RELIVE: Arsenal v Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League)

Omar Zaazou, Wednesday 19 Feb 2014

Ahram Online provides you live updates of Wednesday's Champions League encounter between Arsenal and Bayern Munich in the first leg of round 16

Santi Cazorla
Arsenal's Santi Cazorla, right, and Bayern's Mario Goetze challenge for the ball during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 . (Photo: AP)

Full time: Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

90+2 The referee blows the final whistle... Arsenal nil Bayern two at the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners will be having a daunting task in Munich if they are to sring an unlikely surprise. 

90 Kroos sees a long-range low shot richochet off the post!! 

87 Muller heads home a diagonal Lahm cross to thrash the hosts seems it's all over now 

87 GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Bayern two Arsenal nil!!

84 Rosicky booked for a foul 

83 Offside against Arsenal in a rare appearance for the hosts in the attacking third in the second half

75 Bayern in total control now as the 10-man Arsenal need not to concede further goals if they are to keep their slim hopes of qualification alive   

75 TV replays show Bayern should have been awarded a penalty after Koscielny fouled Muller inside the box  

72 Rosicky replaces Chamberlain...Arsenal's third substitution

69 Another trademark curler from Robben, but narrowly goes wide of the post 

67 Bayern in dominating possession...Arsenal nowhere to be seen in the final third 

61 The on-fire Robben sees his superb point-blank effort denied by Fabianski who makes a double save to thwart the Dutchman 

60 After a complete hour, Bayern take the lead against a 10-man Arsenal side, who could have made things better should they made the most of their chances 

52 Lahm laid off the ball for Kroos who hit a magnificent curling effort that went off the near post into the net beating Fabianski 


Toni Kroos
Munich's Toni Kroos, front celebrates his side's opening goal with David Alaba, Javier Martinez and Dante, from left, during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 AP

51 Robben cuts inside his marker and sees his curling effort saved by the Arsenal keeper  

48 Kroos strikes straight into the keeper 

46 Rafinha replaces the cautioned Boateng for Bayern's first substitution

46 Second half is underway

45+2 The referee blows the whistle ending the first half

45 Two minutes of stoppage time as Bayern gain control now

38 Alaba's penalty hits the post to deny the visitors the lead...both teams squandered a spotkick tonight

36 Fabianski replaces Cazorla 

35 The Arsenal keeper sent off after fouling a clear-on-goal Robben, how harsh for Arsenal after such a great display! 


Bayern's David Alaba misses to score with a penalty during a Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 . AP

30 The conclusion of the first half hour: Arsenal misses certain chances and Bayern dangerous on the break...

30 Gibbs forced off the pitch due to injury as Monreal replaces him on the left flank

28 Mandzukic heads a free-kick wide...

26 Bayern proving handful on the counter, but Arsenal's rearguard is on hand to thwart the Champions League holders 

20 A clear-on-goal Chamberlain denied by the onrushing Neuer..

15 Fifteen minutes elapsed, Arsenal take control, waste a penalty through Ozil, get a couple of certain chances as the visitors took the initiative to pose threat from early on

19 Flamini ends a superb team move with a blasted effort! he could have done much better than that!

9 The Dutchman hits the wall... the home fans get a sigh of relief!

9 Robben takes a free kick near the area...let's see what he can do now 

8 WHAT A SAVE!!! Neuer thwarts Ozil's kick at the center of goal...A pulstating start indeed! 

8 Ozil takes the penalty...

7 PENALTY FOR ARSENAL!! The ref points to the spot after Boateng had tripped Ozil inside the area

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (L) misses a penalty kick against Bayern Munich's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (R) as Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo (C) looks on during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London February 19, 2014. AP

6 Cazorla breaks clear before wasting a one-on-one effort...A big chance wasted by the Spaniard!! 

5 Sanogo pouces on a stray ball inside the box but Neuer does great to block his effort...What a start!

Szczesny makes a full-stretch save to deny Kroos' long-range strike, out for corner!..the visitors pose threat from early on!!!

The match is underway

20:45 Line-ups:

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla, Sanogo


Bayern: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Martinez; Robben, Kroos, Thiago, Gotze; Mandzukic


20:10 Both teams clash once again in the same stage of the Champions League after Bayern knocked out Arsenal last season from the competition's last 16 on away goals following a 3-3 aggregate draw.

19:40 Bastian Schweinsteiger and Daniel Van Buyten are now back in contention after recovering from ankle and knee injuries respectively.

19:10 Guardiola will also be missing Xherdan Shaqiri, who pulled his thigh after scoring two goals in a 4-0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

18:40 Bayern will be without Franck Ribery, who has started running once again, but is some way off returning to team training after undergoing surgery on his buttock.

17:40 Arsenal's Santi Cazorla, Kieran Gibbs, Olivier Giroud, Bacary Sagna and Wojciech Szczcesny are all pushing for starts and with Mikel Arteta suspended, Tomas Rosicky could start in midfield alongside Mathieu Flamini.

16:20 Bayern have changed coach since winning the Champions League last season, with master tactician Pep Guardiola taking over from Jupp Heynckes

16:00 Arsenal are in much better shape to challenge Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the first leg of the last-16 than they were a year ago, coach Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday

15:30 Bayern have lost once in 34 games and won 13 straight Bundesliga matches this season


Stay tuned. Game starts at 19:45 GMT 



Emirates Stadium, London.


Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant referees: Andrea Stefani (ITA) , Renato Faverani (ITA)
Additional assistant referees: Luca Banti (ITA) , Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth official: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

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