UEFA Champions League

  • R. Lewandowski 10’
  • T. Müller 29’
  • D. Alaba 44’
  • A. Robben 55’
  • T. Müller 89’
  • 69’ O. Giroud
05/11/2015
UEFA Champions League
Allianz-Arena

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Bayern romp to a convincing 5-1 victory at the Allianz Arena, with goals from Lewandowski, Muller, Alaba and Robben wrapping up the result for Guardiola's men. This result puts Die Roten on top of Group F with nine points, while Wenger's men languish on a mere three points. That's all tha
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! The hosts go into the interval with a three-goal lead, courtesy of goals from Lewandowski, Muller and Alaba! It could be a greater margin of victory, but Cech has been in good form in between the Gunners' posts. Wenger needs to pull off a miracle in Bavaria tonight.
    • 0'
      Arsenal substitutes: Gibbs, Koscielny, Chambers, Macey, Iwobi, Reine-Adelaide, Flamini.
    • 0'
      Arsenal starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Cech; Debuchy, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Campbell, Ozil, Alexis; Giroud.
    • 0'
      Bayern substitutes: Vidal, Ulreich, Badstuber, Robben, Kimmich, Rafinha, Benatia.
    • 0'
      Bayern starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Martinez, Alaba; Thiago, Alonso; Coman, Muller, Costa; Lewandowski.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Hector Bellerin is injured for the away side, with Laurent Koscielny struggling with a hip problem. Mathieu Debuchy starts at right-back as a result, with Gabriel deputising for the other injury absentee. Francis Coquelin gets another Champions League start, with Joel Campbell filling in
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Philipp Lahm and David Alaba should be deployed as orthodox full-backs, with Javi Martinez partnering Jerome Boateng in the heart of the defence. Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa will try to cause problems in wide areas with their pace and trickery, while Robert Lewandowski leads the line
    • 0'
      I'm Simon Harrison and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action, as the Bundesliga leaders try to keep pace with Olympiakos at the head of the group. After losing on their travels in Croatia against Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal can't afford to go throwing away more points on the European ro
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Arsenal's away visit to Bavaria, as the visitors face Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage. The last time that these two outfits met in Group F, the Gunners edged their way to a late 2-0 victory at the Emirates. As it stands, Pep Guardiola's side ar
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half at the Allianz Arena! The hosts are wearing their customary red, with Arsenal forced to change into an away strip as a result.
    • 3'
      The hosts are immediately pushing on and trying to pour plenty of red shirts into the final third. Giroud and Ozil look to combine on the break, but a through ball from the latter is cut out neatly by Alaba. Wenger's men are sitting very deep, before trying to burst forward dynamically once they've
    • 5'
      Campbell now tries to thread a through ball into the path of Ozil, with the Gunners looking lively on the counter from the off. Bayern are much more patient and probing with their approach play, but a looping cross in from the left-hand side is easily claimed by Cech. Arsenal are settling into this
    • 7'
      Lewandowski is picked out in the penalty area, but the Poland international has the ball stolen off his laces as he looks to shoot. Moments later, Alaba musters up a shot from range, but the Austrian defender can only send a dipping shot directly at the goalkeeper.
    • 9'
      Bayern continue to threaten, with Costa now firing a 25-yard effort just shy of the right-hand post. Muller curls in a cross from the right-hand side, but Cazorla stoops to make a simple clearing header. Guardiola's side are yet to force Cech into difficult action, with the Gunners having a fairly s
    • 10'
      G R. Lewandowski Assist Thiago Alcântara
    • 10'
      Assist by Thiago Alcântara.
    • 10'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! BAYERN OPEN THE SCORING! Lewandowski is picked out by a dipping cross from the left-hand side, with Thiago curling in an excellent delivery. The ex-Lech Poznan striker is able to flick home a wonderful header, with Cech unable to get anywhere near it! Good run from the Poland intern
    • 12'
      M. Özil is yellow-carded.
    • 12'
      OZIL MAKES IT 1-1! But it gets ruled out! Bayern are claiming for a foul! The former Real Madrid midfielder is picked out by a cross from Monreal, with the Germany international perhaps using his arm to cushion home a close-range finish! He gets a yellow card too!
    • 14'
      An attack from the visitors breaks down, with Die Roten able to counter immediately. Coman breaks down the right, before clipping a delivery into the box, but Debuchy nods back to Cech. Wenger's men aren't sitting back and being dominated, which they might have been bullied into after falling behind
    • 16'
      Bayern want a penalty, but the referee isn't interested at all! Coman goes down in a heap, after trying to jink inside his man! Campbell did make contact! Moments later, the Frenchman tries to curl a shot inside the far post, but Cech makes a comfortable stop. Moments later, the ex-Chelsea shot-stop
    • 18'
      Good stop from Cech! Lewandowski gets up well again, but the former Borussia Dortmund man can only watch the opposition goalkeeper get up well to his top right-hand corner to make a save! Bayern are piecing together some excellent, flowing moves at the moment. The home fans are finding their voice!
    • 20'
      Guardiola's men are starting to monopolise possession, with plenty of dark shirts sitting back behind the ball. Giroud is looking more isolated by the second, with the Gunners needing to try and restore parity as soon as possible. Mertesacker slides in brilliantly at the near post to deny a close-ra
    • 22'
      The ball is moved from left, to right, back to left by Bayern. Die Roten have this contest in their control, with Alexis unable to get himself into this game. Campbell has been fairly involved down the right, but hasn't got the turn of pace required to flummox Alaba. Wenger paces around his technica
    • 24'
      J. Campbell receives a yellow card.
    • 24'
      Campbell manages to rob Coman of the ball deep in the Bayern half, but the Costa Rica international can only then turn an awful cross straight into the first man. On the defensive side of things, he picks up a yellow card for a cynical challenge on the aforementioned Frenchman. There wasn't a great
    • 26'
      Costa whips in a cross from the right-hand side, but Cech is happy to watch the ball sail behind for a goal kick. The ball just isn't sticking for Arsenal up top, with Bayern able to rely on the aforementioned Brazilian and Coman to cause problems in the wide areas. Giroud is struggling to make any
    • 28'
      Alexis is picked out on the left-hand side, but neither Giroud nor Campbell can make telling contact with his eventual cross from that flank. Guardiola is looking very animated on the sideline, with Die Roten needing to double their advantage sooner rather than later. Arsenal are still within touchi
    • 29'
      G T. Müller Assist Thiago Alcântara
    • 29'
      K. Coman provided the assist.
    • 29'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! MULLER MAKES IT TWO! The Germany international gets lucky, with a low shot being deflected into the bottom-left corner! Arsenal fail to clear their lines, following a shot from Coman! The Bayern forward shoots opportunistically on the turn, from close range, with a deflection off Mertes
    • 31'
      Wenger looks deep in thought now, with Cech having to make a one-versus-one save against Lewandowski moments later. Costa checks back from the right byline, before the ex-Shakhtar man whips a cross-cum-shot towards the back post, but it evades everyone and the target too!
    • 33'
      Narrowly over 10 minutes remain in the first half, with the Gunners needing to stay in the game until the break. Muller gets some individual instruction from Guardiola, with the former Barca coach getting very animated indeed. Boateng clips a diagonal ball out to Alaba, but an attempted cross from t
    • 35'
      Coman drives at Debuchy, before looping a delivery towards the back post, but Monreal deals with the danger. Moments later, the same man is responsible for another cross, but Arsenal clear yet again. The Premier League outfit simply cannot afford to concede anything here tonight.
    • 37'
      Martinez is fed to the right byline, but the Spaniard is unable to cut back a dangerous ball! Bayern are streaming forward, with the hosts playing very fluidly indeed. Die Roten piece together a lovely passage of play, but Alaba is then unable to whip in a cross from the left-hand side.
    • 39'
      Bayern are getting plenty of joy down the left-hand side, with Debuchy struggling somewhat. Wenger's side will be feeling the effects of losing Bellerin to injury, with Coman and Alaba having free reign to cause havoc in wide areas. Given Campbell's yellow card, the Gunners may be forced to change t
    • 41'
      Less than five minutes remain in the first half, with the Bavarian giants attacking constantly. Thiago lifts a pass out wide to the overlapping Lahm, but the experienced Germany international isn't to be rushed on the ball. Muller is fed possession in the penalty area, but can only force Cech into a
    • 43'
      WHAT A SAVE FROM CECH! Muller is denied by some brilliance from the goalkeeper! The Germany international flicks a good finish towards the top-right corner, but the Czech shot-stopper gets a strong hand up to shut the door in his face!
    • 44'
      G D. Alaba Assist Thiago Alcântara
    • 44'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! ALABA MAKES IT 3-0! The Austria international is able to lash home a powerful finish, which should be the final nail in the coffin as far as Arsenal are concerned! He tenaciously won possession back himself, before finding the top right-hand corner with expertise!
    • 46'
      We are back underway in the second half at the Allianz Arena! Bayern have a commanding lead, with Arsenal needing to pull out all of the stops, while Olympiakos are currently a goal behind to Dinamo Zagreb.
    • 48'
      Coman runs the length of the field, after an attack from Arsenal peters out. Coquelin is forced to concede a corner on the right-hand side. Bayern take it short, with Monreal able to win an important header at the back post. The hosts are immediately pressing on and causing problems.
    • 50'
      The Gunners work the ball through the heart of the hosts' defence, with Giroud and Alexis linking up well on the edge of the penalty area. The Chile international tries to let fly from 20 yards out, but sees his shot blocked. Bayern respond immediately with an electric counter, but Coman shoots well
    • 52'
      Alexis does well to win possession back from Costa, with Arsenal desperately trying to get a touch of and a feel for the ball. The aforementioned Brazilian cuts inside moments later, but can only see a good effort deflected harmlessly wide of the near upright!
    • 54'
      Gabriel hacks away an important clearance from deep within his own box, with Bayern streaming forward with regularity now. Thiago tries to break to the left byline, but a stray touch from the former Barcelona midfielder lets Die Roten down.
    • 55'
      G A. Robben Assist Thiago Alcântara
    • 55'
      SI A. Robben SO Thiago Alcântara
    • 55'
      D. Alaba gave the assist.
    • 55'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! ROBBEN MAKES IT 4-0! The Dutchman has barely been on the field for more than 30 seconds! The Netherlands international makes a good near-post run and is picked out by Alaba, before lifting an emphatic finish into the ceiling of the net!
    • 55'
      A. Robben enters the game and replaces K. Coman.
    • 57'
      Good stop from Neuer! The Germany international stands tall to deny Cazorla, after the former Villarreal midfielder was released into the clear beautifully! The Gunners can't seem to catch a break in Bavaria this evening.
    • 59'
      SI K. Gibbs SO Thiago Alcântara
    • 59'
      J. Campbell is replaced with K. Gibbs.
    • 59'
      A little over half an hour remains in Germany, with Arsenal needing to pull off an absolute miracle in order to take a share of the spoils home with them. Guardiola's men are dominating possession and calling all of the shots, with the visitors only threatening sporadically on the break.
    • 61'
      The Gunners counter, with Giroud found on the periphery of the penalty box, but a set-back from the Frenchman doesn't enable Ozil the space required to turn. Monreal gallivants his way forward in support of the attack and takes control of the ball, but stumbles his way across the face of goal. After
    • 63'
      Die Roten edge their way forward once again, with Costa losing out on the edge of the Arsenal box. The visitors counter, with Giroud trying to lift a curling delivery towards the back post, but Robben hooks away a well-timed and vital clearance! Wenger's men are dangerous on the counter, that much i
    • 65'
      Arsenal win themselves a free kick on the left-hand side, but their delivery into the penalty area is easily cleared. Neuer has been a relative spectator for a while, with Wenger's men unable to generate any dangerous chances.
    • 67'
      Bayern move the ball out to the right-hand side, with Robben able to combine well with Muller. The Germany international picks out Alaba on the left-hand side, but a cross from the Austria international is deflected behind for a corner. Guardiola uses the break in play to make a change, with Benatia
    • 68'
      SI M. Benatia SO Thiago Alcântara
    • 68'
      M. Benatia enters play, replacing J. Boateng.
    • 68'
      Cech tries to get Arsenal breaking forward on the break, with Gibbs and Cazorla combining to release Debuchy down the right. The ex-Newcastle right-back curls a delivery towards the penalty spot, but Die Roten clear.
    • 69'
      G O. Giroud Assist Thiago Alcântara
    • 69'
      The assist came from A. Sánchez.
    • 69'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! GREAT GOAL FROM GIROUD! That makes it 4-1! The former Montpellier striker is picked out in the penalty area by Alexis, with the France international taking a nice touch up with his chest. The Gunners' forward sets himself, before lashing an over-head kick into the back of the net!
    • 71'
      SI A. Vidal SO Thiago Alcântara
    • 71'
      A. Vidal enters play, replacing R. Lewandowski.
    • 71'
      Cech is forced into a good save at his near post, before Bayern opt to make another switch. Vidal comes into the game for Lewandowski, with Guardiola edging some more unorthodox offensive options forward as a result. Arsenal will want to try and improve their goal difference during the last 20 minut
    • 73'
      Bayern look to respond to Giroud's goal in positive fashion, with Muller being fed through the heart of the visiting defence! He unselfishly sprays a pass out to Robben, who drives into the box and forces a near-post stop out of Cech! The Czech goalkeeper has been kept very busy tonight.
    • 75'
      Giroud is the target of a long through ball, but Neuer is very quick off his line to deny the Frenchman. Moments later, the Frenchman tries to lift a curling cross towards the back post, but the goalscorer is penalised for straying offside.
    • 77'
      Arsenal are still trying to push forward and cause some late problems, with Cazorla picked out on the edge of the six-yard box! Debuchy cuts back an inviting pass for the Spaniard, who sends a looping strike over the crossbar! That could have been a second for the Gunners.
    • 79'
      This contest is becoming incredibly stretched, with Arsenal leaving three players forward at all times. Giroud manages to slide a pass into Ozil, but a scooped pass from the ex-Real Madrid midfielder is headed away by Benatia. The visitors win a corner, but Mertesacker can only head wide from it!
    • 81'
      Muller is released down the right-hand side, but the Germany international is more than content to hold onto the ball and sets possession back into the midfield third. Costa bustles his way into the penalty area, but Cech manages to gets ahead of the Brazilian and claim the ball.
    • 83'
      Robben jinks his way down the right, before setting a pass inside to Thiago. The hosts break into the penalty box, but Robben is able to get his way beyond Cech. Debuchy slides in to deny the Dutchman brilliantly.
    • 85'
      SI A. Iwobi SO Thiago Alcântara
    • 85'
      A. Iwobi comes on for O. Giroud.
    • 85'
      Iwobi is brought into the action for the final five minutes, with the young striker replacing goalscoring Frenchman Giroud. Bayern are content to take the sting out of the game and slow the tempo right down, with even Robben opting to take simple decisions.
    • 87'
      SI C. Chambers SO Thiago Alcântara
    • 87'
      C. Chambers enters play, replacing Cazorla.
    • 87'
      Another big chance for Muller! The Germany international scampers into the penalty area, before looking to try and shoot! Monreal covers across to make a good challenge, before Debuchy mops up the scraps effectively.
    • 89'
      G T. Müller Assist Thiago Alcântara
    • 89'
      Assist by Douglas Costa.
    • 89'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! MULLER MAKES IT 5-1! Arsenal try to mount another late attack, with Alexis skipping beyond two challenges on the edge of the penalty area. Thiago, however, tracks back and puts an important foot in, sparking a break. Muller is released into the clear, before slotting a neat finish jus
    • 90'
      We're into the first of three minutes of stoppage time in Bavaria.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    spain
    Javi Martínez
    8
    Defender
    spain
    Nacho Monreal
    18
    Captain

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    croatia
    Niko Kovac
    spain
    Unai Emery

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 9 8
    Yellow Cards 0 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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