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Champions League LIVE! Bayern Munich v Arsenal



BY JAMES ORR


by j.orr

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of this crucial Champions League last-16 second leg tie between Bayern Munich and Arsenal at the Allianz Arena.
    • FT: Bayern 1-1 Arsenal (agg: 3-1) 
    • Schweinsteiger (54) for Bayern, Podolski (57) equalises
    • Rosicky replaced Ozil at half-time
    • FT: Atletico 4-1 Milan (agg: 5-1)


    3/11/2014 6:41:01 PM
  • 3/11/2014 6:29:57 PM
  • And the teams are out...
    Laurent Koscielny has won his fitness battle to start for Arsenal. The French defender had missed Arsenal's 4-1 FA Cup victory over Everton on Saturday with a hamstring problem.  Elsewhere, club-captain Thomas Vermaelen starts at left-back with Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal sidelined. Lukas Podolski comes in for Mathieu Flamini, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moving to the centre of midfield.

    Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski; Giroud.
    Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Martinez, Dante, Alaba; Schweinsteiger, Thiago; Robben Gotze, Ribery; Mandzukic.
    3/11/2014 6:58:04 PM
  • Giroud loses the ball to the towering Martinez

    3/11/2014 8:45:27 PM
  • A major change made by Wenger at half-time. Rosicky on for Ozil. The Czech aiming to produce a more inspiring performance than Ozil for the second half.
    3/11/2014 8:48:42 PM
  • 63 min: Bayern looking to calm things down and control the game. Schweinsteiger gets into space 25 yards out, he fires in a shot, but it sails wide of Fabianski's goal.
    3/11/2014 9:07:26 PM
  • 65 min: Sagna lofts over a cross, but it evades Giroud. Every Arsenal break offering a glimpse of a chance. Can they do the unthinkable?
    3/11/2014 9:09:33 PM
  • 67 min: An incredibly sloppy pass by goalkeeper Neuer, it goes straight to Giroud, he tries to play Rosicky in, but there was too much weight on the pass.
    3/11/2014 9:12:09 PM
  • 68 min: What a chance for Bayern! Alaba cushions the ball across goal to Mandzukic, but instead of taking a shot he controls the ball on his knee and Fabianski comes out to make a block. The striker should have done better there.
    3/11/2014 9:13:37 PM
  • Podolski wheels away in celebration. But is it too little, too late

    3/11/2014 9:16:33 PM
  • 74 min: Approaching the final 15 minutes, and the 18-year-old German Serge Gnabry has been summoned from the bench. Time for the pacy midfielder it seems.
    3/11/2014 9:18:29 PM
  • 78 min: Gnabry on for Arteta. But Bayern beginning to toy with their opponents as the game reaches it's final 10 minutes.
    3/11/2014 9:22:14 PM
  • 80 min: Podolski, what handful he has been in the second half, creates some room in the box and crosses for Giroud, but Neuer comes out and catches.
    3/11/2014 9:24:23 PM
  • 84 min: Flamini comes on to replace the impressive Oxlade-Chamberlain. Wenger would bring a striker on...if he had one on the bench, of course.
    3/11/2014 9:28:24 PM
  • 86 min: Cazorla plays in Podolski, but he's called offside. Arsenal are going down fighting.
    3/11/2014 9:30:54 PM
  • 88 min: Gnabry runs at Alaba on the outside of the box, he cuts to his left...but the German teenager can only blast his effort over.
    3/11/2014 9:33:01 PM
  • 90 min: PENALTY FOR BAYERN!
    3/11/2014 9:34:17 PM
  • 90 min: Going nowhere, and with his back to goal, Robben is fouled by Koscielny. Muller steps up from the spot...
    3/11/2014 9:35:05 PM
  • 91 min: AND MULLER MISSES HIS PENALTY!
    3/11/2014 9:35:30 PM
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