Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich, Milan v Atletico

Live text as holders Bayern Munich win at Arsenal and Atletico Madrid defeat Milan in the Champions League.

19 February 2014 Last updated at 17:55 GMT

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  1. 22:30: 

    A brilliant display from the champions, you have to say. A sense of deja vu though after Barcelona's win last night. We're all off to try and score Prince tickets.

    Over and out.

  2. 22:21: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos: "I don't know if this was my best match for Bayern ever, I think I have had some good games before this.

    "It is important that we confirmed our good form from the Bundesliga against one of the best teams in Europe."

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    Liam Stokes: These people attacking Wenger and Ozil need to take a quick look at the league table and grow up a bit. Give him time.

  4. 22:17: 
    Manager reaction- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich
    Pep Guardiola

    Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola:

    "Arsenal were much much much better than us for the first 20 minutes. After the red card for their goalkeeper it was another game.

    "When he is the last man then the referee says penalty and red card.

    "It is difficult to play when you see nine players in the box. It is not easy, never. But importantly we controlled this situation and played with patience and at the end found the goal.

    "Last year Bayern had a better result than this evening. It depends on our heads (the second leg)."

    Conor McNamara, BBC commentator at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich
    Arsene Wenger

    "This kind of sums up the mood here at The Emirates."

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    Paul: Pep Guardiola in his interview. That man is just pure class all round. No shame for Arsenal tonight.

  7. 22:10: 

    Most importantly of all, is James McArthur a dad yet? And has he called it Toni? Nice unisex name...

  8. 22:07: 
    Manager Reaction- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ""We made big mistakes, but the spirit was absolutely fantastic.

    "The penalty we missed killed the crowd and positive vibes. We were down to 10 men and we suffered physically.

    "It is a night the team showed some quality, but at the end of the day we lost the game.

    "[Talking about Mesut Ozil's penalty-taking technique] I prefer people ran properly at the ball. Everybody has their own style, there is not one way of penalty taking.

    "[On the Bayern penalty] If there is contact, it is a penalty. I dispute many times it is a red card. If it is a rule, you have to accept it.

    "I think Yaya Sanogo is one of the satisfactory parts of tonight. He worked with total commitment, and some quality.

    "We got caught basically on the counter for the second goal. We will have a go in the second leg, and you never know.

    "We won at the Allianz Arena last season, we will have to try and do the same again."

  9. 22:06: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich
    Philip Lahm

    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm: "This was a huge challenge. Especially in the opening stage it was very difficult for us. But in the end we can be very happy with the result. I think we had the game under control after about 20 minutes and dominated the match afterwards.

    "It is a good result to take back, but we have been warned by the match last year. All of us who were there know how quickly things can go wrong. We need to be alert from the first minute once again."

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    Nick from London: Agree with Mertesacker - why can't we get back into it? Get an early goal and who knows! Let us stay positive!

    Matt: Let's not forget Arsenal beat Bayern at their place 2-0 last year. All is not lost.

    Paul: Arsenal and Man City - both at home, both get a red card, both give a penalty away, both conceded in last two minutes, both lose 0-2, both are out. Nice symmetry there.

  11. 22:02: 
    Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Will Philipp Lahm play in midfield for Germany in the World Cup? After seeing him shine in that second half - creating both goals - he seems a bit of a waste at full-back. Class act.

  12. 22:00: 
    Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says: "Everything went against us. We should have been 3-0 up before they got a sniff in the game."

  13. 21:56: 
    Player reaction- AC Milan 0-1 Atletico Madrid
    Diego Costa

    Atletico Madrid goalscorer Diego Costa: "It was a very difficult game against a really big team. We were better at the crucial moment, however.

    "Our best quality is our unity. [Thibaut] Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and he knows it. With a keeper like him, we feel more secure.

    "We know that this is not finished yet. We have a good result but Milan are a great side and anything can happen. We are not going to be over-confident. After our [recent run of] defeats, people lost faith in us but we have since shown how strong we are."

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    Sho: Bad luck. Arsenal have to be cursed. Playing well then lose your keeper and left-back. Still, great effort. Well done lads.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    "Mesut Ozil had the tag of a world-class player when he came. The other players thought what a signing.

    "All the players got a spring in their step. But the season has gone on and he looks completely drained now - I am not sure if that is mental or physical."

  16. 21:52: 
    League One result- Gillingham 0-1 Sheffield United

    Sheffield United continued their good form with a victory over mid-table Gillingham. Conor Coady scored his second goal in four days to take the Blades out of the relegation zone.

    Gillingham also gave their new signing his debut. Ryan Inniss, on loan from Crystal Palace had a decent chance in the first half but came off with an injury.

  17. 21:52: 
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    Opta: 95 - Bayern Munich had a passing accuracy of 95% against Arsenal, this is a new CL record since accurate data recording (03/04). Precise.

  18. 21:49: 
    Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Arsenal had 12% possession in the second half, completing just 62 passes to Bayern's 508. There is only one result when you're up against a barrage like that.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    "Pep Guardiola's teams still do not shoot enough for me. He will be sat in that dressing room thinking this tie should have been killed completely.

    "There is no pressure on Arsenal now. If they get an early goal at Allianz Arena, you never know."

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    George: Arsenal will forever beat teams worse than them, never those even a semblance better. For this, Arsene Wenger should leave.

  21. 21:46: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich
    Per Mertesacker

    Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker on Sky Sports:

    "We started really well and deserved one goal. We dropped and dropped after the red card. We kept our defensive spirit.

    "We lost here 3-1 last year against Bayern Munich and went there and beat them and we are looking forward to Munich. Why can't we get back in it?

    "I think there is no doubt there was contact (for the penalty). I don't know if it was a red card because the ball was a long way from Wojciech Szczesny."

  22. 21:42: 
    Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Bayern Munich made 863 passes in 90 minutes. That's a pass every 6.25 seconds. Imagine trying to chase that lot down. Mathieu Flamini and Jack Wilshere will be seeing Bayern passes in their sleep tonight.

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    Saikat Nandy: Very, very proud of the Arsenal display.

    Michael Fraser: Toni Kroos is the complete midfielder. Wonderful player.

    Kithmina Hewage: I feel tired after just watching all those passes by Bayern. Wonder how the Arsenal defenders are feeling.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    "Arsenal got into them at the start, and asked chances of Bayern Munich. At 1-0 with 11 v 11 gave Arsenal a decent chance - but their defending at the death has cost them.

    "The difference from last night was that Manchester City sat back from the start and asked for trouble. I thought Arsenal's gameplan was excellent until the red card."

    FULL-TIME- Nottm Forest 2-2 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Chances at both ends in an open end to a pulsating second period, but neither side can find a winner. Leicester will no doubt be delighted with a point after trailing 2-1 and playing most of that second half with 10 men. A slow burner but great entertainment. Forest will rue a missed chance to close the gap on the top two."

  26. 21:38: 
    Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich
    Toni Kroos

    For those of you who like a stat, Toni Kroos's display in midfield is worth a look.

    He attempted 152 passes tonight, 127 of which were in Arsenal's half, and he completed 96.7% of them. Not too shabby.

    Arsenal's most prolific passer was Jack Wilshere, who was successful with 66.7% of his 30 passes.

  27. 21:37: 
    FULL-TIME- AC Milan 0-1 Atletico Madrid
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    Cooke: Tie over.

    Tom Miszkowski: Just when Arsenal think they have escaped with a 1-0, Bayern go & grab a second. Just like City-Barca last night.

  29. 21:37: 
    Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Fine display from the champions, who will take some stopping. If they get drawn against Barca in the next round we'll need two balls though.

  30. 21:36: 
    FULL-TIME- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich
  31. 21:35: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    Toni Kroos again! He smashes the post from 25 yards. Will you just give him a new deal Bayern?

  32. 21:33: 
    Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    'Oooh Arsenal we love you' is the chant from the home crowd who are acknowledging the fact that they've been taken to the cleaners by a brilliant Bayern side tonight. It's the same questions as last night in many ways. The red card was pivotal, the late second goal was pivotal.

    Let's just hope Arsene Wenger leaves Sweden out of it. They've suffered enough, what with the curling and everything...

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich

    "They need a miracle in the return leg now. Arsenal have done so well though.

    "It was a good bit of movement from Thomas Muller. There was no communication between Mathieu Flamini and Bacary Sagna to allow him in, however."

  34. 21:31: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich - Thomas Muller (88 mins)

    So often he does it, and just as Barcelona found a killer second goal late on at Manchester City, so Bayern pick Arsenal off in the last few minutes here. It's wonderful movement too from Thomas Muller, finding space as he so often does to head down into the turf and into the net. Tie over?

  35. 21:31: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Bayern averaging a pass about every six seconds then. Madness.

  36. 21:28: 
    FINAL FIVE- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    It's 778-205 on the passing front. Yaya Sanogo can't remember what the ball looks like.


  37. 21:29: 
    Nottm Forest 2-2 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Incredible stuff here as ten-man Leicester draw level from the penalty spot. That man Kevin Phillips sees his spot kick saved after Jamie Paterson's foul in the box but Phillips's fellow substitute Riyad Mahrez taps the ball home on the follow-up."

  38. 21:27: 
    League One latest- Gillingham 0-1 Sheffield United

    Today's new signing Ben Davies has come on for Sheffield United, who are still a goal to the good in their match against Gillingham. The midfielder impressed manager Nigel Clough when both were at Derby County. Davies has joined the Blades as a loan for the rest of the season.

  39. 21:26: 
    GOAL- AC Milan 0-1 Atletico Madrid - Diego Costa (82 mins)

    Big goal, a big, big goal!

    It was looking like a nailed-on 0-0 draw but a corner is only flicked on by a Milan head and Diego Costa is able to take a step back and smash in a bullet header. That could be vital.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    "Bayern Munich must have had something like 95% possession this half but you have to say they have not really created that many goal-scoring opportunities.

    "Arjen Robben has had to fight for his place at Bayern Munich. He has had to knuckle down and be a bit of a better professional, as they would not stand for someone being a bit mardy."

  41. 21:25: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Arjen Robben waltzes past a lazy Mesut Ozil challenge before beating another defender too. He tries to put the ball on a plate for a Bayern team-mate but Laurent Koscielny just cuts it out.

  42. 21:23: 
    CLOSE!- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    A late chance for Atletico to snatch a priceless away goal but midfielder Raul Garcia hooks his effort over the top of the bar. Garcia just caught the studs of a defender on his follow-through and he is off now.

  43. 21:22: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Pep wants a second goal. Striker Claudio Pizzaro comes on in place of Thiago.

  44. 21:21: 
    SUBSTITUTION- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Problems here for AC Milan as Mario Balotelli comes off clutching his shoulder. That could be a nasty one as Giampaolo Pazzini takes his place for the last 13 minutes.

    BBC Radio 5 liveHave your say

    Mark Pougatch, former England winger Chris Waddle and BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty will be at the Emirates ready to take your calls straight after the final whistle between Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

    Was it the right decision to send off Wojciech Szczesny? Has the penalty miss for Mesut Ozil summed up his recent performances? Is the 1-0 lead for Bayern already too much for Arsenal going into the second leg?

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  46. 21:19: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Thomas Muller goes down under a Laurent Koscielny challenge inside the penalty area and he wants a second penalty of the night - but no dice. We have FIFTEEN MINUTES left.

    That was a penalty in my book...

  47. 21:19: 
    Nottm Forest 2-1 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Now if ever there was a good man for a crisis...Kevin Phillips is on for Leicester and he becomes the club's oldest ever outfield player. Can he find an equaliser?"

  48. 21:17: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    This is ridiculous now. Like shooting fish in a barrel for Bayern, but they can't quite hit the fish at the minute. Philipp Lahm gets free on the right, whips in a low cross which Mario Gotze heads toward goal, it would be 2-0 but not for the first time tonight Per Mertesacker gets a big shin in the way of it.

    Gary Lineker, MOTD presenterArsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    "Spirited display from Arsenal. The red card so debilitating!"

  50. 21:15: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    All Bayern are missing is a second away goal, and Arjen Robben is very close to adding it, curling wide from the edge of the box. Don't let him on to his left foot - rule one of defending against the Dutchman surely...

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    Some sensational action and great talking points so far this evening - and you can find great images on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  52. 21:14: 
    Under the cosh- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich
    Arsenal v Bayern

    This is a graphical representation of utter domination. Between kick-off for the second half and the hour mark Bayern Munich had 90.5% possession. Extraordinary.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich
    Arsenal show their disappointment after conceding

    "Arsenal have to dig in here. The concentration levels have dropped for Arsenal - there are a few very tired footballers out there in red shirts."

    Nottm Forest 2-1 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Forest cranking up the pressure now and Jamaal Lascelles went agonisingly close to making it 3-1 with a shot that went just wide. Liam Moore is on for Leicester who have replaced Lloyd Dyer as part of their reshuffle."

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the EmiratesArsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    "Bayern Munich are flashing the warning signs for Arsenal now as they dominate possession but Arsene Wenger's men deserve great credit. They are sticking to their task against an outstanding side - but simply cannot gather any attacking momentum. And a note on Arsenal's fans. They have been magnificent tonight, really appreciating how their team has tried to take the game to Bayern given the opportunity."

  56. 21:10: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Rafinha across the six-yard box for Thomas Muller...who just can't stretch enough to convert it! Arsenal staring elimination in the face at the minute. This could end with a big lead for the Germans, whose fans are in fine voice.

  57. 21:08: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Mario Gotze heads wide as Bayern replace Mario Mandzukic with Thomas Muller. He loves a goal in the Champions League. Twenty-five minutes remain.

  58. 21:08: 
    Nottm Forest 2-1 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Massive massive chance for Leicester to level. Danny Drinkwater did well down the right flank but David Nugent shot hopelessly wide from close range and how they may live to regret that as within a minute Paul Konchesky is shown a straight red card for a challenge on Jamie Mackie near the halfway line."

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    Forrest Johnson: This match is a microcosm of Arsenal's side. Can compete with the best at times, but they lack something to be truly elite.

  60. 21:06: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Wonderful from Toni Kroos again! Lofting a pass over a static Arsenal back line, Arjen Robben is in on the right of the area but his volleyed cross/shot is palmed away by Lukasz Fabianksi in the Arsenal goal.

  61. 21:05: 
    Just Kroosing- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich
    Toni Kroos celebrates scoring for Bayern

    Toni Kroos is up to 98 passes in the Bayern midfield, completing 96.9% of them. Arsenal's biggest passer so far is Jack Wilshere with 24. Arsenal are getting tiki-takaed to death.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    "1-0 is not game over. You saw what Arsenal could do in the first 30 minutes. Bayern didn't like it and they couldn't handle it."

  63. 21:03: 
    CLOSE!- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Milan looking a bit tired but here's the first chance of the second half, Adel Taarabt again involved from the left wing, finding Kaka to jink into space and drag wide from 20 yards.

  64. 21:02: 
    Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Arsenal are holding on for dear life and they have another 30 minutes to survive yet. Bayern hit the 70% of possession mark.

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    Segun Agbaje: Toni Kroos is an absolute beast. Look at the curve on that ball. Ridiculous! Bayern better give him a new contract.

  66. 20:59: 
    YELLOW CARD- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    Yaya Sanogo is putting himself about but he goes a bit too far, charging down Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and earning himself a booking in the process. Arsene Wenger claims that the keeper dived there, but he was clattered.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich

    "What a quality goal. Toni Kroos has been the best player on the pitch for me."

  68. 20:58: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 0-1 Bayern Munich - Toni Kroos (54 mins)

    That half-time switch has allowed Philipp Lahm to move into central midfield and the Bayern captain tees up Toni Kroos 20 yards out, and he sweeps home delightfully with his first touch. Wonderful composed finish from the midfielder, who has been linked - rather extravagantly you feel - with a move to Manchester United in the summer.

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    Lifa Nati: Bayern Munich don't look the same side without Ribery and Muller, Arsenal should have been ruthless in those opening minutes.

  70. 20:55: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Laurent Koscielny almost gets on the end of a set-piece but can't quite control it properly. That could have been massive for the Gunners. Yaya Sanogo needs binoculars to see his nearest team-mate.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Arsenal have everybody behind the ball and have a very good shape. They are digging in well.

    "Bayern Munich come across this every week in the Bundesliga - it has become a practice match with Arsenal sitting so deep."

  72. 20:54: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    This is a full-on nine men behind the ball job now. Mesut Ozil treading on his goalkeeper's toes he's that deep. Bayern have Thomas Muller, the space investigator, warming up.

    If anyone can find a gap in the massed ranks of defence, he can.

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    Ben from Halifax: Can't knock Szczesny there. If he stays on his line he's not brave enough and if he goes for the ball he risks everything. Monreal just wasn't in the pace of the game. Shame because Arsenal were looking good

  74. 20:52: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Bayern start the second half with all guns blazing, but Thiago can't quite connect with a cross from the left and Toni Kroos then fires a low shot at Lukasz Fabianksi.

    Gary Lineker, MOTD presenterArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Never understood why a player gets a red card for denying a goal scoring opportunity if it's a penalty. A penalty is a goal scoring opp!"

  76. 20:49: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich
    David Alaba misses a penalty for Bayern Munich

    Game on...

  77. 20:49: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Rafinha is on for Jerome Boateng.

  78. 20:46: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    What will Arsene Wenger have said to his players at the break? Hang on lads, only three halves to go?

    An away goal for Bayern would make life very difficult for the Gunners.

  79. 20:40: 
    League One latest- Gillingham 0-1 Sheffield United

    At half-time, FA Cup quarter-finalists Sheffield United are a goal up against Gillingham after Conor Coady struck from inside the box.

    New Gillingham signing Ryan Inniss had to come off after 41 minutes because of an injury.

  80. 20:40: 
    Nottm Forest 2-1 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "With just over 15 minutes to go until the break, there was precious little to talk about, but a frantic error-strewn few minutes have changed all that. A terrible mix-up between Jamaal Lacselles and goalkeeper Karl Darlow allowed Jamie Vardy to put Leicester ahead.

    "And, after a magnificent header from Jamie Paterson levelled the scores and settled home nerves, more poor defending - this time from Wes Morgan - resulted in a penalty from Andy Reid putting the hosts ahead. It's got interesting."

  81. 20:37:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the EmiratesArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich
    Arjen Robben on the floor after he is brought down by Wojciech Szczesny

    "Wonderfully entertaining first half but Arsenal must now contain Bayern Munich's passing and movement with only 10 men. Big task ahead but The Gunners have shown they can trouble Bayern's defence."

  82. 20:35: 
    Fever Pitch?- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich
    Fever Pitch actor Colin Firth

    Mr. Ashworth has managed to get out of marking history coursework to make it down to the Emirates tonight. That gaff he bought with Miss Hughes in 1989 overlooking Highbury will be worth a fortune now...

  83. 20:35:  
    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "The advantage now is Arsenal have an excuse to drop off and let them have the ball. In the second half, they can drop a lot deeper and try to frustrate.

    "Mesut Ozil is having a funny period here. He is not creating enough, not scoring enough and not doing enough to warrant his massive wages. His confidence is rock bottom and he has struggled. I can't believe he stayed on the pitch when Santi Cazorla was taken off."

  84. 20:34: 
    HALF-TIME- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid
    Ac Milan 0-0 Madrid

    BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt: Goalless, but watchable. Atletico made a lightning start before Milan warmed to their task, with Kaka to the fore. The hosts should be ahead and, if it wasn't for Thibaut Courtois, they would be."

  85. 20:34: 

    Two of the best 0-0s I've seen in an age.

  86. 20:33: 
    HALF-TIME- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich
  87. 20:32: 
    HALF-TIME- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid
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    Dan from Malvern: Wojciech Szczesny has had a really good season but I think he shows his age rather than his experience there. Panics a little and gives his team a massive disadvantage. Luckily Arsenal were let off by a poor, poor penalty, but we won't be let off again.

  89. 20:32: 
    League One Latest- Gillingham 0-1 Sheffield United

    Goal in League One. A low right-foot drive from inside the box from Conor Coady puts Sheffield United ahead of Gillingham.

  90. 20:31: 
    Nottm Forest 2-1 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Amazing turnaround as former Forest captain Wes Morgan brings down Jamie Mackie in the area and Andy Reid smashes the penalty low and confidently into the bottom corner. Two goals in four minutes. It's suddenly deafening here at the City Ground."

  91. 20:29: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Mesut Ozil's mixed bag of a night now sees him covering back to cover Nacho Monreal at left-back. Half-time approaches, breathless stuff.

    Wojciech Szczesny may find himself in further hot water for a, erm, 'offensive' gesture as he left the pitch.

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Bayern coach Pep Guardiola was furious with David Alaba for a cheap concession of possession in a dangerous area just a few minutes before that penalty - so not much happened there to get his boss back onside."

    Nottm Forest 1-1 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "A stunning goal from Jamie Paterson has brought Forest level, the in-form winger reacting instinctively to head into the top corner after a corner was not properly cleared."

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    Akarim: Two missed penalties. This is a Champions League game we are watching right?

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Arsene Wenger said 0-0 would be a good result, now is the time to get one. Get everyone behind the ball."

  96. 20:27: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    A German and an Austrian both miss first-half penalties in London. Extraordinary.

    Arsenal will have to sit and soak this up now, it's raining body shots from Bayern. Yaya Sanogo has a lonely night on the cards now.

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    Jono: It's good bye-rn to the Champions League for Arsenal!

    Real Stealth: All collapse.

    Lewis James Brown: Correct decision by the ref, but red is too harsh a law. Ruins the game as a spectacle when pen and yellow suffice.

  98. 20:26: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich - David Alaba

    Incredible! After a long, long, long wait David Alaba rolls the spot-kick against the base of the post. Two missed penalties already tonight!

  99. 20:24: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Lukasz Fabianski is the replacement keeper on in place of Santi Cazorla. Can he be an instant hero?

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "It is a fantastic ball from Toni Kroos. Szczesny did catch his leg, a wonderful touch from Arjen Robben. He has completely taken him out and the referee has no option."

  101. 20:23: 
    RED CARD- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich - Wojciech Szczesny

    And for the second night in a row we have a red card. The Arsenal keeper has to go...

  102. 20:23: 
    PENALTY TO BAYERN- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Toni Kroos floats a pass over the top, Arjen Robben beats Wojciech Szczesny to the ball and goes down...

  103. 20:21: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Danger here! Bayern pick their way through for the first time as David Alaba skips into space on the left of the area, his cut back is perfect for Arjen Robben, the goal is gaping but his drive just hits Per Mertesacker on the shins. Goal-saving shins.

    Mario Mandzukic then gets through again but Laurent Koscielny strips him of the ball with a desperate tackle. Arsenal holding on as we enter the last 10 minutes of the half, covering up on the ropes as they take blows to the body.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "For the first half hour Arsenal have been absolutely excellent but Bayern are starting to get on top a bit now. Arsenal need to dig in until half time."

  105. 20:19: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich
    Yaya Sanogo in action against Bayern Munich

    It's certainly the loudest I've heard the Emirates in a long old while. Cracking game this, as Arsenal now look to hit Bayern on the counter-attack. What they wouldn't give for a fit and flying Theo Walcott. As it is, it's the Sanogo show up top.

  106. 20:19: 
    Nottm Forest 0-1 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Leicester were showing signs of getting into their stride and a defensive mix-up has gifted them the lead. A long ball was allowed to bounce and Forest keeper Karl Darlow hesitated before punching the ball out weekly and Jamie Vardy did superbly to guide the ball slowly towards the unguarded net. It's been interesting but hardly griping and a bit subdued until now. This could liven things up."

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    Cletus U.: The rate at which Ozil gives away possession aptly summarizes his confidence level.

    Nid: Where's this Arsenal been in recent weeks? The Gunners are giving Bayern a run for their money.

  108. 20:17: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Kieran Gibbs can't continue so Nacho Monreal is into the action. No time to warm-up, you're up against Lahm and Gotze.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Jerome Boateng would definitely be booked for that if he hadn't already been booked. The referee has let him off very lightly."

  110. 20:16: 
    CLOSE!- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Brilliant again from Kaka, who is shining on the big stage tonight. Mario Balotelli plays him in with a smart backheel and the Brazilian number 22 lifts a clipped effort onto the roof of the net.

    Almost gold.

  111. 20:15: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Jerome Boateng - who is already in the book - catches Jack Wilshere and has a nervous look over at referee Nicola Rizzoli, who saves him with a stern look.

    Kieran Gibbs is down injured though and may have to come off.

  112. 20:14: 
    League One latest- Gillingham 0-0 Sheffield United

    It's 0-0 in tonight's only League One fixture, as Gillingham play Sheffield United. A couple of chances for Gillingham's new signing Ryan Inniss, who has joined the club on loan from Crystal Palace. United also have a new signing in Derby County's Ben Davies, who sits on the bench tonight.

  113. 20:12: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Bayern are now up to over 60% of possession, that's their game and they are starting to threaten. Mario Gotze swings in a dangerous cross which Laurent Koscielny defends brilliantly, but there are the first signs of nerves in and around the Emirates. The home fans have seen this film before and they know how it ends.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "So far Arsenal will be very pleased. Manuel Neuer has been the busier of the two goalkeepers.

    "You will get your joy down the wing with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, he is a great out ball for Arsenal tonight."

    Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United defenderArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Arsenal need to score now while they are on top, otherwise it's curtains."

  116. 20:09: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Drogba-esque from Yaya Sanogo, winning the ball in the centre-circle, clipping the ball over his own head and then spraying a fine knock out to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right. The Ox has the legs to beat Dante to the ball but Manuel Neuer is flying off his line to hack it away. That's ramped the crowd back up a notch.

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    Mesut Ozil reacts after missing a penalty

    Tamlin in Swansea: I can already see the headline tomorrow: 'Missit Ozil'.

  118. 20:06: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Mesut Ozil ghosting into the box down the right channel, Yaya Sanogo lays it off to Mathieu Flamini but the Frenchman's effort is horrible. Not his strength.

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is laying the law down furiously to his defence with some animated tic-tac in his technical area. Not happy at all and there will be genuine relief after Manuel Neuer saved Mesut Ozil's feeble penalty - but Arsenal asking plenty of questions in a very promising start."

  120. 20:05: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Bayern win a corner which David Alaba hammers back in on the bounce, but big Per Mertesacker is big enough to charge it down. Bayern starting to impose their tika-taka on the game now. Once they get the ball it takes a while to get it off them...

  121. 20:03: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Adel Taarabt is enjoying his Champions League debut for Milan! The on-loan QPR man swings in a cross from the right which is met by Andrea Poli, but his header is tipped onto the woodwork by Thibaut Courtois in the Madrid goal! Fine few minutes from Milan.

  122. 20:02: 

    So far we are matching the curling for excitement anyway. Kaka's shot would have graced the fifth end in Sochi.

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    Mesut Ozil sees his penalty saved

    Edward Cairns: Shocking penalty. Mesut Ozil never looked like he believed he would score.

    Wale Ibraheem: The difference between failure and success is the number of opportunities cashed in. Arsenal will regret that missing chance.

    MChadala: Ozil's miss epitomises his maiden season - season of missed opportunities.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "It is very hard to keep pressing like Arsenal were. Bayern now are having more time on the ball, which is worrying."

  125. 20:00: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Wonderful effort! Kaka channelling the Kaka of 2007, arcing in a dipping strike from the edge of the box and only denied a fine goal by the crossbar!

    The Brazilian may be a shadow of his old self but he is still capable of the odd moment of genius. That was brilliant!

    Gary Lineker, MOTD presenterArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Germans never could take penalties!"

  127. 20:00: 
    Nottm Forest 0-0 Leicester

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at the City Ground: "Cagey stuff early on. Forest have settled a bit better and have just had a decent effort on goal from their man of the moment Jamie Paterson, the winger cutting in from the left after a jinking run and forcing Kasper Schmeichel to push the ball away.

    "Other than that, the only noteworthy effort was an Andy Reid free-kick that curled well wide."

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Disbelief around the Emirates - disbelief at the sheer sloppiness of Mesut Ozil's penalty. Barely a run up. Barely a shot. Arsenal have to clear their heads now because, penalty apart, they have made a full contribution to a magnificent opening to this Champions League tie."

  129. 19:59: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Arsenal have had 61% of possession so far. Not many people would have predicted that.

  130. 19:57: 
    AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Milan are starting to settle down now after a shaky opening. Mario Balotelli has had a ridiculous effort from 40 yards out which flew wide.

  131. 19:56: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Mesut Ozil may not have been in the best form but his touch inside to win a penalty from Jerome Boateng was class. The crowd has been silenced by that miss, will the momentum swing Bayern's way now?

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    Ryan Mould: With Ozil in this form who was the bright spark allowing him to take penalties? Pathetic.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "It was poor. I thought someone else would take that. It was a definite penalty.

    "Mesut Ozil didn't look very confident. He hasn't been playing with confidence in the last few weeks. It was a comfortable save.

    "I don't know how long Arsenal can keep this tempo up."

  134. 19:54: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich - Mesut Ozil

    Mesut Ozil against his childhood friend Manuel Neuer - and it's tame! Weak, weak effort from the German, and Neuer is able to beat it away.

    How costly will that be?

  135. 19:53: 
    PENALTY TO ARSENAL- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Brilliant start! And that's a penalty as Mesut Ozil tricks his way past Jerome Boateng and wins a spot-kick!

  136. 19:51: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Great tempo to this game, with Bayern not able to settle into their rhythm yet, as Barcelona did last night. The Gunners have got the crowd going with their harrying and pressing, and your man Yaya Sanogo is almost on the end of a cross but can't steer his header on goal.

    He's not had an effort on target in his Arsenal career yet - but hang on! Now he has!

    Sanogo collects Jack Wilshere's pass and fires in a low shot which forces Manuel Neuer into action with a low save. Neuer then saves from Santi Cazorla! What a start from the Gunners.

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    Arran Higgs: Tell you what, if Sanogo scores he could become a cult hero.

  138. 19:50: 
    AC Milan 0-0 Atletico Madrid

    Milan have barely had a kick in the opening minutes at a busy San Siro, with Atletico looking very slick indeed.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "What a save that is. Terrific effort from Toni Kroos. This early on that is vital."

  140. 19:48: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Arjen Robben is over on the left for Bayern, with Philipp Lahm indeed reverting back to his role at right-back.

    Bayern then go close to an early opener, Toni Kroos firing in from 25 yards and Wojciech Szczesny has to make a flying one-handed stop!

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    "Arsenal are pressing very high early on, making Bayern kick the ball long. It is what they need to do."

  142. 19:47: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    Great start for Yaya Sanogo, bulldozing his way through a challenge from Philipp Lahm on the left wing and getting the crowd going in the opening seconds. Energy and drive early doors.

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    On Mathieu Flamini:

    "He has been key. Mathieu Flamini does all the horrible work where you break the play up and take a few for the team.

    "Those players are vital and he has been a revelation since he came back. He has earned his wages since he came back."

  144. 19:46: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 0-0 Bayern Munich

    And we are away at the Emirates, and playing at the San Siro...

  145. 19:43: 
    The Chaammppiiooonnnsss!- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich

    The anthem has been played, hands have been shaken, mosaics have been displayed. Let's get this show on the road.

  146. 19:42: 
    AC Milan v Atletico Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    I've just seen that Mario Balotelli is on a yellow card. Let's just rule him out of the second leg now shall we?

    Conor McNamara, BBC commentator at Emirates StadiumArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich

    "Ready to go on BBC Radio 5 live at The Emirates. I'm with Chris Waddle & Mike Ingham for Arsenal v Bayern Munich."

  148. 19:41: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker is having a laugh and a joke with his German compatriots in the tunnel. The serious business is about to start...

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "Winning is a habit. Bayern have enormous belief and confidence. That is the key word in football.

    "This side has grown and grown and go out on the pitch thinking they are better than anyone else."

  150. 19:35: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Ten minutes away from kick-off then. Yaya Sanogo is the pre-match talking point but he looks relaxed enough in his warm-up, with experienced head Bacary Sagna in his ear.

  151. 19:30: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Sensational stuff James, absolutely sensational.

    The only way that could get any better would be if you were watching Saving Private Ryan on the bedside monitor. Oh no, you've ticked that box as well...

    Yaya McArthur? Got to be.

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    James McArthur

    Wigan midfielder James McArthur: "Mrs is getting induced, and hopefully having baby tonight, but I ain't missing the footy."

  153. 19:30: 

    Stand by for one of the finest tweets seen by man...

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    Jesse Sunquist: Am I the only one who is not intimidated by Munich's bench? Arsenal bench looks much stronger and that should not be discounted.

    It's more the starting XI you want to worry about Jesse

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "Bayern Munich are the best team in Europe. There is no pressure on Arsenal. Most here will expect Arsenal to go out.

    "They have nothing to lose, I want them to press Bayern high and have a go at them. Go and impose yourselves."

  156. 19:23: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    He's going to have a blinder. Sales of 'Sanogo' shirts will rocket at the club shop tomorrow, you just wait and see.

    Having said that this the most surprising team selection I've seen since Aidy Boothroyd left Adebayo Akinfenwa on the bench for the Cobblers at Wembley last May.

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    Andy: It's not even started, but already this game's a nogo.

  158. 19:21: 
    Nottm Forest v Leicester (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips: "There's oodles of attacking quality out wide tonight and from the respective line-ups, neither side looks like they are set up to play for a draw.

    "Leicester's settled 4-4-2 formation with a tried and trusted wing duo have been the complete package all season. Anthony Knockaert combines class, technical quality and guile with a decent turn of pace while Lloyd Dyer's searing speed has led to countless opportunities for the Championship leaders. Jamie Vardy and David Nugent rarely complain of a lack of service.

    "Jamie Paterson has been terrorising full-backs of late, has managed eight goals in his last 10 games and been a star turn in Nottingham Forest's 13-game unbeaten run in the league. And with the nous and creativity of Andy Reid and Radoslaw Majewski to supply Jamie Mackie and Simon Cox, the Reds should be posing plenty of questions of the away defence."

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    On Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil:

    "The Premier League is a hard league to play in.

    "He has been under the spotlight since he came here. It is a different way of life and that takes time to settle. I think he finds it hard to link up with Olivier Giroud the way he plays.

    "He would like someone technically gifted up there who can play on the same wavelength as him, no disrespect to Giroud."

    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at the EmiratesArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "German fans are always a welcome addition to Champions League games and Bayern Munich's fans are already packed into one corner of The Emirates and making plenty of noise. Lots of surprise around at Arsene Wenger's decision to start with youngster Yaya Sanogo but he has clearly already detected something in his game he feels can make a difference tonight, even against the current Champions League holders."

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    Cameron, an Arsenal fan: Sanogo was brilliant at the weekend and deserves to start. Brings more urgency than Giroud and gives pace that we need desperately.

  162. 19:16: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Imagine what's going through Yaya Sanogo's head right now. Fear? Excitement? Absolute disbelief?

    I don't think one Bayern player will know who he is. That could be the key to his selection.

    Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United defenderArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "Arsenal v Bayern... No Giroud... Looking forward to seeing how Ox does versus a team of this calibre. I'm going 1-3 Bayern."

    Chris Waddle, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "People forget Lukas Podolski has a good partnership with Mesut Ozil.

    "Olivier Giroud is not a player you are going to play quick one-twos with. Maybe Arsene Wenger thinks Yaya Sanogo can do that. I would have thought he would have given Podolski a chance though, particularly against his old club."

  165. 19:12: 
    LINE-UPS- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla, Sanogo. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Podolski, Giroud, Monreal, Jenkinson, Gnabry.

    Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Thiago, Javi Martinez, Robben, Kroos, Gotze, Mandzukic. Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Muller, Contento, Schweinsteiger.

    Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

  166. 19:10: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Yaya Sanogo in action for Arsenal

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the selection of Yaya Sanogo: "He is playing well, as simple as that. You can debate every position from the first to the last. Olivier Giroud has played a lot of games recently, he is a bit tired. We need him refreshed and to come back strong. We start a game of 180 minutes tonight and we have to consider it like that. The weight of an away goal is very important."

    Yaya Sanogo has played 127 minutes of action for Arsenal so far in his career. This is like something out of a Disney film...

    Conor McNamara, BBC commentator at Emirates StadiumArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich

    "Bayern Munich fans tuck-in with The Emirates in the background."

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    BBC World Service sports reporter John Bennett: "This time last year Yaya Sanogo was playing against FC Istres in front of less than 3,000 fans. Quite a jump in 12 months."

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    Ken: As a Kilmarnock fan I'd settle for 2 passes in a row to a blue and white shirt to be honest but give me flying wingers and crosses instead of square passing any day of the week.

    Rob, Newbury: I find Barca boring, and they aim to frustrate and bore their opponents. But what I hate is their claim that other styles and defending is 'anti-football'. And mean-spirited when they lose. Horrible club.

    Spurs fan: Yes, tiki-taka is boring!! City are the most entertaining team in the world, Liverpool a close second. City missed a few golden chances yesterday and deserved to beat Barca. If they had done so, the media would be agreeing with Jose!

  170. 19:06: 
    Madcap Mario- AC Milan v Atletico Madrid (19:45 GMT)
    Mario Balotelli

    Does anyone else miss Mario Balotelli?

    I'd love to see the maverick forward back in the Premier League, and I'd especially like to see this happen:

    "I'm a centre-forward, but if I have to play in goal to win the Champions League then that is what I'm willing to do," Mario said the other day.

    Imagine that - Balotelli as a fly keeper...

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerJoin the debate at #bbcfootball

    "Is Sanogo the reason Wenger wasn't panicked into buying a back-up striker in the window? Has he seen something special? Guess we'll find out."

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    Wasiu Lawal: Yaya Sanogo starts. I'm about to hyperventilate!!

    Chris Leonard: Insane decision, Quite ridiculous, Sanogo is not even close to being ready for this.

    Daniel Curwen: YAYA. YAYA YAYA. YAYA YAYA. YAYA YAYA... Sanogo…?

  173. 19:04: 
    Who is Yaya Sanogo?- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Yaya Sanogo

    The 21-year-old French youth international striker Yaya Sanogo signed for the Gunners from Ligue 2 club Auxerre as a free agent in the summer.

    He scored 11 goals in 24 appearances for Auxerre and helped France win the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Turkey in July.

    The 6ft 1ins striker made his full Arsenal debut in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Liverpool and has also appeared twice as a substitute.

  174. 19:03: 
    Team News- AC Milan v Atletico Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    AC Milan, without the injured Robinho, hand a Champions League debut to QPR loanee Adel Taarabt, who forms a front three alongside Kaka and Mario Balotelli. Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien also starts.

    Atletico Madrid have Diego Costa leading the line, but have Tiago Mendes absent because of wrist and knee injuries. Former Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua starts, with David Villa on the bench.

    Milan: Abbiati, De Sciglio, Rami, Bonera, Essien, Poli, Emanuelson, de Jong, Kaká, Taarabt, Balotelli.

    Atletico: Courtois, Godín, Juanfran, Insua, Miranda, Mario Suárez, Koke, Raúl García, Arda Turan, Gabi, Diego Costa.

  175. 19:01: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Aaron Ramsey is a big loss for the Gunners, He scored the winner in Dortmund and started the season superbly well. Can the hosts disrupt that Bayern midfield?

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Aaron Ramsey

    Injured Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on Instagram: Preparations done, the lads are ready, let's make it a noisy one tonight! Come on Arsenal!!

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    Matt Graham: Hope Arsene Wenger is wearing a tin hat to protect himself from the inevitable criticism he will get.

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "Huge call from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to select the gifted but raw 21-year-old Yaya Sanogo ahead of Olivier Giroud in attack against Bayern Munich.

    "Giroud has had some well-chronicled personal issues in recent days but this is not a disciplinary decision by Wenger, more perhaps an attempt to inject an element of surprise to the Champions League holders after the youngster acquitted himself well in Sunday's FA Cup fifth round win against Liverpool."

  179. 18:56: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    That is a massive call from Arsene Wenger. What a night for Yaya Sanogo, just four days or so after his first start for the club. A leap of faith?

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    Manav Mehta: Striker crisis?! What striker crisis? Sanogo starts against arguably the strongest team in Europe.

  181. 18:55: 
    YAYA SANOGO STARTS- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)


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

  182. 18:50: 
    Generous Bayern- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Want another reason to like the Bundesliga? Bayern Munich have subsidised their fans' tickets tonight, with the German supporters paying 45 euros (£37), rather than the 75 euros (£62) charged by the Gunners for the last-16 first leg tie.

    "This is intended to represent a small thank you for the great support of the followers in the past calendar year 2013," said Bayern.

    The club added the move will cost them around 90,000 euros (£74,000).

    Great stuff.

  183. 18:48: 
    AC Milan v Atletico Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt reports: "Atletico's sole final appearance of 1974 may pale in comparison to AC Milan's seven European titles, but form that sees them involved in a three-way tussle for the Spanish title sends them to the San Siro as favourites to reach the quarter-finals.

    "Milan, ninth in Serie A, have shown some signs of improvement under Clarence Seedorf, who makes his managerial bow in a tournament he won four times as a player. Seedorf can tonight call on former Chelsea midfielder Michael Esseien and QPR loanee Adel Taarabt.

    "As for Atletico, one of three unbeaten sides in the group stage, they will be looking to continue a run that has seen Milan lose their last four knockout ties against Spanish opponents and reach the last eight for the first time in 17 years."

  184. 18:47: 

    Barcelona and Bayern Munich are boring then?

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    The Peanut Pundit: As we've graduated from swords to guns, so football has graduated from route one to tiki-taka. The efficient wins in the end.

    Kieran Smith: Passing it around & waiting for a mistake to pounce on may be efficient, but is dull. Even when they scored last night I yawned.

  186. 18:42: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola was playing it cool on Tuesday, saying it is "impossible" to dominate matches against Arsenal.

    Guardiola did not win on either of his two previous visits to the Emirates.

    "I learnt that you can't dominate 90 minutes against Arsenal. It's impossible," Guardiola said.

    "You can play good, and dominate until half-time, 30 minutes, 75 minutes, but a complete 90 minutes - it's impossible. Always you have a problem."

    Imagine having to make do with dominating an away game for a measly 75 minutes...

  187. 18:41: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    We've not seen Arsenal's team yet but I'm hearing rumours that Yaya 'the wildcard' Sanogo starts...

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    Rawree19: Can't see beyond another lesson from Bayern Munich, who I expect to start quickly and punish Arsenal in the first half.

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    Craig in London: I'm firmly of the belief that tiki-taka is a cure for insomnia. Pass sideways, back, sideways again it's no wonder the players' stats look so good when there is no risk to the passes. Arsenal's fast-flowing one-twos and constant passing triangles are a joy to watch in comparison.

    Callum in Swansea: As a Swans fan it's annoying when they go sideways, but when they get the correct ball forwards after brilliant build-up play... Nothing is better in football!

  190. 18:36: 
    Team News- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Mario Mandzukic leads the line for Bayern Munich - and it does indeed look like Philipp Lahm may be back at full-back. Classic

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

  191. 18:34: 
    Old Lahm, new tricks- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    If you've not seen much of Bayern under Pep Guardiola, one noticeable change has seen full-back Philipp Lahm switch to a deep midfield role.

    Lahm, 30, was called "perhaps the most intelligent player I have ever trained in my career. He is at another level" by Guardiola at the start of the season and has taken to his new role with relish. Expect him to dictate the play like a German Xavi.

    Or now I've pointed it out, maybe expect him to play at right-back tonight after all.

  192. 18:32: 
    See you in Cyprus

    Before we get cracking, a bit of pan-European logistics to bring you all up to speed with.

    Dynamo Kiev's Europa League tie with Valencia on Thursday has been moved to Cyprus because of continuing violence in the Ukraine capital.

    Uefa said the match will be played at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia at 18:00 GMT after "security" concerns.

    Protesters and police have clashed in Kiev, leading to 25 deaths.

    But Tottenham's Europa League match against Dnipro, also in Ukraine, is due to go ahead as Dnipropetrovsk is nearly 300 miles away from Kiev.

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    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Opta: 5 - Bayern Munich have won their last 5 Champions League games in the knockout stages (13 goals for, 1 against).

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Emirates StadiumArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "Arsenal face arguably the toughest Champions League task of all when they entertain holders Bayern Munich - now under the guidance of Pep Guardiola - at The Emirates. They can take solace from victory in the Allianz Arena, albeit in an overall losing cause, at this stage last season and a dramatic improvement in form since.

    "Manager Arsene Wenger admits Bayern are the tournament favourites as they seek to become the first club to retain the Champions League under a charismatic coach determined he can repeat the success he enjoyed twice at Barcelona."

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    Rahul Dhakka: Passing is an art, and for those who don't understand it, it may seem boring.

    Paul Reeves: Does it matter if it's boring? It's effective, very effective. At the end of the day its about winning and Arsenal play great football which on Match of the Day is great for a neutral but fans want to win.

    Jamie Scott: There's nothing wrong with this style from a tactical point of view, however it gets extremely frustrating as a fan on the opposing side to it. Also defenders of Bayern/Barcelona may be neat on the ball but are fairly inept when exposed.

  196. 18:26: 
    League One preview

    Only one League One fixture this evening, as Gillingham welcome Sheffield United to Priestfield Stadium. Gillingham won their last meeting 2-1 in November. New signing Ryan Inniss looks set to make his debut tonight, the England youth defender joining the Gills on loan from Crystal Palace until the end of the season.

    The Blades are currently third from bottom but could move out of danger with a win. Can the FA Cup specialists find their league feet?

    Nottm Forest v Leicester (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips reports: "Leicester City's ever-pragmatic manager Nigel Pearson is just about the least likely man to start celebrating promotion before it's nailed on, but should the Foxes beat East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest tonight then their place in the top two looks a near certainty.

    "Victory would see Pearson's side go 10 points clear of second-placed Burnley and 12 clear of third-placed Derby County with just 15 games to go. Forest, who beat City 2-0 earlier in the season, are still chasing automatic promotion and would move into fourth place and only be three points adrift of the top two if they were to win at the City Ground.

    "And, despite Sunday's FA Cup humbling at the hands of Sheffield United, their form has been none too shabby either. Boss Billy Davies has masterminded a 13-game unbeaten league run and they have lost just four Championship games all season."

  198. 18:24: 

    As well as Champions League action there's a big game in the Championship for us to sink out teeth into too...

  199. 18:21: 

    Are we all pumped up by the curling? One of the great curling moments there while I had my dinner. If the football can match that for drama we will have some night on our hands...

    Dan Walker, BBC SportArsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    "Curling delight in the Emirates press room. Fist pumps all round."

  201. 18:18:  
    BBC Radio 5 live
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich

    BBC Radio 5 live have extensive coverage of Arsenal's mouth-watering Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

    Join Mark Pougatch at 19:00 GMT as he begins build-up to the last-16, first-leg meeting. Live commentary follows at 19:45 GMT, with Mike Ingham, Conor McNamara and former England winger Chris Waddle the men behind the microphones.

    They will also be taking calls after the game, as they dissect what is sure to be a thrilling encounter.

    Listen online now.

  202. 18:17: 
    Tonight's other game...- AC Milan v Atletico Madrid (19:45 GMT)
    Diego Costa

    It's a story of fallen giants versus huge over-achievers in tonight's other Champions League tie. AC Milan may have seven (count 'em) European Cups in the San Siro trophy cabinet but they are having a shocker of a season.

    Clarence Seedorf has been parachuted in for a spot of mid-season fire-fighting but the Rossoneri are still ninth in Serie A, below the likes of Verona and Torino and a huge 31 points shy of leaders Juventus. David Moyes-esque.

    Conversely, Atletico Madrid refuse to fall away from the title race in La Liga, dead level on 60 points with both Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of the table.

    Will both sides carry that domestic form into tonight's tie?

  203. 18:15: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Bayern Munch fans

    Sometimes words aren't enough. I wouldn't like to be sat behind this guy tonight though...

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Opta: 4 - Lukas Podolski has scored more goals in the Champions League for Arsenal (4 in 6 games) than for Bayern (3 in 11 games). Reunion.

    Get Involved

    Pass pass pass pass, tippy tappy, tiki-taka - whatever you want to call it Barcelona and Bayern Munich's relentless style of short, sharp possession football remains the system to beat in Europe. Manchester City were the latest team to be frustrated by the Barca carousel last night, and Bayern could well enjoy 60-70% of the play again tonight.

    But, mesmeric as it can be, is that style of play boring? My brother always says he finds Barcelona dull to watch, but there speaks a man raised on Division Four, 'hit the big man' stuff at Northampton's old County Ground.

    But what do you think? Are you bored by Bayern and Barca? Or in love with Lahm?

    Let us know your thoughts. You can text in to 81111 (UK Only) with a name on there, or tweet us at #bbcfootball.

  206. 18:07: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    So Bayern are imperious then. But is there a chink of light in their armoury?

    Two of their three defeats in the Champions League over the last two seasons have been to Premier League clubs, with Arsenal and then City exacting a degree of revenge with impressive wins at the Allianz Arena during 2013.

    Anything other than a defeat tonight, then, and Arsenal could be in business...

  207. 18:02: 
    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)

    Arsenal may be having their best season in years but one look at Bayern's recent record is enough to reduce even the most optimistic Gunner to a shivering wreck.

    Since August 2012 the Bavarian giants have won 48 of 55 Bundesliga games, losing just once and scoring 155 times in the process.

    Their European form has been almost as impressive, winning 15 out of 19, winning the trophy last May by beating Borussia Dortmund at Wembley and scoring 48 times in the Champions League.

    And just four months ago they put on a masterclass to thump Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad. Are we scared yet?

  208. 1800: 
    Stand up for the champions...- Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 GMT)
    Lionel Messi

    Who thought they saw the best team in Europe win in Manchester last night?

    Not Pep Guardiola.

    bayern Munich

    The former Barcelona coach may have been an interested spectator as the Catalans passed their way to a 2-0 win at Manchester City but tonight he will unleash the current champions of Europe on Arsenal.

    Bayern Munich have been simply awesome in the last two years, laying waste to teams from Valencia in the west to Moscow in the east, with three wins in England inbetween.

    The Gunners were trounced 3-1 on home soil this time last year. Have they learned their lesson?

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