Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid

REAL DEFEAT BAYERN

Cristiano Ronaldo overturned Arturo Vidal’s header as Real Madrid won 2-1 at Bayern Munich, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

A second-half double from Cristiano Ronaldo secured a 2-1 win for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and a firm advantage in their Champions League quarter-final tie.

The Portugal captain struck two minutes after the break to cancel out Arturo Vidal’s bullet header before poking home a second to give the holders a strong result to take back to the Santiago Bernabeu for the return fixture.

Bayern had been good value for their lead but Vidal’s missed penalty allowed Madrid to get back into the match, before a red card for Javi Martinez left the Bundesliga leaders facing a battle to ensure they stayed in the tie.

The first half belonged to the home side and Vidal in particular, the midfielder scoring with one emphatic header, missing a clear chance for a second and blazing a controversial spot-kick over the crossbar.

Madrid responded through Ronaldo’s first goal in the tournament since September 27 and Martinez’s two quick-fire yellow cards gave them a foothold they never looked likely to relinquish, before Ronaldo’s second 13 minutes from time sealed the win – his 100th goal in European competition.

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Bayern beats Arsenal again

With a second 5-1 rout in three weeks, Bayern Munich completed Arsenal’s humiliation on a night of protests against manager Arsene Wenger.

Whether Wenger gets a chance to return to the Champions League next season remains unclear, as his latest contract will expire at the end of this season after 21 years at the club.

His team’s heaviest-ever loss at the Emirates Stadium, completing a 10-2 aggregate loss on Tuesday as the German champions reached the quarterfinals, will only heighten demands by pockets of supporters for Wenger to go.

Asked if he will manage Arsenal again in the Champions League, Wenger replied: “I don’t know … I am here to talk about football not my future.”

It is Wenger’s failure to deliver Arsenal’s first European Cup that has diminished his standing among fans who once lauded him as a coaching revolutionary.

For the seventh consecutive season, Arsenal has exited the Champions League in the Round of 16 and it has still only reached the final once, back in 2006.

Wenger deflected questions about his own future by reprimanding Tuesday’s referee for what the Frenchman called “unexplainable and scandalous” decisions.

And there was no sympathy from Bayern, with the five-time European champions joining in the derision by tweeting: “What time is it? Yep, it’s ten to!”

Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal

GOAL! 1-0 Bayern! Goal Arjen Robben


The Dutchman cut in from the right inside and sends the ball left glittering off the far post.
Typical Robben goal.

29 ‘- GOAL! 1-1 Arsenal! Goal Alexis Sánchez

The Chilean sees his weak placed penalty saved by Neuer, but does his work in the rebound.
How is it possible.

45’+1′ – End of first half

Arsenal had in the first half only 21 percent of ball possession, but created in the counter some good opportunities. The team from Wenger has even more shots on goal (5) than Bayern (3).

52 ‘- GOAL! 2-1 Bayern! Goal Robert Lewandowski
Pool revancheert himself for the loss penalty for rest by him. He towers over Mustafi and plays very fine touch. Attack from the booklet through via Robben a principal Lahm.

55′- GOAL! 3-1 Bayern! goal Thiago
What a phenomenal goal! The Spanish international will only be put to Ospina with a sublime backheel by Lewandowski. Arsenal is reviewed fully at this stage by an unleashed Bayern.

62′- GOAL! 4-1 Bayern! goal Thiago
The midfielder hits a dropping ball through a forest of legs with a fluke behind Ospina. Arsenal will be lost, when Wenger intervenes?

87 ‘- GOAL! 5-1 Bayern! Goal Thomas Müller
Oxlade-Chamberlain loses the ball as an amateur and that you should not do this at Bayern. Substitute Müller must give the final push.

90 ‘+ 3’ – End of the second half!

Football – Transfer Talk

Transfer Talk! The transfer market is open since January 1st.

Everton and Manchester United agree about Schneiderlin

Bramall joins Arsenal

Olympique Lyon angling to Memphis Depay

Sevilla hires Jovetic from Inter Milan

Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber (27) on loan to Schalke 04

Chelsea hires Isaiah Brown on Huddersfield Town

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