must a decent player make people believe he was felled? I have not known Robben to be a decent player. In African parlance, his names would read Robber Witch which he is and a bloody cheat. Arsensl ten men played against Bayern best 11 plus 3 excellent substitutes and 1 Italian dummy in the mould of a referee. Therefore, I could not see anything masterful in Bayern. To earn that accolade they ought to have scored 4 or more goals. Referees nowadays are no longer unbiased arbiters but hatchet men.

  2. Steve says:

    Wish Pies did all Champions League KO phase post-game write-ups, not just the English ones. Oh, well, can’t have it all.

  3. Nuno says:

    Must not forget the display that Arsenal put on last year in Bayern’s turf, but I doubt Bayern will be caught overconfident with the same team two years in a row.

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