The game finished 1-1 as Arsene Wenger’s side fought hard but did little in the way of creating chances while it seemed at times as if Pep Guardiola’s men wanted to walk the ball in the net.
Thanks to some good defending from Arsenal it was goalless at half-time and it was Bayern, leading 2-0 from the first leg, who struck first in the second half, a critical blow that put them in complete control of the tie – Bastian Schweinsteiger ghosting into the box to blast past Lukasz Fabianski.
Going a goal down to Bayern at the Allianz is equivalent to football purgatory but Arsenal managed to pull one back quickly through Lukas Podolski who shot high into the net to level the score, a highlight in an otherwise forgettable night for the German international.
Bayern could have won it in the end, which would have been harsh on a brave Arsenal, when Arjen Robben went down in the box after a Laurent Koscielny challenge. Fabianski though pulled off a brilliant save from the spot to deny Thomas Muller.
The night’s other tie saw Atletico Madrid steamroll over AC Milan, winning 4-1 (5-1 on aggregate). Diego Costa kept up a record of scoring in every Champions League game he has played this season. Impressive.
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