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Hello, and welcome to Nigerianeye's live coverage of the match in the Champions League between Bayern Munich and Arsenal.


After finishing top of Group A, Arsenal have the opportunity to play the first leg of this last-16 tie away from home but the draw has served up one of the ultimate tests in European football.

Bayern have not suffered defeat at the Allianz Arena since last March and while they lost twice in the group stages, those results came away at Atletico Madrid and Rostov.

On their last visit to Bayern in November 2015, Arsenal went down by a 5-1 scoreline.

OFFICIAL LINE-UPS

ARSENAL: Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs; Xhaka, Coquelin; Iwobi, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sanchez
ARSENAL SUBSTITUTES: Cech, Gabriel, Monreal, Elneny, Walcott, Welbeck, Giroud


BAYERN MUNICH: Neuer; Lahm, Hummels, Martinez, Alaba; Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Costa; Lewandowski
BAYERN MUNICH SUBSTITUTES: Ulreich, Rafinha, Bernat, Muller, Coman, Kimmich, Sanches













The full-time whistle goes at the Allianz Arena and the referee has spared Arsenal any further punishment. That said, the 5-1 scoreline is probably going to be enough for Bayern to reach the quarter-finals and deny Arsenal a place in the last eight for the seventh successive year. It was ruthless from the Germans. Thanks for joining our live coverage of the match!



90+3 min FULL TIME: Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal

90 min There will be three minutes of added-on time.

88 min Deary me, Arsenal. A mistake from Oxlade-Chamberlain gives Bayern the chance to score a fifth and they have men over. The ball eventually finds Muller and he easily beats Ospina from inside the penalty area. Tie over.


88 min GOAL! Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal (Muller)

88 min SUBSTITUTION! Robben now makes way for Rafinha. He, too, receives a standing ovation. Bayern have looked levels above Arsenal in this second half.

86 min SUBSTITUTION! Thomas Muller is on for Lewandowski, who receives a standing ovation.

83 min SUBSTITUTION! Costa departs with Joshua Kimmich coming on. Just before that, Lahm received a booking. He will now miss the second leg. Make of that what you will.

82 min SAVE! Costa is about to be replaced so he takes it upon himself to try to score. After cutting inside, his left-footed strike seems destined for the bottom corner until Ospina flicks out a hand.

80 min There's not a whole lot happening in this game now. Bayern are probing but Arsenal are doing a decent job of saving Ospina from having to make any more stops.

76 min SUBSTITUTIONS! Wenger makes his final alteration and he decides to throw on Olivier Giroud for Coquelin.

72 min Wenger needs the referee to blow up 18 minutes early because his side are doing all they can to keep it down to four. There's absolutely no ambition to score a second at the moment.

68 min SHOT! Arsenal are indebted to Ospina to keeping this to just the four. The second-choice stopper pulls off another fine save to stop Vidal's strike finding the bottom corner.


66 min SUBSTITUTION! Wenger decides to act by withdrawing Iwobi for Theo Walcott.

63 min Bayern are almost home and hosed tonight. Thiago nets his second with a deflected effort from the edge of the area. Before that, Lewandowski hit the crossbar, Robben saw the rebound cleared off the line by Gibb's hand and Ospina pulled off one of the saves of the seasons to deny Martinez. It's all happening.


63 min GOAL! Bayern Munich 4-1 Arsenal (Thiago)

60 min BOOKING! Xhaka is now booked for a foul on Alonso. That yellow card was as likely as Bayern upping the ante in this second half.

56 min Wenger will be fuming but this is more delightful play from the hosts. Alonso plays the ball into Lewandowski, who flicks the ball into the path of Thiago. The Spaniard has plenty of time with just Ospina to beat and he slides the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

56 min GOAL! Bayern Munich 3-1 Arsenal (Thiago)


53 min Bayern regain the lead and it's another excellent goal. Robben gave Lahm the chance to cross from the right and he didn't disappoint ith his delivery, finding Lewandowski to rise above Mustafi and head into the far corner from 10 yards.


53 min GOAL! Bayern Munich 2-1 Arsenal (Lewandowski)

52 min Arsenal require a quietening down period and they are getting it. It's their turn to hold onto possession as Bayern try desperately to put them under pressure while Gabriel gets settled.


49 min SUBSTITUTION! It appears that Ospina is going to be ok to continue, but Koscielny isn't. He limps off to be replaced by Gabriel.

48 min Scratch that - it has been a shocking start for the Gunners. They are having to make two substitutions at the back! Details to follow.

47 min What a brilliant start to the half from Arsenal. They immediately press Bayern back onto their own 18-yard line and Bayern do well to prevent the likes of Iwobi, Ozil and Sanchez getting a shot away.


46 min Bayern get us back underway.



The half-time whistle goes at the Allianz Arena and we are on level terms! It's been a sensational half of football with Bayern dominating early before being pegged back by Arsenal. Both teams have had chances to net a second goal and it promises to be an intriguing second 45 minutes.


45+1 min HALF TIME: Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal

45+1 min CHANCE! Now Ozil misses! The German latched onto a through-ball but from an acute angle, he fired straight at Neuer. What a half.

44 min CHANCE! Arsenal now look like they need the break to come now. Alonso's inswinging free kick finds the head of Hummels, but he can't find the bottom corner from eight yards.

43 min CHANCE! After I say that, Lewandowski squanders a clear-cut chance. Alaba's driven cross found the striker but he headed over from 10 yards.

42 min There's frustration inside the Allianz Arena. The home supporters aren't used to seeing their team pegged back and I'm not sure they know how to react. Big few minutes for Arsenal - they will be delighted if they can reach half time on level terms.

40 min CHANCE! What a chance for Xhaka! Oxlade-Chamberlain finds the Swiss midfielder running into the penalty area but although he connects sweetly with his half-volley, it's straight at Neuer. Anywhere else and it's a goal.

38 min This has turned into some game. Bayern were cruising until Lewandowski conceded the penalty and Arsenal really fancy this now. You wouldn't back against Bayern netting a second but their defence has been rattled.

35 min CHANCE! Bayern are pushing men forward in search of a second and they probably should have it. A raking pass from Thiago finds Vidal who heads back across goal for Lewandowski, but the Pole can't react fast enough to get his close-range header on target.

33 min BOOKING! Sanchez is now harshly booked after making the slightest of connections with Hummels and the defender appearing to feign injury. He has every right to be furious.

30 min It's game on at the Allianz Arena. The penalty is an absolute stonewaller with Lewandowski kicking Koscielny after the defender had reacted faster than him. Neuer saves Sanchez's penalty but the Chilean is calmness personified after missing the spot kick and volleys into the bottom corner at the second attempt.

30 min GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (Sanchez)

29 min PENALTY TO ARSENAL!

26 min SHOT! A clanger from Neuer almost leads to a goal - it's not often you say that! Ozil's low shot was straight at the goalkeeper but he fails to hold onto the ball. Fortunately for Neuer, Arsenal fail to convert the rebound.

26 min BOOKING! Sanchez finally gets the chance to stretch his legs and he has the pace to beat Hummels. With teammates having got back, the defender decides to commit the foul before Sanchez goes into the penalty area.

23 min I'm trying not to turn this into a commentary where I lambaste Arsenal at every given opportunity but Oxlade-Chamberlain just turned down the chance to shoot from the edge of the area to try a really tough cross into the centre for the diminutive Sanchez. Test the goalkeeper!

19 min The last few minutes have seen Bayern keep hold of the ball and Arsenal chase shadows. The difference in quality is staggering. It feels only a matter of time before Bayern net a second.

15 min BOOKING! Mustafi is the first man into the book for a foul on Thiago. That's just what Arsenal need - a yellow card to one of their centre-backs.

15 min If Arsenal get a drubbing tonight, the pressure on Wenger is only going to intensify. Arsenal look distinctly average tonight and their supporters will already be fearing the worst. The midfield can't get hold of the ball and they aren't making the best attempts to win it back.

12 min Over at the Bernabeu, Napoli lead Real Madrid by one goal courtesy of a Lorenzo Insigne's strike.

11 min Bayern lead and Robben has netted an absolutely outrageous goal. He was gifted all the time in the world to get his shot away but he produces the most perfect of shots in finding the top corner via the underside of the crossbar from 25 yards out. It's sensational. Arsenal are behind and it's one-way traffic.

11 min GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal (Robben)

8 min SHOT! The first effort of the evening comes through Vidal, who powers through a tackle with Coquelin before directing a shot towards the bottom corner from 25 yards, only to see Ospina make a solid stop.

7 min More Bayern possession but Arsenal are at least looking to create in the final third. Oxlade-Chamberlain and Iwobi have both seen some of the ball but both situations came to nothing.

3 min Arsenal started brightly during the opening minute but Bayern have soon got into their stride and are playing the ball about freely. Thiago already looks like he is going to cause Xhaka and Coquelin all sorts of problems.

1 min Arsenal get us underway in Germany.

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