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Arsenal out after draw in Munich

rsenal exited the Champions League at the first knockout stage for the fourth year in a row after drawing at holders Bayern Munich. London: A dominant Bayern, leading 2-0 from
13 Mar 2014 15:02

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

London: 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.
However, 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.
– BBC Sport




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