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Thursday 21 of October 2021

Whirlwind Bayern Crush Arsenal 5-1


Thomas Muller celebrates scoring their fifth goal with teammates, Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, on February 15, 2017,photo: Reuters/Michaela Rehle, Livepic
Thomas Muller celebrates scoring their fifth goal with teammates, Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany, on February 15, 2017,photo: Reuters/Michaela Rehle, Livepic
Bayern Munich extend their record to 16 consecutive home wins in the competition.

 

MUNICH – Bayern Munich crushed Arsenal 5-1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday, scoring three goals in a dazzling 10-minute spell in the second half to extend their record to 16 consecutive home wins in the competition.

Thiago Alcántara struck twice and Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and substitute Thomas Müeller were also on target as the Bavarians, struggling for form recently, inflicted Arsenal’s first defeat of the season in Europe’s premier club competition.

Alexis Sánchez had equalized for the visitors, scoring on the rebound after Manuel Neuer saved his 30th-minute penalty.

The sides meet for the second leg in London on March 7.

KAROLOS GROHMANN