Wednesday March 13, 2013 Last 16 Finished Allianz-Arena

Bayern Munich 0 - 2 Arsenal

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  • Koscielny 85’

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  1. Champions League - Arsenal edged out by nervy Bayern despite glorious win in Munich

    Champions League - Arsenal edged out by nervy Bayern despite glorious win in Munich

    Bayern Munich lost the battle but won the war to stumble into the Champions League quarters despite a 2-0 loss to Arsenal. More

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    Time:90'
    • Bayern Munich
    • Arsenal
    • 90+3' There goes the whistle for full-time. Arsenal out despite a brilliant win on the night. 3-3 on aggregate, but Bayern through on away goals courtesy of that 3-1 win in London three weeks ago.
    • 90+2' Arteta stopping the game with fouls for no reason as Robben takes a tumble deep in the visiting half.
    • 90+1' We are heading for three minutes of injury time.
    • 89' Poor delivery from Arteta. Ends up clearing the crowded box and flying straight out of play.
    • 88' Gomez with a late tackle on Rosicky and he is booked for that one. Arsenal with a free-kick that they can throw into the Bayern box.
    • 87' Like a rugby player, Van Buyten goes for touch. Bayern on the rack here if Arsenal can engineer a third goal. Arsenal with the ball deep in their half.
    • 86' Bayern look so, so nervous. Arsenal only one goal short of the last eight as we stand. An amazing finish to this match. Koscielny brings down Gomez. Bayern trying to waste time here.
    • 85' GOAL! Arsenal grab a second goal as Koscielny rises to head into the corner of the net from Cazorla's corner. Would you believe this!
    • 84' Van Buyten takes a tumble and the referee decides Cazorla is guilty of foul play. Game disrupted by several fouls.
    • 83' Martinez is the latest man into the book for a late effort on Rosicky. Time really running out here for Arsenal if they are to prolong their stay in Europe this season.
    • 82' A powerful shot by Muller at the Arsenal goal is beaten out by Fabianski.
    • 81' Tymoshchuk on for Bayern as the disappointing Kroos departs the scene.
    • 80' Giroud should perhaps have gambled there. Not much more that Gervinho could have done there. Mertesacker booked for taking out Robben with a late tackle.
    • 79' Gervinho on the turn in the heart of the Bayern box. Brilliant control and turn in the home area, but he can only prod the ball wide from five yards out. Agonising stuff for Arsenal.
    • 78' Dante knocks the ball out of play under pressure from Jenkinson. Arsenal don't earn the corner they feel they should have had. But the ball seemed to come off Jenkinson last.
    • 77' Koscielny whacks clear the cross from Kroos in the middle of the Arsenal box. The visiting side need to find this second goal soon one suspects.
    • 76' Some more Bayern offensive play ends up with Robben thumping a shot well over the bar from inside the Arsenal box. The finishing by Bayern has been poor tonight.
    • 75' Giroud deemed to be guilty of handling the ball and is handed a booking for that effort.
    • 74' Bayern also prompted to make their changes with Gomez in for Mandžukić.
    • 73' Oxlade-Chamberlain takes over from Walcott for the visiting side. Probably about the right time to shuffe Wenger's pack.
    • 72' Ramsey departs the scene to be replaced by Gervinho for Arsenal.
    • 71' Arsenel need two goals to progress. At least two goals, but breaking down Bayern has been a tough ask for the visiting side. Meanwhile, Bayern continue to toil finishing as Kroos blasts a shot miles over the bar.
    • 70' A frantic scramble moments later in the Arsenal box, but Gibbs does well to block the shot by Martinez. Robben then wallops a volley well wide of the target. Arsenal survive.
    • 69' Muller with a lovely backheel pass into the path of Robben, whose run and shot ends up with Fabianski diving to fist away the shot at his near post. Solid save.
    • 68' Robben comes up with another poor cross as Mertesacker thumps the ball out of his danger area. The final ball has really let Bayern down this evening.
    • 67' Robben this time for Kroos, but the move ends with a familiar sight for Bayern as the shot sails wide of goal. Arsenal continue to look sturdy enough holding this 1-0 lead.
    • 66' Some more energetic play by Lahm to bound down a flank. Picks out Gustavo, but his placed shot swerves a couple of yards wide.
    • 65' All very laborious this from Bayern. And the longer this runs on, the more concerned become those Bayern fans.
    • 64' Rosický finally collects his first yellow of the evening for a late sliding tackle from behind on Robben.
    • 63' Muller races onto a quickly taken throw-in, but he can't finish as the shot deflects off Mertesacker and into the arms of Fabianski.
    • 62' Cazorla smashes the free-kick into the wall. The Spaniard claiming for arms against the Bayern players, but the referee doesn't want to know. Poor effort in the end.
    • 61' Rosicky with a late challenge on Gustavo. Free-kick chance for the visiting side from 30 yards out. Big moments here.
    • 60' Bayern have scored at least two goals in each of their last 13 Champions League home games. Looks a long way off at moment.
    • 59' It would really set the cat among the pigeons if Arsenal can grab a second goal. Bayern far from convincing. And the home crowd seem far from convinced.
    • 58' Muller decides to go for the hit from 24 yards. All very comfortable as the shot trundles into the arms of Fabianski.
    • 57' Lahm has collected a booking for a late one on Cazorla. Bit unfortunate to be booked for that challenge.
    • 56' Muller smashes a cross through the arms of Fabianski in the Arsenal goal, but nobody on hand to convert. A let-off for Arsenal.
    • 55' Rosicky tries to pick out the run of Walcott, who is offside in the end. Didn't look to be offside. Bad call by the linesman.
    • 54' Giroud uncorks a shot from 40 yards. Well wide and the Arsenal bench are furious. Should have looked to develop that counter attack.
    • 53' Ramsey races back to deprive Lahm of the ball. Mertesacker then clears the danger from Robben's cross.
    • 52' Laurent Koscielny catches Mandzukic with a late one. Arsenal put it out, and Bayern give them the ball back after a brief stoppage for treatment.
    • 51' Arsenal with one attempt on goal this evening and one goal so far. Wenger unhappy about a tackle by a Bayern man out wide.
    • 50' Robben unloads another effort from distance, but this time well wide of target. Wenger out of his technical area. He would dearly love to see his side claim another goal here. They need 3-0 to progress remember. In case you hadn't.
    • 49' Koscielny does a superb piece of defending to clear the danger from Kroos's delivery. Bayern looking bright, but Arsenal holding firm early in the second half.
    • 48' Kroos's corner is cleared, but he comes back for more seconds later as his shot from 30 yards is wide of the target. Bayern looking to up the pace in the final third.
    • 47' Robben looking to restore parity on the night, but his effort from 22 yards spins off Jenkinson before sliding behind for a corner. Not miles away.
    • 46' We are off and running for the second half of this match in Munich.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break! Arsenal lead 1-0 in Munich. All very nervous in this Allianz Arena. Bayern 3-2 clear on aggregate, but that is a dream first half for the visiting side.
    • 44' Dante overhits a pass looking for Muller and we are into time added on in this first half. If there is going to be any.
    • 43' The sort of challenge that brings about a booking in the Champions League, but nothing in the Premier League. There is the difference between the two competitions.
    • 42' Ramsey trying to open his box of tricks out wide. Bayern then break as Gibbs is booked for a late sliding challenge on Robben.
    • 41' Arsenal continue to enjoy the mood of silencing these Bayern fans in the snow. Lahm collects out wide. Slides the ball to Robben before Dante's long ball slides straight through to Fabianski.
    • 40' Arsenal continue with 10 men at the moment as we head towards the break. Giroud is set to return to the action as Arsenal are back up to 11 men and restored to full health. Touch wood.
    • 39' Van Buyten protesting his innocence explaining to a few Arsenal players that it was accidental. Giroud limping off for further attention.
    • 38' Groud is down on the deck here. Van Buyten with a crunching challange on the Frenchman. That looked to be a bit nasty.
    • 37' Mertesacker doing well to throw his leg in the way and clear from the feet of Muller. The Gunners holding up well so far under some pressure.
    • 36' Arsenal need two more goals to progress. Assuming of course Bayern don't find one. Only a 3-1 win for Arsenal could force this match to extra-time and penalties.
    • 35' Giroud on hand to do some solid defensive work as he knocks away Robben's corner for Bayern. Arsenal then look to break up the park at speed.
    • 34' Gibbs looks like he is in a spot of trouble for Arsenal. Kroos with a ball to the back post, but Gibbs does well to nod behind for a corner. Bayern were piling in behind him there.
    • 33' Arteta with another late challenge on Lahm, who continues to rampage up and down that flank with his usual menace. This is terrific stuff from Lahm bounding forward.
    • 32' Arsenal have scored inside three minutes in a Champions League game for the first time since Ljungberg vs Ajax in Sept 2005 - two minutes.
    • 31' Another superb ball across the face of goal by Walcott, but just too deep for Giroud to convert. Magnificent cross by the England winger.
    • 30' Olivier Giroud has ended a drought of 497 minutes without scoring in a competitive game with Arsenal. Good night to end that particular record, but can Arsenal make it really interesting by grabbing a second.
    • 29' Alaba with another teasing cross deep to the back post. Lahm drives the ball in. Cleared by Arsenal before Muller smashes a shot against the side post from a tight angle. Arsenal continue to be slopping in possession.
    • 28' Robben dances to the edge of the visiting box. Unloads the shot from 24 yards, but ends up screwing the effort wide of goal. Always travelling wide.
    • 27' Rosicky must watch his step. The fouls are mounting up as he takes out Gustavo. Walcott guilty of needlessly shedding possession.
    • 26' Arsenal can't afford to keep giving the ball away as Jenkinson does superbly well to dash back and win it from Robben.
    • 25' Kroos with a shot at goal from distance. Nice pass from Lahm, but Fabianski dives low to his left to make the stop.
    • 24' Jenkinson on the charge for the visiting side, but he fails to pick up a poor pass from Rosicky. Arsenal quick to throw bodies back.
    • 23' Kroos sets up Martinez, but he is leaning back and lifts the ball well over the bar. The Spanish midfielder unhappy with the weight off Kroos' pass.
    • 22' Fabianski off his line to collect the cross from Gustavo. A smart piece of goalkeeping to make sure that ball wasn't going to cause any damage.
    • 21' Arsenal have only kept one clean sheet in their last 23 Champions League games away from home. How they would dearly love another one here.
    • 20' Arteta is penalised for a foul on Kroos. The Bayern fans yet to get over falling behind. All very sedated so far in this vast arena.
    • 19' Robben picks out Alaba on the run, but his cross is mediocre bordering on poor as Fabianski is off his line to collect with some relish.
    • 18' Arteta and Martinez challenge going for a loose ball. Arsenal given the decision, much to the annoyance of Martinez.
    • 17' Arsenal again go through their passing routine, but Martinez is quick to break up the visiting side's play. Muller unhappy not to be awarded a corner-kick after a challenge with Koscielny.
    • 16' Javi Martínez concedes a free-kick for a foul on Rosický. Arsenal will take those decisions all night long.
    • 15' Mertesacker shields the ball so Mandzukic can't get the run on him. Decent goalkeeping by Fabianski to come off his line and collect the loose ball.
    • 14' Rosicky just fails to pick out the run of Walcott. Some really smart play here by Cazorla to keep possession. Arsenal then drop deep when Bayern have it.
    • 13' Mertesacker gets in the way of an effort from Kroos before Lahm sees a shot charged down. Arsenal sitting deep and playing on the break.
    • 12' An offside flag goes up against Muller. Arsenal couldn't have made a better start to this match if they had scripted it. Long way to go right enough.
    • 11' Bayern are a towering side. Trying here to take the sting out of the game. So many players slipping on the surface as Arteta clears the danger.
    • 10' Decent ball into the heart of the Bayern defence by Cazorla, but Mertesacker can't get on the end of that delivery.
    • 9' Gustavo then penalised for a late one on Rosicky and Arsenal have a free-kick 40 yards from the home goal.
    • 8' Gustavo lifts a volley over the bar from 15 yards out. Managed to get in ahead of Cazorla, but couldn't keep the shot down. That was a chance off Kroos' corner.
    • 7' Lahm's cross goes beyond Robben and Mandzukic. Ball is too deep for the forwards. But Bayern have a corner seconds later.
    • 6' Arsenal have had the fewest shots among the 16 teams left in the Champions League this season -57. Number 58 proved pretty handy for them.
    • 5' Players losing their footing out there. Alaba lost his footing in the build-up to that opening goal. Not that Arsenal are complaining.
    • 4' An offside flag goes up against Muller seconds after Fabianski had dived to keep out the shot by Kroos from distance. The home fans stunned by that start.
    • 3' GOAL! Giroud has netted for Arsenal. What a start for the visitors. Great ball from Cazorla to Rosicky. He feeds Walcott and there is the cutback for Giroud's 15th goal of the season.
    • 2' Arsenal keeping possession at the back early on. Wenger looking a little bit worried in that technical area. Bayern pick it up through Lahm.
    • 1' We are off and running. Some flakes of snow falling over Munich. Will Arsenal feel an ill wind blowing through them?
    • 19:40 Bayern in red, Arsenal in their changed blue and black stripes. Arsenal are going to kick-off here.
    • 19:35 Teams in the tunnel. Soon be ready to go here. Here are the odds for this in case you are fancying a flutter: Bayern 2/5, Arsenal 7/1, Draw 7/2
    • 19:30 Read how Bayern completed a 3-1 win over Arsenal in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium three weeks ago. Champions League - Bayern outclass Arsenal to take control of tie
    • 19:25 Bayern Munich have won all three of their home games in the competition this season - 12 goals, three conceded. Bayern Munich have never lost by more than two clear goals at home in the Champions League. Arsenal have only ever won once in Germany in the Champions League despite travelling there eight times. It was in September 2006 against Hamburg (2-1).
    • 19:20 Here are the reasons we believe Arsenal can still beat Bayern to reach the Champions League last eight. All the reasons why Arsenal can still beat Bayern and reach Champions League quarter-finals
    • 19:15 Bayern Munich are the top scorers in this season’s Champions League with 18 goals. The only English team to beat Bayern Munich away from home in Europe (penalties excluded) are Norwich City, back in October 1993 (UEFA Cup).
    • 19:10 Arsene Wenger: "It is difficult we know that, but it is not impossible. The only way to make it possible is to have a real go - that's what we'll do. Turning up expecting to go out would be absolutely unacceptable for us. We have big experience in the Champions League and in Europe we have basically won everywhere and that means we have the right to believe. "
    • 19:05 Jupp Heynckes of Bayern is not taking anything for granted before this second leg: ""Last year Arsenal lost 4-0 (away to AC Milan), then in the second leg they won 3-0 - they could have won 4-0, they had the chances, so it shows they are a strong team and capable of making up the gap if they have to. I respect Arsene Wenger very much. He is a top manager and Arsenal are a fighting team. They will do everything to get a result here, so we must be on our guard."
    • 19:00 Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for three weeks with an ankle injury, while former Bayern striker Lukas Podolski is also out with a similar if less serious problem. Tomas Rosicky returns in midfield while Olivier Giroud starts. Nacho Monreal is cup-tied, while there is no starting place for Thomas Vermaelen. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is rested.
    • 18:55 Bayern are without a host of first-team players, but with a big squad and a 3-1 lead they are expected to progress. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng are suspended, with Franck Ribery and Holger Badstuber both injured. However, Brazil midfielder Luiz Gustavo fills in for Schweinsteiger while Dutch star Arjen Robben replaces Ribery. Dante plays alongside Daniel van Buyten in defence.
    • 18:50 Teams: Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Martínez, Gustavo; Müller, Kroos, Robben; Mandzukić..subs: Subs: Starke, Rafinha, Contento, Shaqiri, Tymoshchuk, Pizarro, Gomez////Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud..subs: Mannone, Arshavin, Vermaelen, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaby, Gervinho, Coquelin
    • 18:45 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Bayern Munich against Arsenal from the Allianz Arena. Arsenal trail 3-1 from the first leg. They need a 3-0 win in Munich against last season's losing finalists tonight to progress to the last eight of the tournament. Rather them than me.
  • Summary

    • 85' GOAL! Arsenal grab a second goal as Koscielny rises to head into the corner of the net from Cazorla's corner. Would you believe this!
    • 82' A powerful shot by Muller at the Arsenal goal is beaten out by Fabianski.
    • 79' Gervinho on the turn in the heart of the Bayern box. Brilliant control and turn in the home area, but he can only prod the ball wide from five yards out. Agonising stuff for Arsenal.
    • 70' A frantic scramble moments later in the Arsenal box, but Gibbs does well to block the shot by Martinez. Robben then wallops a volley well wide of the target. Arsenal survive.
    • 69' Muller with a lovely backheel pass into the path of Robben, whose run and shot ends up with Fabianski diving to fist away the shot at his near post. Solid save.
    • 66' Some more energetic play by Lahm to bound down a flank. Picks out Gustavo, but his placed shot swerves a couple of yards wide.
    • 48' Kroos's corner is cleared, but he comes back for more seconds later as his shot from 30 yards is wide of the target. Bayern looking to up the pace in the final third.
    • 47' Robben looking to restore parity on the night, but his effort from 22 yards spins off Jenkinson before sliding behind for a corner. Not miles away.
    • 31' Another superb ball across the face of goal by Walcott, but just too deep for Giroud to convert. Magnificent cross by the England winger.
    • 25' Kroos with a shot at goal from distance. Nice pass from Lahm, but Fabianski dives low to his left to make the stop.
    • 3' GOAL! Giroud has netted for Arsenal. What a start for the visitors. Great ball from Cazorla to Rosicky. He feeds Walcott and there is the cutback for Giroud's 15th goal of the season.
    • 18:50 Teams: Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Martínez, Gustavo; Müller, Kroos, Robben; Mandzukić..subs: Subs: Starke, Rafinha, Contento, Shaqiri, Tymoshchuk, Pizarro, Gomez////Arsenal: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud..subs: Mannone, Arshavin, Vermaelen, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaby, Gervinho, Coquelin
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