ONE FOOT THROUGH
Bayern Munich has placed a foot into the next stages of the Champions League by claiming a 2-0 victory against Arsenal during the 1st leg which was played in the home turf of Arsenal, the Emirates Stadium.
Even Arsenal fans weren’t very happy to hear the news that they were pitted against Bayern Munich, a team that is simply dominating the Bundesliga as the side of Pep Guardiola are at the top of their league with over 10 points advantage over their nearest rivals.
Not only have that but Bayern Munich been getting past everything in their path in this season as well as the previous one.
Arsenal had an early golden moment on taking the lead when they went head to head with Bayern Munich as Mesut Ozil was brought down by Jerome Boateng at the 8th minute and a penalty set-piece was awarded to Arsenal with the former Real Madrid player, Ozil being the man chosen to step up and take it.
Ozil fired a shot down the middle of the net and Manuel Neuer managed to wave it away from being scored.
The moment that changed the momentum of the match arrived at the 37th minute when Arjen Robben rushed to receive a chipped pass that was launched inside the area of Arsenal and just as the Dutch winger was about to bring the ball down, the Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny bursted and challenged Robben as he was tackled.
Szczesny was sent off with a straight red card and from there on out Bayern Munich started dominating the match with Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller finding the back of the net in the 2nd half and now they have a substantial advantage over their 2nd leg which is scheduled to be played on March 12 at the Allianz Arena.