Champions League 2015-16: Arsenal went into round four with great confidence, having defeated Bayern Munich home at Emirates Stadium. Three important points after having losing the first two matches against Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb. However, Bayern brought their largest guns this time and the gunners were mowed down over 90 minutes.
In Sweden we have a saying from the Speedway motorcycle sport: A femetta. That pretty much is a substantive meaning a 5-1 victory. It can also be interpreted as a superior victory. This was exactly what happened at Allianz Arena this night.
The match started in a great pace. Arsenal could keep up in about 8 minutes. In the 10th minute, Robert Lewanodowski scored 1-0 through a header. Bayern stepped on it. They were in complete control of the game. Thomas Müller rolled in 2-0 in the 29th minute. David Alaba scored 3-0 with a beautiful shot in the 44th minute. 10-0 in scoring chances in favor of Bayern said the most about the first half.
Kingsley Coman, born 1996, French football player that went from Paris SG to Juventus last season. He is now playing on loan for Bayern Munich for two years and made a good overall match against Arsenal. In the second half he was substituted by 12 years older Arjen Robben who scored after being on the field for just 30 seconds.
At 4-0 Bayern slowed down the pace a bit. Arsenal almost managed to score in the 57th minute, but Manual Neuer made an excellent save. About 10 minutes later he had to resign a goal though. Olivier Giroud scored on an excellent individual performance. 4-1 and a part of the Gunner’s self-esteem was saved. However, in the 89th minute, Müller scored his second goal of the night, putting the nail in the coffin, 5-1.
This was the 5th time this year that Bayern score 5 goals in a game. They are in a superior lead in Bundesliga and will probably go far in the Champions League this year. Arsenal has to rely on other results if they are to go through to the play offs. They are placed last in the group with 3 points. Their best bet is to hope for Bayern to beat Olympiakos at home and then defeat them away December 9.
Barcelona 3 – 0 BATE Borisov
Chelsea 2 – 1 Dynamo Kiev
AA Gent (Bel) 1 – 0 Valencia
Lyon 0 – 2 Zenit St. Petersburg
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 – 3 FC Porto
Olympiakos FC 2 – 1 Dinamo Zagreb
Roma 3 – 2 Bayer Leverkusen
Astana 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Benfica 2 – 1 Galatasaray
Borussia Monchengladbach 1 – 1 Juventus
Manchester United 1 – 0 CSKA Moscow
PSV Eindhoven 2 – 0 Wolfsburg
Real Madrid 1 – 0 Paris St Germain
Sevilla 1 – 3 Manchester City
Shakhtar Donetsk 4 – 0 Malmö FF
In the next round, we have the following fixtures:
Tuesday, November 24:
BATE Bor – Bayer Levkn
Barcelona – Roma
Arsenal – Dinamo Zagreb
Bayern Mun – Olympiakos
FC Porto – Dynamo Kiev
M’bi Tel-Aviv – Chelsea
Zenit St P – Valencia
Lyon – KAA Gent
Wednesday, November 25:
Malmö FF – Paris St G
Shakt Donsk – Real Madrid
CSKA – VfL Wolfsburg
Man Utd – PSV Eindhoven