A remake scoreline of the first leg ended Arsenal’s journey embarrassingly in the UCL 2016/17.
In the second leg of UCL 2016/17 round of 16, hosts Arsenal lost against the visitors Bayern Munich by 5-1. In the first leg of this competition between these two teams had produced the exact same scoreline which means Bayern defeated the English side by a humiliating 10-2 scoreline on aggregate.
At the Emirate Stadium, Theo Walcott put the hosts ahead 1-0 on 20 minutes which was equalised by Robert Lewandowski, through a penalty, 10 minutes of the second half. During that penalty incident, Arsenal also went down to 10-man after Koscielny was sent off.
The next 35 minutes went terribly for the home sides as they conceded 4 more goals. Arjen Robben put the visitors ahead on 68 minutes and then followed by Douglas Costa (78′) and Arturo Vidal’s double (80′, 85′).
The first half produced exciting football while Arsenal was looking better than the mighty visitors.
Arsenal opened the account on just 20 minutes. After beating some Bayern defenders with a great solo run, Walcott smashed hard the ball into the net which Neuer failed to stop with his hands.
However, before that goal Arsenal had two more chances earlier. The first one was on 11 minutes when Neuer showed his alertness as he came out and made a clearance to deny any danger from Walcott who was chasing the clear ball.
A few minutes later, Ramsey’s deflected cross found Giroud at front of the goal whose header just went outside the post after a headed deflection from a visitors’ defender.
After opening the scoreline, Arsenal continuously generated pressure in Bayern’s half. But mostly off target resulted disappointed for the fans.
Arsenal had a penalty appeal on 32 minutes when Alonso made a mistimed challenge on Walcott inside the penalty box but the referee had no interest in that.
Just 2 minutes later of that incident, Walcott had a chance to double the lead as it was almost the same scenario of Arsenal’s first goal in this match. Mustafi’s pass created a same goal-scoring situation for Walcott but this time his shot hit back of the net.
3 minutes later, Giroud missed an opportunity inside the box as his shot went well over the box. Monreal’s headed pass created that chance for Giroud but the Frenchmen failed to put that on target.
Bayern had the best opportunity in the first half on 38 minutes when Robben produced a great through ball for Lewandowski but the Polish failed to make proper contact on that.
The second half went horrible for the hosts as they conceded 5 goals after going down to 10-man.
In the beginning of the second half, Giroud had a chance to extend Arsenal’s lead to 2-0 from Ramsey’s fine cross but Giroud’s header comfortably went above the post.
Just 6 minutes into the second half, the visitors were awarded a penalty after Koscielny pulled back Lewandowski inside the penalty box. The referee initially showed a yellow card to Koscielny for that foul, but later he changed his decision with a red card to the French defender after consulting with an assistant referee.
Lewandowski did not make any mistake on that chance as he equalised the scoreline (1-1) from that penalty.
After that, Arsenal never looked fine on the pitch while Bayern put 4 more goals with continuous dominating football.
Next, Lewandowski had two back-to-back chances out of which one header went over the bar and other shot superbly saved by the Arsenal goalie.
On 68 minutes, Arsenal goalie Ospina’s poor clearance and then poor defence raised a chance for the visitors which comfortably finished by Robben to put the visitors ahead in the match by 2-1.
On 78 minutes, Costa extended Bayern’s lead to 3-1 with a great work and calm finish.
Just two minutes before Costa’s goal, Lewandowski’s shot hit unluckily on the post.
Just two minutes later of Costa’s goal, Vidal scored his first goal in the match after another defensive blunder from the hosts.
Five minutes later, Vidal came with his second goal in the match after netting an open goal through a Costa’s pass inside the penalty box.