Bayern Tag Arsenal In Hilarious Lewandowski Post Ahead Of Champions League Clash

Ross Houston
February 17, 2017

Thiago Alcantara struck twice and Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and substitute Thomas Mueller were also on target as the Bavarians inflicted Arsenal's first defeat of the season in Europe's premier club competition.

The Chile worldwide forward missed a penalty, but scored at the second attempt to cancel out Arjen Robben's opener, before Bayern piled on four unanswered goals in the second half.

The sides meet for the second leg in London on March 8.

But Ancelotti will be relieved his side showed what it is capable of after five unconvincing games since the winter break, when Bayern faced criticism for looking exhausted and lacking the dominance it displayed at the start of the season.

But when his most loyal supporters such as former goalkeeping coach Bob Wilson and the man between the posts during Arsenal's 1970/1 "Double" season, say even Wenger "can only take so much", perhaps the writing is on more than just a sticker.

Wednesday evening in Munich seems like a watershed moment with regard to Arsène Wenger's relationship with Arsenal's travelling support.

It did better three minutes later when they were awarded a penalty for a handball by Lewandowski. But the club gives the impression of needing a hurricane to blow through it. "Then we concede the second goal and then the most important was that we lost Laurent Koscielny".

Lahm floated a ideal cross into the box and Lewandowski rose high above defender Shkodran Mustafi to drill in a header in the 53rd minute.

The Poland striker set up Thiago with a flawless flick for Bayern's third goal three minutes later and the Spaniard grabbed his second with a low drive.

Germany's Bayern Munich will take on England's Arsenal in Round of 16 in UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening in Munich.

German Toni Kroos (centre) scored as Real Madrid beat Napoli 3-1.

Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all scored after Lorenzo Insigne's extraordinary goal for Napoli less than 10 minutes into the match at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Napoli, the top scorers in Serie A, grabbed an early goal when Lorenzo Insigne spotted Real keeper Keylor Navas out of position to curl the ball home from distance.

Wenger's past at the club goes back two decades and includes three EPL titles, but the last came in 2004.

The English team are on course for a seventh last-16 exit in a row as Bayern close on a sixth successive quarter-final appearance.

Here's a look at five of the major talking points ahead of the clash. "The last 25 minutes were a nightmare for us, because we had no response".

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