Arsenal’s Champions League hopes look bleak as they suffered a beating against Bayern Munich.
Arsenal has been eliminated in the first knockout round of the Champions League in its last six seasons, twice by Bayern. Looks like history will be repeating itself. Not only did they concede five goals, but over 75% possession in Germany.
Their challenge lasted until the break thanks to Alexis Sanchez, who followed up his own missed penalty to equalise after Arjen Robben’s superbly-struck 25-yard opener.
But after Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to injury early in the second half, Bayern ran riot during a 10-minute period in which Robert Lewandowski headed home before Thiago Alcantara scored twice. Substitute Thomas Muller rubbed salt in the wounds with a late fifth.
- Robben (11′minutes),
- Lewandowski (53′minutes),
- Thiago Alcántara (56′minutes, 63′minutes),
- Müller (88′minutes)