Champions League - 2nd Leg
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Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

By Andy CryerBBC Sport
Bastian Schweinsteiger

Arsenal exited the Champions League at the first knockout stage for the fourth year in a row after drawing at holders Bayern Munich.

A dominant Bayern, leading 2-0 from the first leg, had a Javi Martinez volley ruled out for offside before the break.

Bastian Schweinsteiger gave Bayern the lead from close range before Lukas Podolski shot high into the net to level the score on the night.

Thomas Muller had a late penalty saved as Bayern won 3-1 on aggregate.

Arsenal's European exit leaves them just two more chances to end a nine-year trophy drought this season. Arsene Wenger's men are in the FA Cup semi-final and seven points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The damage was done in the first leg at Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal will rue an early missed penalty by Mesut Ozil and the dismissal of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Few gave the Gunners much chance of overturning the 2-0 deficit at the defending European and German champions, who won a record 16th Bundesliga game in a row against Wolfsburg on Saturday to go 20 points clear at the top.

No side has ever retained the Champions League crown but, unbeaten in the league for 49 matches and now in the quarter-finals, Bayern are strongly fancied by many to make history in Lisbon in May.

Arsenal did go into the match with reasons for hope, having been the last team to prevent the German side from scoring when they beat them 2-0 at the Allianz Arena at the same stage last season, although the Gunners went out that night on away goals.

Bayern's defeat by Arsenal last season was the only game the Bavarians had failed to score in in their last 100 matches and a composed start by the hosts made the prospect of another shut-out an unlikely one.

For all their control, Arjen Robben's volley that bounced over the bar was the closest Bayern went in an uneventful opening before Martinez's volley was rightly disallowed for offside.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was looking a threat for Arsenal, who only named six substitutes because the Gunners did not realise Ryo Miyaichi was ineligible to play, as his intermittent quick breaks gave the visitors hope there was still a route back into the tie.

By the break, Bayern had enjoyed 71% of possession with a resilient Arsenal impressive defensively but needing more as an attacking threat.

The difficult task became almost impossible soon after the restart as Franck Ribery cut inside on the left and squared for Schweinsteiger, who calmly converted from close range.

Arsenal hit back immediately though as Podolski nudged Philipp Lahm off the ball, before shooting high into the net from an angle, leaving them needing two goals again to progress.

Bayern never looked threatened though as Muller was prevented from winning the match on the night for Bayern by Lukasz Fabianski's penalty save, after Robben was fouled by Laurent Koscielny.


Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 21Lahm
  • 27Alaba
  • 31Schweinsteiger
  • 8Martínez AguinagaBooked at 79mins
  • 4Costa SantosBooked at 8mins
  • 10Robben
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 9Mandzukic
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forKroosat 59'minutes
  • 7RibérySubstituted forMüllerat 85'minutes


  • 5van Buyten
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 14Pizarro
  • 17Boateng
  • 22Starke
  • 25Müller
  • 39Kroos


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21Fabianski
  • 3Sagna
  • 5VermaelenBooked at 83mins
  • 8ArtetaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGnabryat 77'minutes
  • 4Mertesacker
  • 6Koscielny
  • 11ÖzilSubstituted forRosickyat 45'minutes
  • 15Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forFlaminiat 84'minutes
  • 12Giroud
  • 19Cazorla
  • 9PodolskiBooked at 26mins


  • 7Rosicky
  • 13Viviano
  • 20Flamini
  • 25Jenkinson
  • 44Gnabry
  • 45Hayden
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 1, Arsenal 1.

  2. Booking

    Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 1, Arsenal 1.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Toni Kroos.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lukas Podolski (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomas Rosicky.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

  8. Post update

    Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Penalty saved! Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Penalty FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben draws a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) after a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Serge Gnabry (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lukas Podolski.

  13. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Laurent Koscielny.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Arsenal. Santiago Cazorla tries a through ball, but Lukas Podolski is caught offside.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Thomas Müller replaces Franck Ribéry.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal. Mathieu Flamini replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Franck Ribéry.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Booking

    Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Franck Ribéry (FC Bayern München) because of an injury.