MUNICH: Bayern Munich beaten Arsenal Five-1 of their Champions League spherical of 16 first leg on Wednesday, scoring 3 objectives in a stunning 10-minute spell in the second one part to increase their report to 16 consecutive house wins within the festival.
Thiago Alcantara struck two times and Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and replace Thomas Mueller have been additionally on course because the Bavarians inflicted Arsenal’s first defeat of the season in Europe’s premier membership festival.
Alexis Sanchez had equalised for the guests, scoring at the rebound after Manuel Neuer stored his 30th-minute penalty however the Gunners suffered when captain Laurent Koscielny limped off injured to go away the defence uncovered.
“We will have to rating in London however this is a just right beginning place,” stated Bayern captain Philipp Lahm, who will leave out the go back leg thru suspension. “It will have to be sufficient for us to head thru.
“We performed excellent till the penalty after which the second one part used to be sensational.”
Robben stated Bayern had proved their restoration from a contemporary dip in shape.
“If this used to be now not a solution, then I have no idea. I’m a little stunned by way of the rating however it’s the Bayern mentality. When it issues we’re all the time there,” Robben added.
Bayern, who knocked out Arsenal at this level of the contest in 2005, 2013 and 2014, were given off to a great get started when Robben curled an unstoppable trademark left-foot shot into the highest nook of David Ospina’s objective.
Arsenal levelled after being awarded a penalty for a handball by way of Lewandowski and Sanchez hooked house at the rebound after Neuer stored his spot-kick.The recreation seemed to have misplaced its tempo early in the second one part ahead of Bayern stepped at the fuel to fireside 3 objectives previous the English aspect who collapsed when Koscielny went off injured within the 49th minute.
Lahm floated a great pass into the field and Lewandowski rose top above defender Shkodran Mustafi to drill in a header within the 53rd minute.
The Poland striker arrange Thiago with an ideal flick for Bayern’s 3rd objective 3 mins later and the Spaniard grabbed his 2d with a low force sooner than exchange Mueller finished the rout two mins from time.
The English group are on track for a 7th last-16 go out in a row as Bayern shut on a 6th successive quarter-final look.
The facets meet in the second one leg in London on March 7.