Bayern thanks wondergoal Robben far too strong for Arsenal
Arjen Robben and Bayern Munich are with one and half leg in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The 33-year-old attacker had Wednesday night with a stunning goal as his contribution to a very convincing victory at Arsenal: 5-1.
Robben opened already after eleven minutes on the wonderful way the score at the Allianz Arena. The 89-fold international ran from the right to the inside and shot the ball in via the underside of the crossbar in the far corner.
Alexis Sanchez made after half an hour as by a rebound from his own missed penalty to redeem, but Bayern ran after a moment of tranquillity away from Arsenal.
In a span of ten minutes, it was 4-1 by a Robert Lewandowski and two goals from Thiago. The final chord was for substitute Thomas Müller, who took advantage of weak defending from Arsenal.
The large defeat seems to Arsenal for the seventh season in a row, beaches in the eighth-finals. The return in London on march 7, on the schedule.
Robben shoots wonderful way touch against Arsenal
Bayern, in Munich had to do without the rehabilitative Franck Ribéry, took Wednesday night from the first minute to the initiative. It led to a shot from Arturo Vidal, but his effort after eight minutes, turned out to be a prey for David Ospina, who is in Champions League matches get preference over Petr Cech.
The goalkeeper of Arsenal was a few minutes later, however, no chance when Robben appeared at the edge of the penalty area. The attacker got out and saw his ball through a piece of the underside of the crossbar in the intersection of the far corner and disappear.
After the opening goal came Arsenal something more to football. The first good chance was for Mesut Özil, but his free kick was with a bit of luck turned by Manuel Neuer. A moment later, fell still at the end.
Lewandowski made a more awkward offense in the own penalty area, after which Sanchez if construction of eleven metres. The Chileen met in the first instance on Neuer, but he knew in the rebound with some difficulty and still tap to shoot.
Thiago makes it 3-1 after a nice step-Lewandowski
In the second half took Lewandowski, who has a rather unfortunate first half played, revenge for the damage he caused penalty. The Polish striker headed home after 53 minutes, nice touch after a cross from Philippe Lahm.
The 2-1 turned out to be a starting point for a solid phase of Bayern. Two minutes later it was Lewandowski also involved with the third hit of the night with his heel to fit on Thiago, that eye-to-eye with Ospina no mistake.
The Spaniard worked after 62 minutes of the 4-1. His shot was changed direction and verdwijnde with any fortune in the Arsenal goal. The visitors from London were actually the whole second half completely outclassed and had nothing more to tell.
Just before time was even worse for Arsenal. Müller, who, four minutes before time, the field came, if the 5-1 recording and took all the voltage for the return path.
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