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Champions League: Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Live minute-by-minute coverage of Arsenal's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena

  • We all know Arsenal face a massive task in qualifying for the quarter-finals - and here's just how hard...

    Only twice has a team ever come back from losing the first leg at home to win a tie in the knockout stages - Inter Milan two seasons ago and Ajax in 1996.

    No team in the Champions League have ever recovered to qualify after losing the first leg at home by a two goal margin.

    Arsenal have never overturned a home first-leg deficit in any European competition and won only one of their last 22 European away games by the margin required to qualify tonight - a 3-1 success against Partizan Belgrade in 2010-11.

    Bayern have not lost at home by more than one goal for 25 months, a period spanning 52 games, and sit 20 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
    3/13/2013 7:39:00 PM
  • There's Jens Lehmann - just hanging out at the Allianz Arena. Speaking to Sky Sports before the match he refused to categorically say Arsenal stood no chance of going through - he may have just been being nice to his former club though.

    3/13/2013 7:40:18 PM
  • We're just a few minutes away from kick-off and the teams are on the way out. There's around 3,500 Arsenal fans who have made the trip - will it have been worth it? We're about to find out...
    3/13/2013 7:42:54 PM
  • With Vermaelen on the bench - Mikel Arteta captains the Arsenal side tonight.
    3/13/2013 7:45:09 PM
  • 1 min: Off we go...
    3/13/2013 7:45:40 PM
  • 2 min: Early touch for Fabianski who is put under pressure after some good closing down by Bayern. Arsenal are surely going to struggle without Wilshere's surety on the ball.
    3/13/2013 7:47:09 PM
  • First sighting of a home-made, kitchen foil-covered European Cup cut-out at the Allianz Arena. Confident
  • 3 min: GOAL! Arsenal!
    3/13/2013 7:48:45 PM
  • I can believe I'm gonna say this but common Arsenal!!
  • 18 min: Arsenal having a little spell in possession just now - they've really flattened the home crowd in Munich. You can clearly here the 3,500 Gooners.
    3/13/2013 8:03:39 PM
  • Ramsey runs the ball back to the half-way line after the opening goal.

    3/13/2013 8:05:06 PM
  • 21 min: Fabianski holds the ball well from an Alaba cross - the stand in keeper has done all that's been asked of him so far.
    3/13/2013 8:06:03 PM
  • 22 min: If the cold here in England was getting to you - there's one saving grace. It looks bloody freezing in Munich. #gloves
    3/13/2013 8:07:16 PM
  • 24 min: Arsenal not looking too troubled right now - Bayern doing most of the probing, but not getting in behind the Gunners' back line. Fabianski catches well from Gustavo cross.
    3/13/2013 8:09:11 PM
  • 25 min: Martinez shoots over from the edge of the box - and he looks unhappy with the lay off from Kroos which came to him at pace. Arsenal then go down the other end and for a moment it looked like Rosicky might get in - but he doesn't.
    3/13/2013 8:10:45 PM
  • 26 min: Arteta gives the ball away on the edge of box and Gary Neville warns "they can't keep getting away with that" as a shot is saved by Fabianski.
    3/13/2013 8:11:36 PM
  • 27 min: Uh oh - Robben breaks and Arsenal look in trouble but Jenkinson does brilliantly to dispossess him and come away with the ball. Sagna who?
    3/13/2013 8:12:35 PM
  • Good going jenkinson!
  • 55 min: Great tackle back from Ramsey but Arsenal then give it away - they need to start holding the ball better as Giroud shoots from about 100 yards. Wenger is furious with him - as are his team-mates.
    3/13/2013 8:57:11 PM
  • Stupid choice to shoot when we had men going forward Giroud
  • 56 min: Walcott was in there, but he's given offside. Bayern have got away with that one, the England striker was onside.
    3/13/2013 8:58:47 PM
  • 58 min: Arsenal must start going for this. While a 1-0 result would be great - it means nothing, they'll be out. A bit like last season's 3-0 win over AC Milan - amazing performance but they still crashed out.
    3/13/2013 9:00:32 PM
  • 61 min: Walcott gets down the right hand side and Rosicky wins a free-kick in a dangerous area...
    3/13/2013 9:02:51 PM
  • 62 min: Cazorla steps up... and hits it straight into the wall. He claims handball but that was a disappointment.
    3/13/2013 9:03:48 PM
  • Just realised Cazorla looks like Adam Sandler hahaha!!
  • 63 min: Arsenal throwing more men forward - but already it's looking dangerous. Muller was nearly in a minute ago and Rosicky has just picked up a yellow card for bringing down Robben on the break.
    3/13/2013 9:05:25 PM
  • 64 min: Gustavo looks to place one from the edge of the box after good work from Lahm. Just wide.
    3/13/2013 9:06:23 PM
  • 65 min: Now it's Kroos who has a go. For all the shots from Bayern, Fabianski hasn't had to make any special saves.
    3/13/2013 9:07:13 PM
  • Wenger is no stranger to a Uefa ban.

    3/13/2013 9:08:38 PM
  • 69 min: Robben breaks through and he look certain to score. The Dutchman gets his shot off but it's well saved by Fabianski. Huge pressure from Bayern right now.
    3/13/2013 9:10:53 PM
  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ROBBEN
  • Now you know why you're on the bench. #Robben
  • Its alredy a stereotype, robben fails wen its most important. Xception being d volley against #mufc.
  • 71 min: We have 20 minutes to go - remember Arsenal need two goals. Surely Wenger must make some changes.
    3/13/2013 9:13:33 PM
  • 72 min: Right on cue! Ramsey is off for Gervinho and Walcott is off for the Ox. Strange choice to take off Theo - he's looked dangerous tonight.
    3/13/2013 9:14:45 PM
  • 74 min: Giroud is booked for kicking the ball ad the advertising hoardings. Gomez has come on for Bayern. Mandzukic is the man to make way.
    3/13/2013 9:16:14 PM
  • 75 min: Robben runs at Gibbs and works himself into a shooting position. He whacks it over the bar though. Arsenal not doing enough going forward right now.
    3/13/2013 9:17:27 PM
  • Come on arsenal
    3/13/2013 9:17:32 PM
  • 76 min: A goal for Arsenal right now would really put the fear into Bayern. Gervinho and the Ox have done little since coming on.
    3/13/2013 9:18:32 PM
  • 77 min: Nearly, nearly for Arsenal. Giroud looks to prod a pass to Cazorla who's free in the middle of the box. It's intercepted. Just.
    3/13/2013 9:19:38 PM
  • come on arsenal we need this!!!!
    3/13/2013 9:19:41 PM
  • 89 min: Rosicky wins a free-kick just inside Bayern's half. Time to lump it in there...
    3/13/2013 9:31:41 PM
  • 90 min: Arteta does but it's out for a goal-kick. Poor.
    3/13/2013 9:32:16 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: There will be 3 minutes of added time.
    3/13/2013 9:33:01 PM
  • 90 + 2 min: Bayern break but Arsenal come straight back at them. Cazorla tries to whip it in before Arteta gives away a free-kick. Silly.
    3/13/2013 9:34:42 PM
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