Arsenal and Bayern Munich Battle to 2-2 Draw in Champions League Quarterfinals First Leg

In an exciting match for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, Arsenal achieved a 2-2 draw in London against a Bayern Munich team that turned the score around and was close to taking a victory to Germany, where the tournament will be played. rematch next week.

Those led by Mikel Arteta opened the score after 12 minutes of play thanks to a goal by Englishman Bukayo Saka, 12 minutes into the first half, but Thomas Tuchel’s team reacted with goals from Serge Gnabry (18) and Harry Kane ( 32), criminal. In the complement, Leandro Trossard established equality at 76.

At the Emirates Stadium in the English capital, the Premier League leader started on the right foot and scored quickly with a play that originated on the right wing. After a series of touches, the ball was left to German Kai Havertz, who gave it to Ben White. The defender assisted Saka, who crossed the ball to the far post of the goal defended by Manuel Neuer.

Just five minutes after the opening of the scoring, equality arrived. An error in Arsenal’s start allowed Bayern to recover the ball and in three touches leave Gnabry face to face with David Raya Martin. The German national team forward made no mistake and scored the goal after an assist from León Goretzka. Half an hour into the game, after Neuer came out, Leroy Sané put together a great individual play starting from midfield and was brought down inside the area by William Saliba. Referee Glenn Nyberg did not hesitate to award the penalty, which Harry Kane converted into a goal.

Harry Kane celebrates Bayern Munich’s penalty goal against Arsenal in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals (REUTERS/David Klein)

With the result in their favor, Bayern Munich could not take advantage of the spaces to increase the difference and after a good action by Gabriel Jesús to leave rivals on the road, the Belgian Trossard appeared in front of the goal to connect a low right hand that was impossible for Neuer. It was a 2-2 draw for Arteta’s men, who ended up celebrating a draw at home.

At the end there were two more chances for each team. In the 89th, Kinglsey Coman missed the third goal after his shot bounced off the post. Seconds later, the Arsenal players claimed a supposed penalty by Neuer against Saka, but the referee did not sanction it as he considered that the English striker caused contact with the German goalkeeper.

“It was a difficult game. Of course, we are never satisfied after not winning. Today we could see that Arsenal is a team with quality, there is a reason why they are leaders in England,” Kane said after the game. While Trossard analyzed after the tie: “We started very well and we could have scored two or three goals after taking the lead. But there we saw the quality that Bayern has to do damage. Luckily I was able to help the team with a goal, I’m very happy with that. I always try to do my best on the field and I hope that will be the case in the coming weeks. We have a great team, although we know it will be difficult there, but if we play at our best level we can beat anyone.”

Next Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in Argentina, Bayern Munich will host Arsenal at the Allianz Arena in the rematch of the quarterfinals.


ARBITRATOR: Glenn Nyberg

TV: DGO / ESPN / Star+

ESTADIO: Emirates Stadium

2024-04-10 02:09:00
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