Munich, Mar 15: Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League spherical of 16 for the third consecutive yr regardless of beating Bayern Munich 2-Zero within the second leg.
The Gunners went down 3-1 within the first-leg on the Emirates however managed to comeback on 3-Three mixture on the Allianz Area and exited by account of the away targets rule.
Oliver Giroud shocked the house facet with a third-minute aim to offer Arsenal an early lead and hope of pulling off a miracle. No different crew within the historical past of the competitors had overcome a deficit of three away targets within the second leg.
Bayern dominated a lot of the match and got here near seal qualification of the quarter-finals, however Arsenal fought again and Laurent Koscielny scored within the 84th minute to lift hopes of a unbelievable comeback.
Bayern grew to become the third European powerhouse in three years to knock Arsenal out on the last-16 juncture, following Barcelona in 2011 and AC Milan in 2012.
All English sides, champions Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis, United and now Arsenal have crashed out of Europe and it’s the first time for the reason that 1995-96 season that there isn’t any Premier League facet within the final eight.
Malaga beat Porto 2-0
Malaga’s fairytale run of their first Champions League season after the Spaniards overturned a 1-Zero first-leg defeat by Porto to win the return-leg 2-Zero on the Rosadela stadium.
Younger playmaker Isco, who gained the ‘Golden Boy’ award as the very best U-21 participant in Europe final season, had levelled the tie with a high-quality shot simply two minutes from half-time.
Roque Santa Cruz, on mortgage from Manchester Metropolis, scored the essential aim on 77 minutes from a nook to seal their passage to the quarter-finals.