Bayern Munich 0-2 Arsenal (Agg 3-3): Gunners restore pride despite away-goal exit

 Last Night wasn't a Night to remember for Arsenal Fans (myself Inclusive) as, even with a 2-0 lead, Arsenal could not qualify beyond the last-16 stage, causing quite a stir of Happiness and disappointment in every one as the Arsenal Side are only the third team to beat Bayern Munich in this Campaign.

Well, Below is the full Match report (culled from

Arsenal exited the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the third consecutive year
despite beating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the second leg.

Olivier Giroud stunned the 68,000 sell-out Allianz Arena with a third-minute goal to give the visitors hope of pulling off a
Munich miracle.

Despite Bayern dominating for most of the match, Arsenal held firm at the back and Laurent Koscielny's 84th-minute header equalled the scores on aggregate.

This set up a pulsating finale but
the Gunners were unable to find
the one last goal required to
overturn the Germans' away-
goals advantage. The two-legged defeat means that Bayern become the third European powerhouses in three years to knock Arsenal out at the Last-16 juncture, following
Barcelona in 2011 and AC Milan in

Reports that Arsene Wenger
would concede the match and play
a weakened team proved to be
misguided, as the Frenchman
selected his best available
starting XI.

He made five changes from the first leg, with injured trio Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna replaced by Tomas Rosicky, Giroud and Carl Jenkinson, and regulars Thomas Vermaelen and Wojciech Szczesny axed in favour of Kieran Gibbs and Lukasz Fabianski.

It took just three minutes for Arsenal to give their 3,000 travelling fans hope with a quite splendidly constructed opening goal. A series of cute passes from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Rosicky sent Theo Walcott bursting clear from the right and his slammed cross-shot into the six-yard
box was bundled into the net from two yards by Giroud.
Suddenly, the Allianz Arena was quiet.

The home side were initially frazzled, almost as
if they could not comprehend that Bayern Munich 0-2 Arsenal
(Agg 3-3): Gunners restore

pride despite away-goal exit

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