Arsenal look destined to perish at the same stage of the Champions League and against the same opponents as last season after Bayern Munich won convincingly at Emirates Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's side remain on course in their bid to become the first side to retain the Champions League as second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller gave them an emphatic advantage in their last-16 first-leg tie.

It will be a night of regrets for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his players after Mesut Ozil's careless early penalty was saved by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer and opposite number Wojciech Szczesny was sent off before half-time for fouling Arjen Robben in the area.

Kroos control

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos completed the same number of passes as the 12 Arsenal outfield players combined (147).

David Alaba was also wasteful as he hit the post from the resulting penalty - but there was no escape for 10-man Arsenal after the break as Bayern's greater numbers and quality proved decisive.

The outstanding Kroos scored spectacularly from 20 yards just after half-time and substitute Muller headed in the second two minutes from time.

Arsenal won 2-0 in the second leg last season, going out on away goals, but it is hard to see them producing the three-goal winning margin they require against a Bayern side that are arguably stronger under Guardiola than it was when they claimed the crown last season.

Manchester United manager David Moyes was an interested spectator and it is likely Bayern's Kroos was the object of his attentions after being linked with a move to Old Trafford.

On this evidence, however, Kroos is a player of such pedigree that he belongs in the Champions League, somewhere United are increasingly unlikely to be next season. It is also hard to see such a talent being allowed to escape by Bayern.

Wenger delivered a selection surprise by starting with Yaya Sanogo up front ahead of the experienced Olivier Giroud - and the 21-year-old was prominent as Arsenal and Bayern set the tone for a wonderfully entertaining opening half.

Pass masters

  • Bayern Munich made 863 passes compared to Arsenal's 222
  • The Germans' passing accuracy was 94.6% and they had 78.8% of possession
  • Arsenal had just 12% of possession in the second half

Szczesny showed superb reactions and athleticism to dive high to his left to save from Kroos while Neuer demonstrated equal expertise to make a low stop from Sanogo.

Arsenal were making an uninhibited start and were rewarded with a penalty after only nine minutes when Ozil was fouled by Jerome Boateng as he tried to turn inside the defender.

Ozil took the penalty but - just as when he missed against Marseille in the group stage - the run-up was hesitant and the spot-kick feeble, allowing Neuer, his childhood friend, to thrust up a hand to save.

Arsenal suffered a setback before the interval as Kieran Gibbs went down injured and was replaced by Nacho Monreal before another moment of drama as half-time approached.

Kroos showed his vision to create an opening for Robben, who was fouled by Szczesny as they challenged for the ball. Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli awarded the penalty and sent off Arsenal's keeper.

Santi Cazorla was the player sacrificed as Lukasz Fabianski replaced Szczesny in goal. He was not called into action as Alaba rolled another poor penalty against the outside of the post.

Bayern made their numerical superiority count as they took the lead nine minutes into the second half. Kroos had been majestic all evening and his finish was no different as he swept Philipp Lahm's pass high past Fabianski with a first-time finish with his right foot.

Guardiola's men were now dominating and Fabianski did well to save from Robben when he was afforded far too much space inside Arsenal's area.

And Robben was close again with a trademark curling left-foot effort from the right wing that was only inches away from the far post with Fabianski beaten.

The second goal had been threatened and it arrived via Muller's stooping header - and there was almost time for a final flourish from Kroos when he sent a low shot against the post.

It is unlikely to prove decisive.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Arsenal

  • 01 Szczesny Dismissed
  • 03 Sagna
  • 28 Gibbs (Monreal - 31' )
  • 20 Flamini
  • 04 Mertesacker
  • 06 Koscielny
  • 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain (Rosicky - 74' Booked )
  • 10 Wilshere
  • 22 Sanogo Booked
  • 11 Özil
  • 19 Cazorla (Fabianski - 39' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Rosicky
  • 09 Podolski
  • 12 Giroud
  • 17 Monreal
  • 21 Fabianski
  • 25 Jenkinson
  • 44 Gnabry

Bayern Munich

  • 01 Neuer
  • 21 Lahm
  • 27 Alaba
  • 08 Javi Martínez
  • 17 Boateng Booked (Rafinha - 45' )
  • 04 Dante
  • 19 Götze
  • 39 Kroos
  • 09 Mandzukic Booked (Müller - 64' )
  • 06 Thiago Alcántara (Pizarro - 79' )
  • 10 Robben

Substitutes

  • 05 van Buyten
  • 13 Rafinha
  • 14 Pizarro
  • 22 Starke
  • 25 Müller
  • 26 Contento
  • 31 Schweinsteiger
Ref: Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Shots

8 27

On target

4 5

Corners

2 9

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arsenal 0, FC Bayern München 2.

90:00 +2:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arsenal 0, FC Bayern München 2.

90:00 +0:22

Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Claudio Pizarro.

90:00 +0:09

Attempt blocked. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:39

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Laurent Koscielny.

89:37

Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

89:15

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Per Mertesacker.

89:13

Attempt blocked. Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller with a cross.

88:16

Foul by Claudio Pizarro (FC Bayern München).

88:16

Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arsenal 0, FC Bayern München 2. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philipp Lahm with a through ball.

86:24

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

86:24

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:05

Attempt blocked. Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dante with a headed pass.

85:30 Booking

Booking Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:28

Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:28

Foul by Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal).

84:52

Offside, Arsenal. Yaya Sanogo tries a through ball, but Mesut Özil is caught offside.

80:58

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Laurent Koscielny.

79:56

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

78:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Claudio Pizarro replaces Thiago Alcántara.

77:43

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

77:43

Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:22

Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Alaba.

74:52

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rafinha with a cross.

73:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arsenal. Tomas Rosicky replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

72:15

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Per Mertesacker.

72:14

Attempt blocked. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lahm with a cross.

69:42

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

67:27

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

67:27

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:24

Attempt blocked. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

64:16

Foul by Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München).

64:16

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Thomas Müller replaces Mario Mandzukic.

63:24

Attempt missed. Mario Götze (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rafinha with a cross.

61:08

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

61:08

Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:41

Foul by Mario Götze (FC Bayern München).

60:41

Mesut Özil (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:05

Foul by Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München).

58:05

Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:24

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

54:45 Booking

Booking Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:41

Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:41

Foul by Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal).

53:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arsenal 0, FC Bayern München 1. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

52:21

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Götze.

50:51

Attempt saved. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

50:22

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

50:22

Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:56

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:16

Offside, Arsenal. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Yaya Sanogo is caught offside.

47:02

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

46:38

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Nacho Monreal.

45:00

Second Half begins Arsenal 0, FC Bayern München 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Bayern München. Rafinha replaces Jerome Boateng.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Arsenal 0, FC Bayern München 0.

45:00 +1:03 Booking

Booking Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:28

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München).

45:00 +0:28

Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:51

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

43:51

Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:50

Offside, FC Bayern München. Thiago Alcántara tries a through ball, but Mario Mandzukic is caught offside.

39:49

Penalty missed! Still Arsenal 0, FC Bayern München 0. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) hits the left post with a left footed shot.

38:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arsenal. Lukasz Fabianski replaces Santiago Cazorla.

36:55 Dismissal

Dismissal Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) is shown the red card.

36:42

Penalty FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben draws a foul in the penalty area.

36:42

Penalty conceded by Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) after a foul in the penalty area.

34:35

Offside, FC Bayern München. Arjen Robben tries a through ball, but David Alaba is caught offside.

34:33

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Alaba.

32:53

Foul by Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München).

32:53

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arsenal. Nacho Monreal replaces Kieran Gibbs because of an injury.

30:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:15

Delay in match Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) because of an injury.

28:40

Foul by Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München).

28:40

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:33

Attempt blocked. Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Götze.

27:39

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (FC Bayern München) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a set piece situation.

26:58

Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:58

Foul by Mesut Özil (Arsenal).

24:43

Attempt blocked. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Santiago Cazorla with a cross.

24:09

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Javi Martínez.

21:43

Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:43

Foul by Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal).

20:06

Attempt missed. Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

17:26

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

17:26

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:14

Attempt blocked. David Alaba (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:51

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Kieran Gibbs.

14:36

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Laurent Koscielny.

11:07

Foul by Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

11:07

Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:35

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

10:33

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:45

Foul by Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

9:45

Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:45

Foul by Per Mertesacker (Arsenal).

8:45

Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:04

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Arjen Robben.

7:59

Penalty saved! Mesut Özil (Arsenal) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

7:13 Booking

Booking Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7:09

Penalty Arsenal. Mesut Özil draws a foul in the penalty area.

7:09

Penalty conceded by Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München) after a foul in the penalty area.

6:35

Attempt saved. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bacary Sagna with a headed pass.

6:09

Attempt saved. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Wilshere.

5:44

Attempt missed. Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a cross.

5:34

Attempt blocked. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

4:29

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:29

Foul by Dante (FC Bayern München).

3:54

Offside, FC Bayern München. Jerome Boateng tries a through ball, but Mario Mandzukic is caught offside.

2:48

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic with a headed pass.

2:12

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

2:09

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Arjen Robben.

1:25

Offside, Arsenal. Bacary Sagna tries a through ball, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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