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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

  • 45 + 1 min: A long ball from Dante to Muller goes out for a goal kick and that should be about it for this half.
    3/13/2013 8:31:26 PM
  • HT: That's it... half-time.
    3/13/2013 8:32:04 PM
  • HT: What a great half for Arsenal. Before the match the pundits in the Sky Sports studio suggested Arsenal might be happy to leave Munich with a 0-0 draw and some restored pride. They can now genuinely dare to dream.
    3/13/2013 8:33:25 PM
  • HT: Let us now your thought's on the match, either by tweeting me @simonrice twitter.com or leaving your comment using the button above.
    3/13/2013 8:35:07 PM
  • Arsenal fans mocking the subdued, quiet Bayern fans. Not good news for the Bundesliga #hipsters @RorySmithTimes
  • I actually put my money on Arsenal to win this money and its looking good so far!!
    3/13/2013 8:36:33 PM
  • HT: There's been some great Arsenal performances out there - for all the talk of their fragility, the players have really looked to take responsibility and get on the ball when they can. Rosicky and Ramsey in particular have been involved in all of Arsenal's best periods of play.
    3/13/2013 8:38:00 PM
  • HT: When Theo Walcott gets the ball "there's a bit of panic in the stadium" says Jamie Redknapp on Sky Sports.
    3/13/2013 8:39:51 PM
  • HT: Robben has been among Bayern's frustrated players tonight. Second half coming up soon.

    3/13/2013 8:40:43 PM
  • HT: Just a thought - Arsenal might as well risk going for the two goals they need. Even if they concede one, it changes little. A 3-1 result would see the match go to extra-time.
    3/13/2013 8:43:07 PM
  • Hopefully with Wilshere out Ramsey can step up and regain some form. So far so good from him #AFC @simonrice
  • HT: We're just a few minutes away from the second half - stick with us - while it's already interest, it just might get really interesting.
    3/13/2013 8:45:15 PM
  • 46 min: "Wouldn't it be interesting if Arsenal score a second goal" says Sky Sports' Jeff Stelling. Yes it would Jeff. Here's hoping. We're underway in the second half...
    3/13/2013 8:47:50 PM
  • 47 min: Bayern have started with some purpose and Robben goes very close with a shot deflected just wide for a corner. Arsenal clear it.
    3/13/2013 8:49:37 PM
  • Just a reminder of how tough the task ahead for Arsenal is...

    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 8:50:22 PM
  • 50 min: Robben is allowed to run at the back four and after spreading it wide Koscielny is able to clear for a corner, which Arsenal once again deal with.
    3/13/2013 8:52:33 PM
  • 52 min: Arsene Wenger's losing it a bit on the touchline after a heavy challenge on Giroud.
    3/13/2013 8:54:18 PM
  • If arsenal get an early second half goal everything will be good #AFC @simonrice
  • Almost forgot what Wenger looked like without that hibernation jacket
  • 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
  • Tonight's attendance announced as 68,000. Amazing that they hit that number exactly. Who'd have thought it?
  • 80 min: So close! Gervinho works some magic in the box with an incredible turn. He stretches to shoot, beats Neuer, but it rolls agonisingly wide. Arsenal are going for it now.
    3/13/2013 9:22:08 PM
  • At the final millisecond Gervinho remembers that he is not Zidane, and reverts to Gervinho mode.
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