Gunners outdone by Bayern at Emirates

19 February 2013 10:17

Bayern Munich produced a European masterclass to take a commanding 3-1 lead over Arsenal after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had on Monday hit out at critics of him and his side following their FA Cup exit at home to Blackburn, but there was to be no redemption as the Germans were superior in every department.

An early strike from midfielder Toni Kroos handed the Bundesliga leaders a crucial away goal, which was doubled when Thomas Muller stabbed home from close range. Arsenal reduced the arrears with a header from Lukas Podolski against his former club, but the Germans scored their third after 77 minutes as Mario Mandzukic effectively ended the contest.

Source: PA