Champions League: Bayern Munich v Arsenal, Atletico v Milan

Live text commentary as Arsenal are out of the Champions League after drawing at Bayern Munich, plus Football League action.

11 March 2014 Last updated at 18:25

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As it happened

  1. 22:23: 
    Tomorrow night

    So Arsenal's miracle bid fell some way short in the end but tomorrow it's Manchester City's turn. A 2-0 win in the Nou Camp and we would have extra-time.

    Can Manuel Pellegrini's men pull it off? Join me to find out. See you there.

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    Len M: Not many teams can say in a calendar year, they are unbeaten at the Allianz Arena. Arsenal deserve more credit

    Abdulahi: Let's not forget Barcelona lost 7-0 on aggregate against Bayern... I'd like to see ANY team do better than Arsenal

    Eddie: Sad to admit, but I think Le Boss surely has taken Arsenal club as far as he can. Standing still for 9 years now..

  3. 22:17: 

    Looking down the Championship table at the play-off places, it could all be very interesting come May. A Billy Davies-fuelled Forest v Derby play-off final?

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    Thomas Broadley: Great respect for McDermott, it must be difficult managing with the off field shambles but patience is slowly wearing thin

  5. 22:08: 

    That's the full-time whistle at Elland Road, where Reading have beaten Leeds 4-2. That one was delayed because of traffic congestion on the M62. Some Leeds fans may regret getting off the motorway at all.

  6. 22:08: 
    Skrill Premier

    Hyde FC's relegation has been confirmed after they suffered a 3-0 defeat at Alfreton Town. Having scored just 33 goals and conceded 99 goals in their 37 league matches, it's clear that they have had major problems at both ends of the pitch.

  7. 22:04: 

    It's been a long time coming Hyde, it really has...

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    Sam Conway: Spare a thought for Hyde FC whose relegation from the Skrill Premier was confirmed tonight after a 3-0 defeat at Alfreton

  9. 22:04: 
    League Two round-up

    Scunthorpe and Rochdale failed to capitalise on league leaders Chesterfield's 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon. Scunthorpe draw 2-2 at home to Southend, despite holding a two-goal advantage, while Dale suffered a shock defeat at bottom side Torquay. Joss Labadie bagged the crucial winner in the 82nd minute before Rochdale's Oliver Lancashire was sent off.

    Elsewhere, Burton Albion, Fleetwood and Oxford United drew against Portsmouth, Bury and Cheltenham respectively meaning there were no wins for the top seven in all. Victories for Plymouth and York leave them hot on the heels of Southend in seventh place.

    In the big game at the bottom, Northampton snatched an all important three points at Exeter City to drag a host of teams back into the relegation shake-up.

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    Mark Scott: Over the two legs against the best team in Europe - good shift. I'd like to see any English team do better!

    Omofomah Leonard: John Hartson is wrong to say we need major surgery at Arsenal. The only surgery needed is a prolific goal scorer.

    Andez: That's harsh from John Hartson I think, offensively there are major injuries and defensively they looked good tonight Arsenal

  11. 21:57: 
    Championship update

    After 18 winless matches Blackpool have finally won a game! Ricardo Fuller's header gives them a 1-0 victory against struggling Millwall. The Tangerines' previous win had come on 30 November.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    "I think Arsenal have had a decent season and they have punched well above their weight. They have led the Premier League, they are in the semi-final of the FA Cup and made the last 16 of the Champions League.

    "But tonight they have been humiliated in terms of their passing and movement. Their £42m record signing was awful - they might has well have played with 10 men in the first half.

    "If they want to compete with the top teams in Europe this team needs major surgery, they are nowhere good enough to compete at this level."

  13. 21:54: 

    Have Leeds got an owner in place who could make that decision yet?

    Still 10 minutes left at Elland Road, where Leeds trail Reading 4-2.

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    Ben Thapa: Brian McDermott's in a bit of strife. When was the last time a manager was sacked twice by the same club in the same season?


    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey: Great effort tonight, shame it wasn't to be. Time to recover and go again for a big one at the weekend.

  16. 21:51: 
    League One round-up

    Wolves, Leyton Orient and Brentford all picked up three points to keep things as they were at the top of the table. Preston's automatic promotion chances suffered a major blow after opponents Stevenage snatched a stoppage time equaliser through Jimmy Smith.

    Rotherham's 2-0 win at Oldham sees them move within three points of North End with a game in hand while Peterborough's 2-1 defeat against Bristol City sees them looking over their shoulders at MK Dons who came out 3-1 victors away at Notts County.

    Shrewsbury drew 1-1 with Crawley Town to aid their fight against relegation while fellow strugglers Crewe were denied victory against Walsall by a Mark Ellis own goal in the dying minutes.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    "Arsenal need investment and they need more quality players. I know they are missing some quality players tonight but Bayern Munich looked streets ahead of Arsenal at times."


    Infostrada Sports: Bayern to a record 13th CL quarterfinal. Arsenal eliminated in Last 16 for fourth successive #UCL season.

  19. 21:48: 
    Player reaction- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on ITV: "On the day 2-0 wasn't the best result in the first leg but we still had a chance to give it our all and to get a result.

    "Bayern have weaknesses like any other team and when you score anyone can get nervous. When we did that we thought we had a chance but we just couldn't do it.

    "Maybe we lacked a bit of quality with the final ball. At the top level you need that. The boys put in a great shift but we can be proud of our efforts."

  20. 21:47: 
    Championship update

    Leicester are eight points clear at the top of the Championship after a routine 3-0 win at Barnsley. Fourth-placed QPR suffer a 2-0 defeat at Brighton and Derby's match at home to Bolton ends goalless.

    An injury-time winner from Billy Sharp gives Doncaster a 2-1 win against 10-man Watford, Middlesbrough draw 1-1 with Nottingham Forest and Ipswich beat Yeovil 1-0 for their first away win of 2014.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    "Bayern Munich were the better side tonight, make no bones about it. They were better in possession and they created more chances, the only disappointment for them is that they didn't score more goals.

    "Arsenal were just not up to scratch tonight, they were well beaten. Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say you're just not good enough at this level.

    "They should have lost both games and were only saved by a missed penalty. They were well beaten at home."

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    Okeke Obinna: I still believe that if not for the red card in the first leg this tie would have turned out different

    Graham Baines: Arsenal have been totally outplayed. Score doesn't reflect the game

    Russell Moore: if there's anything the Champions League has taught us - it's that Germans CAN'T take penalties...

  23. 21:42: 
    Championship update

    Leeds were 4-0 down, but two goals in a minute have given them hopes of an incredible recovery against Reading.

    Rodolph Austin's header is turned in by Matt Smith, before a spectacular 30-yard effort from Austin pulls another goal back for Brian McDermott's side to make it 4-2 to Reading with 25 minutes remaining at Elland Road.

    Doncaster score an injury-time goal to lead 2-1 against Watford. Billy Sharp turns the ball into the net, after Richie Wellens's shot was fumbled by goalkeeper Jonathan Bond.

  24. 21:38:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveHave your say

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    Leeds fans - what is going on at Elland Road? Nine goals conceded in four days, chaos in the boardroom, is Brian McDermott in trouble?

    Leicester fans, are you planning for the Premier League yet?

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  25. 21:37: 
    FULL-TIME- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    All over for Arsenal then. A better second-half display but in truth Bayern cruise through to the last eight.

    If anybody knocks them out over two legs they will do very, very well...


    Opta Joe: 4 - Gillingham v Coventry is the first match in England's top four tiers this season to feature four penalties. Spotted.

  27. 21:36: 
    FULL-TIME- Atletico Madrid 4-1 AC Milan (5-1 on agg)
  28. 21:34: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1) - Thomas Muller

    What a save! Thomas Muller hits his penalty down the middle, Lukasz Fabianski saves it with his feet, the ball spins across the line and the Pole then reacts well to push it out before Muller can gobble up the loose ball!

  29. 21:33: 
    PENALTY TO BAYERN- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Bayern hit Arsenal on the counter, Arjen Robben turns Laurent Koscielny twice and on the second occasion goes down - penalty given.

  30. 21:31: 
    League One latest

    Talisman Clayton Donaldson has made it 2-0 to Brentford against Tranmere. Adebayo Akinfenwa's second goal of the night temporarily increased Gillingham's lead to 3-1 against Coventry but Carl Baker has pulled one back for City from the penalty spot.

    Michael Smith's goal for Swindon against Wolves looks unlikely to prove anything more than a consolation.

  31. 21:31: 
    Championship update

    It's going from bad to worse for Brian McDermott as Leeds go 4-0 down at home against his former club Reading. Hal Robson-Kanu's half-volley means Leeds have now conceded nine goals in two games.

    QPR also fall further behind. They now trail 2-0 at Brighton after Kazenga LuaLua's corner is flicked into the net by Stephen Ward.

  32. 21:30: 
    Championship update

    Nottingham Forest equalise and make it 1-1 at the Riverside Stadium against Middlesbrough. Andy Reid's cross from the left wing is bundled in by Darius Henderson from close range for the visitors. Boro nearly retake the lead immediately, but Danny Graham's effort hits the post.

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    Jonathan Hutchinson: Fickle fans criticising Ozil. Against Everton immense, now supposedly rubbish. #afc will be even better next year, so will he.

    Johnny Magrinho: Alaba has been the best player on the pitch tonight. He just hasn't stopped running like a gazelle down the wing. Great effort.

    Charlie Barber: Is it just me or does Rosicky always bring life to Arsenal from the bench in the UCL quarters? i.e. against AC Milan last season.

  34. 21:29: 
    Final Five- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Last few minutes in Munich. Last few minutes in the Champions League for Arsenal this season.

  35. 21:28: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 4-1 AC Milan (5-1 on agg) - Diego Costa (85 mins)

    You don't want to draw Atletico in the next round - they have some real class. Diego Costa grabs his second of the night with a clinical finish, across the face of goal and in off the base of the post.

  36. 21:26: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Mathieu Flamini replaces Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - impressive again tonight. Arsenal are fading away though, their positive spell after the goal is a memory now.

    Bayern show off their strength in depth, replacing Franck Ribery with Thomas Muller.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    "It's a lot more tiring when you are not in possession. Arsenal have done a lot of chasing, while Bayern have been in control for long periods and I have to say they have have been immense tonight."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  38. 21:25: 
    League Two latest

    Ryan Williams has fired Oxford United into the lead against Cheltenham while Morecambe have come from a goal behind to lead Newport County 3-1. Jamie Devitt, Kevin Ellison and Jack Redshaw have all got their names on the scoresheet.

  39. 21:25: 
    Championship update

    Ten-man Watford equalise in their match at the Keepmoat Stadium against Doncaster. Fernando Forestieri creates the goal with a clever lofted pass that dissects the Rovers defence and it allows Ikechi Anya to run onto the ball and finish past Sam Johnstone. The hosts had gone ahead through Chris Brown's header, before Watford's Mathias Ranegie was sent off for violent conduct in the first half.

    Elsewhere, Royston Drenthe, who scored his first goal for Reading on Saturday, nets again with a direct 20-yard free-kick to put his side 2-0 up against Leeds. It quickly becomes 3-0 with Nick Blackman's close-range diving header from Danny Guthrie's cross. Problems for Brian McDermott.

    Brighton have also scored against QPR, Leonardo Ulloa tapping in after Rob Green failed to cut out Bruno's cross.

  40. 21:24: 
    YELLOW CARD- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    It's all gone niggly now. Thomas Vermaelen tries to cut the ball out and gets his timing all wrong, actually losing his footing as he collides with Franck Ribery.

    They're both struggling after that one.

  41. 21:21: 
    YELLOW CARD- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Javi Martinez goes into the book for chopping down Lukas Podolski, much to Arsene Wenger's annoyance. Wenger is 10 minutes away from elimination.

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    Andrew Neill: Bit of Cazorla magic to get it to 1-2 setting it up for the final moment of glory to fall to The Ox

    Mike Wren-Kirkham: Talk of Ozil playing badly coz the players around him are poor is nonsense! Class should prevail eg Suarez at Liverpool.

    Julian Dark: To be fair, Bayern haven't bothered to get out of 1st gear or even take the handbrake off...too easy for them

  43. 21:19: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Mikel Arteta is coaxed down from the disciplinary tightrope and replaced by Serge Gnabry. We have 13 minutes left, it's gung-ho time.

  44. 21:19: 
    League One latest

    Brentford's James Tarkowski has opened the scoring against Tranmere as they aim to match what appear to be likely wins for Wolves and Leyton Orient.

    Alan Sheehan has given Notts County a lifeline against MK Dons from the penalty spot while Rotherham have doubled their advantage at Oldham thanks to Lee Frecklington.

  45. 21:18: 
    Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Arjen Robben stings the palms of Lukasz Fabianski with a low drive from 20 yards before Olivier Giroud is left in a heap after a clash with Thiago. He's alright though - play on lads.

  46. 21:16: 
    Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)
    Lukas Podolski was on the scoresheet for Arsenal

    Arsenal have had a whopping 40% of possession in the second half, they've looked a far better side since the Lukas Podolski goal.

    They still need two more goals in the last 15 minutes though.

  47. 21:16: 
    League Two latest

    George Francomb briefly gave AFC Wimbledon a shock lead against table toppers Chesterfield but Oliver Banks cancelled it out within five minutes. Adebayo Azeez's second goal has put Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 ahead at Bristol Rovers while Bury have twice come from behind to draw level with Fleetwood.

    Southend have come from two goals down to draw level with Scunthorpe while substitute Ian Morris has given Northampton a crucial lead at Exeter in their battle against relegation.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    "That was a great chance by Mandzukic and for a player of his quality he should have done better. It was a good work by Fabianski but you would have expected more from Mandzukic."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  49. 21:14: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 3-1 AC Milan (4-1 on agg) - Raul Garcia (71 mins)

    Signed, sealed, delivered, it's yours Atletico. You are through.

    Midfielder Raul Garcia does the business, heading in Koke's deep free-kick to settle any lasting nerves at the Vicente Calderon.

  50. 21:12: 
    Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    Ooohhh Bayern should score! They had been second best for 10 minutes or so but then craft a move of intricate quality, Bastian Schweinsteiger unlocking the Arsenal defence with a cute chip, Thiago knocking the ball square when he could have shot, and Mario Mandzukic then fluffed his lines and couldn't gather the ball in. Let-off.

    Twenty minutes left.

  51. 21:11: 
    Championship update

    Leicester's 2-0 lead at Barnsley only lasts for four minutes, before Jamie Vardy extends the advantage to 3-0. He collects Riyad Mahrez's through pass, takes the ball around home goalkeeper Luke Steele and calmly finishes.

    That's two goals and an assist for Vardy tonight and 15 goals overall for the season for the front man.

  52. 21:10: 
    CLOSE!- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    I think Pep Guardiola may have to add to those 'nine minutes' that his side have not been on top all season. They are not on top now, as Olivier Giroud almost threads in Tomas Rosicky after a nervous kick from Manuel Neuer.

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    Tony from Kent, via text: Mesut Ozil, best transfer this season.....For Real Madrid!!

    IcemanDB10, via text: Ozil in recent weeks looks like a man who's been sold a luxury hotel room and has come to realise it's a B&B. Most players around him lack quality, defined by understanding and movement. Now he looks dejected .

    BBC Radio 5 liveYour thoughts on Ozil

    BBC Radio 5 live will be discussing all matters Arsenal after the conclusion of the match in Munich - and are particularly keen to hear your thoughts on the form of Mesut Ozil. The German was substituted at half-time in Munich - is his season falling apart?

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    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    "Tomas Rosicky has made a real difference since he has come on. He's injected a little bit of life into Arsenal and he has really freshened things up"

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  56. 21:08: 
    Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    There are 25 minutes remaining, and Arsenal are having their best spell of the whole game. Santi Cazorla is influential in the middle now, get another goal and this will be very interesting indeed!

  57. 21:06: 
    Championship update

    Leicester are heading eight points clear of the Championship as they double their lead away against Barnsley.

    Jamie Vardy, who put the Foxes ahead in the first half, sets up the second as he finds an unmarked Danny Drinkwater, who side-foots into the net from eight yards out. Nigel Pearson's side lead 2-0 and are moving a step closer to promotion to the Premier League.

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    Max Welford: A goal from an ex-Bayern player is exactly what Arsenal needed. Great reaction from the players, game on.

    Tom Wistow: As a Chelsea fan I want Arsenal to win the FA cup as it means that Wenger will keep his job and they will be as rubbish next year

    Shishir Bhanot: I'll never understand why #Podolski doesn't get more first team chances! Splendid finish #dreaming #arsenal

    Christopher: Podolski though...sublime finish, I repeat sublime finish

  59. 21:06: 
    League One latest

    Leyton Orient have doubled their advantage at Port Vale through Nathan Clarke. Delle Ali has done the same for MK Dons at Notts County. Shrewsbury Town have pegged back Crawley Town while Crewe have taken the lead at Walsall.

    Callum Wilson levelled for Coventry at Gillingham but Myles Weston quickly restored the hosts' advantage. Bradford now hold a 2-0 advantage at Colchester.

  60. 21:04: 
    CLOSE!- Atletico Madrid 2-1 AC Milan (3-1 on agg)

    Mario Balotelli sees a deflected free-kick flick narrowly over the top. Milan need two goals and they need them quick.


    Opta Joe: 2 - Lukas Podolski has scored in both of his Champions League appearances against Bayern Munich. Lifeline.

  62. 21:03: 
    Championship update

    Promotion-hopefuls Nottingham Forest's stuttering form continues as they fall 1-0 behind against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

    The hosts produce an excellent counter-attack and the balls falls for Mustapha Carayol, who cuts in from the left wing before curling a shot past Karl Darlow in the Forest goal. Billy Davies's side, fifth in the table, have only collected one point from their last four matches before today and are losing again.

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 liveBayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    "I think it was a push, not a big one but enough to push Phillipp Lahm off his stride. If you get half a chance to have to make sure you take it and he did."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  64. 21:01: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1)

    That Bastian Schweinsteiger goal seemingly killed the tie off but Lukas Podolski's instant reply has teed up the last half hour perfectly.

    Toni Kroos comes on for Bayern, who suddenly look vulnerable.

  65. 20:59: 
    GOAL- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1) - Lukas Podolski (57 mins)

    Arsenal's first real shot in anger and Arsenal's first goal! Bayern are not happy though, they want a foul as Lukas Podolski pushes Philipp Lahm out of the way before running into the area and lashing a shot into the roof of the net. They have a point, but the Gunners have a goal.

    A 3-1 win for Arsenal would do it...

  66. 20:57: 
    GOAL- Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-0) - Bastian Schweinsteiger (55 mins)

    So easy, so, so easy for Bastian Schweinsteiger! Franck Ribery is allowed into the penalty area at almost walking pace, he looks up and slides a pass into the feet of the German midfielder seven yards out and he clips it into the roof of the net.

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 liveBayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    "I think if Bayern really had to go for it then I think there is more in there but they don't need to. I think they are just trying to wear Arsenal down."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  68. 20:56: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal
    Lukasz Fabianski in goal for Arsenal

    The Bayern fans move on to a ditty to the tune of Culture Club's 'Karma Chameleon'. It's that sort of night.

  69. 20:53: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Two moments of controversy for referee Svein Oddvar Moen in Munich! First, Mikel Arteta is lucky not to see a second yellow for a late tackle on Franck Ribery, before Arjen Robben goes down under a challenge. He wants a penalty, the ref pauses and then tells him to get to his feet...

  70. 20:51: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Atletico Madrid 2-1 AC Milan (3-1 on agg)

    Atletico have a chance to send Milan well and truly home. Diego Costa leads the break before teeing up Gabi on his right, the midfielder waits before clipping a shot against the frame of the goal. Right off the outside of the post.

  71. 20:50: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal say Mesut Ozil has a tight hamstring, that's why he has been replaced. Anyway, what can Tomas Rosicky bring to the party?

  72. 20:49: 
    KICK-OFF- Atletico Madrid 2-1 AC Milan (3-1 on agg)

    Game on in Madrid too, where Adel Taarabt has been replaced by Robinho at the break. A remarkable substitution for AC Milan...

  73. 20:48: 
    Championship latest

    Bad news for Brian McDermott as his Leeds side fall 1-0 behind against his former club Reading. It is a very soft goal as well as Tom Lees's square pass across goal is intercepted by Garath McCleary, who gets to the ball ahead of advancing home goalkeeper Jack Butland before tapping into an empty net. Remember, the game started 30 minutes late because of traffic congestion so only 25 minutes have been played at Elland Road.

  74. 20:48: 
    KICK-OFF- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Back under way at the Allianz.

  75. 20:47: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Tomas Rosicky is on at the break, replacing Mesut Ozil. A new low for Ozil? Off at half-time in his native Germany. Depreciating like a rusting estate...

  76. 20:46: 
    Conference Premier latest

    Hyde FC, who have won just one of their 36 league games so far this season, look set to suffer relegation tonight. Yes, I know it's 11 March.

    Alfreton Town lead them 1-0 at half-time; a result which would seal their opponents' fate.

  77. 20:40: 
    League Two latest

    Rochdale have restored parity against Torquay thanks to Jamie Allen's second goal in four matches while Antoni Sarcevic has given Fleetwood the lead at Bury.

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    Will Smith: The Bayern team is like a World XI. Too many amazing players to name. Not one weak link in there

    Ramesh Kumar: Wenger come on be a man and take off Arteta and Ozil to bring in Rosicky and Flamini

    Aidan Slinn: If Arsenal are to stand a chance Özil and Giroud need to stop walking around and apply some pressure.

    Jamie Hardesty: Astute gameplan from Wenger. Imperative they keep it tight. One Bayern goal and its tie over. Arsenal now need one before last 10.

  79. 20:39: 
    League One latest

    Wolves appear to have wrapped up all three points at Swindon with Bakary Sako's second goal of the game putting them three goals to the good. Leyton Orient are hot on their tails though, and Dean Cox has put them ahead against Port Vale.

    Michael Bostwick has halved Peterborough's deficit against Bristol City and the Posh will no doubt fancy their chances in the second half with a one-man advantage.

  80. 20:38: 
    Thiago's tempo- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Just like Toni Kroos three weeks ago, a Bayern midfielder has bossed the game so far. This time it's Thiago, who made 66 passes from midfield in that opening half.

    Arsenal's busiest distributor was Bacary Sagna with 19.

  81. 20:35: 

    So unless we have at least four goals from the away sides in the second half, it's looking like Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich will be through to the last eight.

    Can anyone stop Bayern? They look pretty imperious...

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    "Arsenal will be absolutely delighted to go in at half-time goalless. They will regroup and they could make two changes. I would bring on Rosicky for Ozil, who has done absolutely nothing in this game. I would also bring on Flamini.

    "They have sat back and defended well but they haven't offered anything. They might as well go out and try to win it and potentially lose 2-0 or 3-0 than wonder what might have been."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  83. 20:34: 
    Championship latest

    Defender Christophe Berra scores from close range after Luke Chambers flicks on Stephen Hunt's corner to give Ipswich a 1-0 lead in their away match at Yeovil. The Suffolk side have not won away from home since Boxing Day. Elsewhere, Leicester, Doncaster and Blackpool hold 1-0 advantages against Barnsley, Watford and Millwall respectively.

  84. 20:34: 
    HALF-TIME- Atletico Madrid 2-1 AC Milan (3-1 on agg)

    Atletico Madrid were getting decidedly jittery before Arda Turan's deflected effort gave them a 3-1 aggregate lead five minutes before the break. Diego Simeone's team swamped AC Milan from the start and led through Diego Costa's third-minute volley but after Kaka levelled on the night with a header, the hosts were wobbling. But Turan's strike means it is now a long road back for Milan.

  85. 20:32: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Now it's time for Arsene Wenger to throw on all his forwards off the bench and really go for it. Ah...

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    Tom Fio: Only a matter of time before the Ox leaves for a better club. Wasted in this mediocre midfield.

    Tom Gregory: Good to see lots of spirit from Arsenal, fighting for the ball. All except Ozil who looks like he can't be bothered.

    Craig Dunbar: Bayern looking dangerous going forward but the Ox is giving them something to worry about at the back. Could go either way yet.

  87. 20:31: 
    HALF-TIME- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal
    Arsenal's Mesut Ozil
  88. 20:29: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Speaking of hanging on, Arsenal are just about. David Alaba's cross is headed out to Mario Gotze, who crashes in a first-time shot and Lukasz Fabianski has to be quick and strong to get down and push it out to safety.

    Bayern's seventh attempt on goal so far...

  89. 20:28: 
    ACROBATIC EFFORT- Atletico Madrid 2-1 AC Milan (3-1 on agg)
    AC Milan boss Clarence Seedorf

    It's almost all over in Madrid as Raul Garcia hooks a brilliant overhead kick just wide of the far corner! Milan need to hang on until the break.

  90. 20:28: 
    League Two latest

    Adebayo Azeez has brought Dagenham & Redbridge back onto level terms against Bristol Rovers. Ryan Bowman has scored from the penalty spot to put York in front at Mansfield Town and as things stand, they will be just a point behind seventh-placed Southend who find themselves 2-0 down at Scunthorpe.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    "Arsenal certainly need to do more - but without any real pace in the side they are struggling to get around Bayern Munich. They have not passed the ball great, but I would like to praise Bayern in the way they've regained possession. They've been relentless."

    On Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: "He's been outstanding for Arsenal. Pace, power, it's just a shame he looks like he's doing it on his own."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  92. 20:25: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 2-1 AC Milan (3-1 on agg) - Arda Turan (40 mins)

    Great beard, lucky goal.

    Atletico had been getting jittery thanks to Milan's pressure but they now have one foot in the last eight. Arda Turan takes aim from 20 yards, the ball smashes off the thigh of Adil Rami before looping slowly into the far corner.

    Championship latest

    Ricardo Fuller's first goal in nine games gives Blackpool the lead at home to Millwall.

    But the Lions waste a quick opportunity to equalise as Matthew Gilks saves Steve Morison's penalty, after Kirk Broadfoot's foul on Morison. The Tangerines have not won in 18 games in all competitions, with their last victory coming on 30 November, but can they hold on against the fellow strugglers?

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    "I wouldn't be surprised if you see changes at half-time - the game seems to have passed Ozil by again. I would have Flamini on too, if he was on it would give Oxlade-Chamberlain more freedom. They need to attack more in this game but without any real pace in this side it's hard to see where it will come from."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  95. 20:24: 

    A Bayern Munich fan called Jon in Oxford? Explain yourself.

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    Jon Hubbert in Oxford, via text: As a Bayern Munich fan I didn't feel like we would be able to step it up after last year's achievements but Pep seems to be doing the impossible (and in style) - the world's best manager.

    Chris Eames from Burton, via text: Arsenal are defending fairly well, but have they forgotten they need to score tonight?

    Anonymous via text: Coming from a Arsenal fan, Arsenal desperately needed a striker in January and now seeing Diego Costa score in both legs against AC Milan just makes you think what could have been.

  97. 20:23: 
    CLOSE!- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Bayern continue to stretch Arsenal down the flanks, and they go close when Mario Gotze finds some space on the right before teeing up Arjen Robben. He scuffs his shot and Laurent Koscielny is able to block, before Mario Mandzukic loops a header on to the roof of the net moments later.

    Thirty-eight minutes of dominance for the hosts, no goals.

  98. 20:21: 
    CLOSE!- Atletico Madrid 1-1 AC Milan (2-1 on agg)

    Kaka should score! A free header from Adel Taarabt's cross but he skies it this time. You may well hold your head Kaka, that was a big moment in the tie.

    Kaka won all five of his Madrid derbies against Atletico while playing for Real, and he is also the highest scoring Brazilian in the Champions League. Tonight's header was his 30th CL strike.

  99. 20:18: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Thiago is pulling all the strings in the Bayern midfield tonight, he's been as dominant as Toni Kroos was in the first leg. It's no surprise that Manchester United tried to sign one last summer and are in for another now - if you believe what you read in the papers.

    How different would United's season have been if they had signed Thiago or Cesc Fabregas? A good conversation starter for you there...

    League One latest

    Nouha Dicko has doubled Wolves' advantage at Swindon while Sam Baldock has done likewise for Bristol City at Peterborough. Adam El-Abd has been sent off for City who will have to battle to preserve their lead with 10 men.

    Preston, Rotherham, Bradford and Crawley all lead 1-0 on their travels while Gillingham have grabbed the initiative against visitors Coventry thanks to Adebayo Akinfenwa's successfully converted penalty. Beast Mode On.

  101. 20:16: 
    Pass masters- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Best moment yet for Arsenal as Olivier Giroud heads on a free-kick but it's easy enough for Manuel Neuer to gather in. Arsenal have made just 86 passes to Bayern's 232 so far.

    Championship latest

    Leicester's Jamie Vardy scores for the fourth successive game to put the Championship leaders ahead in their match at Barnsley. The Foxes, who will go eight points clear at the top if the result stays the same, have dominated so far and Anthony Knockaert has also hit the crossbar.

    Doncaster lead 1-0 in their game against Watford thanks to Chris Brown's header from James Coppinger's cross. The Hornets are also down to 10 men, after Sweden striker Mathias Ranegie was sent off for kicking out at James Husband.

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    Liam Hanlon: Doesn't look like #Arsenal have genuine belief to get through the tie they just want to escape with a decent result

    Jack Grasby: Arsenal will play till the end, but Bayern look strong tonight, #AFC will need serious firepower to win, 2-1

    Henry Bellshaw: Dreadful first 15 for us, look like we're scared of the ball. Praying for a Dante red card before this gets messy #afc

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    "You can say Arsenal are lucky with the offside - but it's also very good defending, the fact that they were brave enough to hold their line."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  105. 20:12: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 1-1 AC Milan (2-1 on agg) - Kaka (27 mins)

    He's still got it! Old stager Kaka relights Milan's Champions League flame with a stooping back-post header, meeting Andrea Poli's chip with a powerful connection which goes in off the thigh of Miranda.

    Not the omnipresent comedienne, the Atletico centre-half. Milan suddenly right back in the tie. One more goal and they will be through.

  106. 20:11: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Thiago delivers a gem of a free-kick from the right, there are four Bayern bodies in an orderly queue to meet it and Javi Martinez steers in a crisp side-foot volley to put Bayern ahead.

    But no! The flag is up and Tony Adams and co will be delighted to see a textbook Arsenal offside trap. They caught them all out there.

  107. 20:10: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 AC Milan (2-0 on agg)

    Milan have a decent chance as Mario Balotelli finds space in between two defenders, chests the ball down but is then closed down sharply and he can't squeeze off a shot on target. Frustration furrows the brow of Clarence Seedorf.

    League Two latest

    Scunthorpe have taken the lead against Southend through midfielder Matt Sparrow. The Iron will top the table tonight if they win and Chesterfield fail to do so away at AFC Wimbledon. They will also be pleased to know that Krystian Pearce has put bottom side Torquay ahead against Rochdale.

    Elsewhere, Bristol Rovers are in front against Dagenham and Redbridge with John-Joe O'Toole getting his name on the scoresheet, while Tom Naylor has broken the deadlock for Newport County away at Morecambe.

  109. 20:06: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    David Alaba gets in again at left-back, ghosting in behind Mesut Ozil but his cross is well kept out by a stretching Per Mertesacker. Arsenal on the rack now as Bayern increase the pressure pass by pass by pass...


    Infostrada Sports: The third minute strike by Diego Costa equalled the fastest scored by Atletico Madrid and fastest conceded by AC Milan in the #UCL.

  111. 20:04: 
    CLOSE!- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    First real chance of the night! Franck Ribery skips past Bacary Sagna before picking out Arjen Robben at the far post. You'd back Robben to bag from there but he hits his shot down into the turf, the ball skipping over the top.

    Wonderful pull-back from Ribery though, really got his head up and picked out his team-mate.

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    Saikat Nandy: I think Ox has more pace than Walcott and definitely he is more aggressive. A fine talent to watch.

    Eyobel Gomini: The Ox to produce a Gareth Bale-esque performance to help Arsenal claim a famous win!!

    David Broome: Nothing to suggest Arsenal can get back in it against Bayern - you need the ball to score a goal. Still early days.

  113. 20:02: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 AC Milan (2-0 on agg)

    Mario Balotelli lines up a free-kick 35 yards out for Milan - and crashes it straight into Diego Costa's unmentionables.

    Costa is left in a writhing heap of pain, with Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg not showing much sympathy or interest. Come on Clatts, have a heart man...

  114. 20:00: 
    League One latest

    Bakary Sako has put league leaders Wolves ahead away at Swindon. Meanwhile, Dele Alli's fourth goal of the season has given MK Dons the lead away at Notts County as they look to apply pressure on Peterborough, who are 1-0 down at home to Bristol City, in the final play-off spot.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    "Arsenal are doing a lot of defending at the moment and they just can't get out of their area. Although Bayern haven't tested Lukasz Fabianski yet they are looking very comfortable and Arsenal are having to work very hard.

    "Bayern are not only one of the best teams in the world at keeping possession, but they are one of the best at regaining it once they lose it."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  116. 19:59: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Bayern threaten to overwhelm Arsenal twice in quick succession with the full-backs to the fore. First, David Alaba skips away from Bacary Sagna before putting over a low cross which Per Mertesacker is able to hammer away, and then captain Philipp Lahm bursts into the box but is flagged just offside.

    No sign of an Arsenal goal just yet, and don't forget they need at least two.

  117. 19:57: 
    Atletico Madrid 1-0 AC Milan (2-0 on agg)

    Milan would go through if they score twice in Madrid and they have a decent spell of possession without any major chances falling their way. Atletico's pressing has been first class.

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    Richard Thiardt: I think Arsenal will surprise many tonight with a strong looking back four. That doesn't mean I think they'll go through though.

    Rich Leeman: As a Liverpool fan, I really want Arsenal to win this - just to keep their fixture list full in the race for top 4.

    Sham Gallagher: Arsenal need the team from last season and the penalty shoot out players from the CFC team 2 years go to process to next round.

  119. 19:56: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal

    Bayern had 69.3% of possession in the opening 10 minutes. So Arsenal were practically dominant compared to the second half of the first leg...

    Manchester United defender Rio FerdinandJoin the debate at #bbcfootball

    "Bayern vs Arsenal.....scores people?? Unfortunately I'm feeling Arsenal to lose by a goal overall....would like them to go through though..."

  121. 19:54: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Dante was the only starting player on either side carrying a booking into the game. I imagine Pep Guardiola's last words to him before kick-off were 'don't pick up a silly booking'...


    Infostrada Sports: Since 1 Feb, Bayern have won eight official matches in a row, scoring 33 times and conceding only twice. #UCL #fcb #bayern

  123. 19:52: 
    YELLOW CARD- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Wonderful touch from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he collects a long pass forward before cutting inside Dante, the Brazilian giant then felling the Englishman with a clumsy challenge.

    Dante will now miss the next game, be that in the quarter-finals or next season's group stage...

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    "It's important tonight how Thomas Vermaelen comes in and does against Arjen Robben. He's not played a lot of games lately so it will be a big battle there and interesting to see who comes out on top."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  125. 19:50: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal scored after three minutes of the sides' meeting last season but it's Bayern who start confidently this time around, Bastian Schweinsteiger allowed the room to advance and crack in a shot from 25 yards which is straight at Lukasz Fabianksi.

  126. 19:48: 
    GOAL- Atletico Madrid 1-0 AC Milan (2-0 on agg) - Diego Costa (3 mins)

    Clarence Seedorf is left scratching his head as Atletico Madrid extend their lead straight away! Michael Essien gives the ball away cheaply, Koke guides a perfect cross to the back post and the predatory Diego Costa extends a left foot to hook in from close range. He doesn't miss from there...

  127. 19:47: 
    Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Thomas Vermaelen v Arjen Robben. Could be a crucial battle that tonight, as Vermaelen fills in at full-back. His first sight of Robben sees the Dutchman beat him easily. Do not let him shoot with his left foot Thomas...

  128. 19:46: 
    KICK-OFF- Atletico Madrid 0-0 AC Milan

    And we are under way in the Calderon...

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    Rich in Harrow, via text: What is possessing everyone to say Arsenal still have a chance? They have no chance. None. Bayern are champions, undefeated in the Bundesliga, 20 points ahead, they have Robben and Ribery to name only two of the many superb players. Two games ago Arsenal lost to Stoke. Good luck, but...


    Opta Joe: 10 - Arjen Robben has scored six goals and assisted another four in his last eight Champions League matches. Trickery.

  131. 19:45: 
    KICK-OFF- Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

    Beers, scarves, handshakes - and we are go in Munich...


    Opta Joe: 2 - Arsenal have won by at least two clear goals in away CL knockout games on only two occasions (Milan 2008, Bayern Munich 2013). Rare.

  133. 19:42: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on ITV:

    "Defensively we have to go forward and exploit. We saw in the first part of the last game, we can create dangerous situations, We have to find the right balance.

    "We need to score goals. Both teams have chosen a offensive formula. Sometimes it makes for a cracking game or nothing at all. Let's hope it will be a cracking game.

    "It is possible. We can do something special. Only way to do it is to have total belief."

  134. 19:42: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Here they come, down the massive tunnel at the Allianz Arena. Arsenal in yellow and blue tonight, Lukas Podolski all smiles as he embraces a former team-mate or two.

    Can they do this? Will they do this?

    We're about to find out.

  135. 19:40: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Gunners can exploit Bayern defensively.

    'Let's hope it's a cracking game' he says. You've spent too long in England Arsene old boy...

    Pat Nevin, BBC Radio 5 liveBayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    "Look at Arsenal away from home against the big sides this season, dare we say the unspoken word? This could be a hammering."

    (Arsenal lost 5-1 at Liverpool in February and lost 6-3 at Manchester City in December)

  137. 19:36: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Aaron Ramsey has been a huge loss for the Gunners since he picked up his injury on Boxing Day. Can Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, excellent against Everton at the weekend, step up tonight?

    We are 10 minutes away from kick-off...


    Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey: We won there a year ago, got to believe we can do it again. Come on lads! #AFC

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)
    Bayern The view from John Hartson's seat

    "If Mesut Ozil had scored that penalty in the first leg it could have really changed his season. I have missed penalties in big games and it does affect you.

    "He set himself such high standards when he first arrived, he was absolutely brilliant for the first two months and those standards dropped ever so slightly and the fans get on his back."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  140. 19:30: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Fifteen minutes to go then. The mystery of that six-man Arsenal bench could be down to the fact that Ryo Miyaichi flew out to Munich but isn't eligible to play.

    There are reports that the Arsenal management didn't realise that he was unavailable until they arrived in Germany...

    BBC Radio 5 livePardew latest

    Hull City and former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper, on the seven match ban handed to Alan Pardew, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "It could have been worse. I think it's about right and I think the swift action by Newcastle has certainly helped him.

    "The unprecedented nature means there is no standard punishment but I think when he is driving home tonight Alan will be quite grateful it was only seven matches, it will only really hit home at three o'clock on Saturday when he can't do his usual job."

    League Two Preview

    League leaders Chesterfield visit AFC Wimbledon this evening while second-placed Scunthorpe and third-placed Rochdale meet Southend and Torquay respectively.

    Burton Albion will look to keep the pressure on the top three away at Portsmouth while Fleetwood face a trip to Bury. Oxford United still harbour hopes of gaining automatic promotion but will view their match at home to Cheltenham as a must-win if they're to stay in contention.

    At the bottom of the table, Northampton, who are six points from safety, are charged with the task of dragging opponents Exeter back into trouble. A win for the Cobblers would also leave Accrington looking over their shoulders if they fail to pick up a result at home to Hartlepool.

  143. 19:25: 
    Battle of the backsides

    Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage are approaching the halfway point of their marathon race to be the first to sit on 45,000 seats at Wembley Stadium for Sport Relief.

    Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer

    At the end of day two big Al leads the way on 18,331 seats - a lead of just five. But Robbie is not happy, he has called Shearer up on some questionable figures...

    BBC Radio 5 live is the place shortly for the latest on the battle of the backsides.

  144. 19:21: 
    The Savage view- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)


    That was Robbie Savage's buzzword when he was asked how Arsenal can beat Bayern tonight.

    "If they are going to do it, they have to repeat the start they made to the first leg," he said.

    "The Gunners got in amongst Bayern, hassled them in their own half and did not let them settle on the ball. They created a series of early chances but that excellent start was wasted by Mesut Ozil's missed penalty.

    "Tuesday will be more about the tempo Arsenal have to set than Wenger's team selection.

    "I want to see an energetic performance from them, even if I cannot see them turning the tie around."

  145. 19:18: 

    Bayern over-rated eh Craig?...

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    Steve from High Wycombe: I believe Arsenal can do it tonight. I'm at work but will be taking an extra long break to watch a 2-0 Arsenal win followed by penalty success for a The Gunners. BELIEVE!

    Craig in London, via text: Why so much negativity about Arsenal's chances? Bayern are over-rated, any half-decent side could tear up the Bundesliga. BELIEVE!!

    John in Belfast, via text: Is it worth mentioning the last time Arsenal played a decent team away from the Emirates they got tanked 5-1 at Anfield? And Bayern are a better team than Liverpool. And I'm a Liverpool fan...

  147. 19:17: 
    Domestic matters
    Alan Pardew

    Two big football stories for you to catch up on before we get all Eurofied:

    Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has been handed a seven-game ban for his headbutt on Hull's David Meyler, a Premier League record for a manager.

    And Charlton have sacked manager Chris Powell with the club bottom of the Championship and have replaced him with ex-Standard Liege boss Jose Riga.

    You know, Jose Riga? Ex-RAEC Mons boss? No?

    Me neither.

    Both topics are currently under discussion on BBC Radio 5 live.

  148. 19:15: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)
    Bayern press

    As the ladies and gentlemen of the press prepare for the big game in Munich, just take another look at that Arsenal bench tonight.

    They've not filled it for a start, with only six of the permitted seven replacements being named. No Nicklas Bendtner whatsoever, with the nearest thing to a striker on the bench Serge Gnabry.

    Where are the goals coming from?

  149. 19:12: 
    What the managers say- Atletico Madrid v AC Milan (19:45 GMT)

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone: "The result of the away leg means Milan need to look for a goal. Intensity in midfield will be the key. If we are not well-protected in midfield, we will have an open match and it will be better for them.

    "They are a very attacking team and we must take care with their quick players. If we can't control this, we will suffer.

    Milan coach Clarence Seedorf: "We have to score goals. We saw in the first leg what our possibilities were. The difference in the score is minimal and the tie is still very much open.

    "When you lose the first leg, it is marvellous to be able to play again in a tie of such importance on the European stage. We can write history once more."

    League One Preview

    Table toppers Wolves travel to play-off chasers Swindon this evening as they look to extend their two-point lead. Second-placed Leyton Orient visit Port Vale on the back of a five match unbeaten run while third-placed Brentford host relegation candidates Tranmere.

    Preston are away at strugglers Stevenage - and former North End boss Graham Westley - aiming to keep themselves firmly in the chase for automatic promotion and Rotherham face a trip to Oldham who they beat 3-2 in the reverse fixture back in September. Sixth-placed Peterborough, who currently hold a six-point advantage in the race for the final play-off spot, welcome Bristol City to London Road.

    At the other end of the table, Shrewsbury meet Crawley Town knowing that a win will move them within four points of their opponents, albeit having played four games more. Bottom side Notts County are at home to MK Dons and Crewe travel to Walsall.

    John Hartson, BBC Radio 5 live in MunichBayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    "Bayern are formidable, they are unbeatable in their last 49 league games. Arsenal will have to be adventurous offensively because they are trailing 2-0. At some stage they will have to force the game and take the game to Bayern Munich and that could be dangerous."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on tonight's game on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

    LINE-UPS- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Javi Martinez, Dante, Alaba, Robben, Schweinsteiger, Thiago, Ribery, Gotze, Mandzukic. Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Pizarro, Boateng, Muller, Kroos.

    Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Cazorla, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Ozil, Giroud. Subs: Viviano, Rosicky, Flamini, Jenkinson, Gnabry, Hayden.

    Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

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    Wale Ibraheem: Football has its miracles. If Liverpool can come back against Milan; Wigan humble City at home. Arsenal still have a chance.

    Stuart Mitchell: Bayern to win 4-0 and finally show the world that English league is trailing in quality, has been for a few years.

    Pasa Mustafa: People doubting Arsenal can pull off this result, all we need to do is get the same result at last year. No problem, right?

  154. 19:06: 
    Championship update- Leeds v Reading (20:15 GMT)

    The Championship match between Leeds and Reading at Elland Road has been delayed by 30 minutes because of traffic congestion on the M62 and will now start at 20:15 GMT.

    Leeds boss Brian McDermott will be keen on getting a victory against the club that sacked him in March 2013, less than a year after guiding Reading into the Premier League.

    The Elland Road fans will not be knowing what to expect tonight after their last two home games ended in a 5-1 win, followed by a 5-1 defeat. Goals, goals, goals...

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    Cameron Allo: If we keep a clean sheet tonight it could spur us on to a run like last year.

    Kuntal Majumdar: This is the worst Arsenal bench ever. Forget UCL, this is not even Championship quality.

    Sahil Oberoi: Looking at the line-ups, this match will have goals galore! The Bayern front 5 (minus Mandzukic) is scary!

  156. 19:06: 
    Englische Woche

    Do Bayern have a weakness? Erm, no. Not really.

    A Bayern Munich supporter

    But two of their three defeats in the Champions League over the last two seasons have been to Premier League clubs, with Arsenal and then Manchester City exacting a degree of revenge with impressive wins at the Allianz Arena during 2013.

    And Chelsea did of course win the trophy in 2012 on Bayern's own ground.

    Can the Gunners add to that list of wins for the Premier League?

  157. 19:00: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    That's six changes from the first leg for Arsenal then. Can Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski find the goals? Will Mesut Ozil make up for that penalty miss?

    Kick-off is 45 minutes away, while radio coverage has just started on BBC Radio 5 live.

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    Chris E, via text: Just sitting in Amsterdam before watching the football. My darling wife, who is a fanatical Gooner will be at home having a glass of wine in resigned defiance that they can repeat 12 months ago! She is very much a realist though!

    Andrew in Richhill, via text: There might be hope for Arsenal tonight as Bayern Munich have previous form in being on the wrong end of a miraculous Champions League comeback. Who can forget the 2 minute spell in injury time at the Nou Camp back in 1999. "Beckham into Sheringham, and Solskjaer has win it." Glorious.

    Henry, via text: I love Arsenal, and in my dreams, of course they pull it reality Bayern are even more lethal than last season and won't put in the same lethargic home performance that they did last year... Bayern easily through.


    Opta Joe: 6 - Bayern Munich have won their last six Champions League games in the knockout stages, scoring 15 and conceding just once. Juggernaut.

  160. 18:58: 
    Team News- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Looks like Thomas Vermaelen at left-back for Arsenal, while Yaya Sanogo is replaced up front by Olivier Giroud.

    Arsenal: Fabiański, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Arteta, Özil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud

  161. 18:55: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Manager Pep Guardiola admits his Bayern Munich side were second best against Arsenal in last month's first leg - for "nine minutes" anyway.

    The Gunners started strongly at Emirates Stadium and were left rueing an early missed penalty by Mesut Ozil.

    Guardiola said: "What happened in the first nine minutes, they were the nine minutes in this season when the opponent was better against us. They remain a good club, a good team."

    How do you know when you've had a good season? When you can talk about that 'bad nine-minute spell'...

    LINE-UPS- Atletico Madrid v AC Milan (19:45 GMT)

    Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis, Turan, Gabi, Mario Suarez, Koke, Raul Garcia, Diego Costa. Subs: Aranzubia, Villa, Rodriguez, Alderweireld, Insua, Sosa, Diego.

    AC Milan: Abbiati, Abate, Rami, Bonera, Emanuelson, Essien, Poli, De Jong, Kaka, Taarabt, Balotelli. Subs: Amelia, De Sciglio, Muntari, Mexes, Robinho, Pazzini, Zaccardo.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)

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    Lennard Neubauer I just can't see Bayern Munich losing this one! Arsenal may have the will, but they are lacking the manpower everywhere on the field

    Andez: This is one of those occasions where even the phrase 'stranger things have happened' doesn't apply. Arsenal need a miracle

    Mazin Mohammed: Arsenal no doubt have the quality to score a couple, but I can't see them keeping a clean sheet at the Allianz. 2/10

  164. 18:51:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveTune in- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal

    Tonight's Bavarian classic is also live for your appreciation on BBC Radio 5 live, with full match commentary from Alan Green and John Hartson.

    Join Mark Chapman for build-up to the match from 19:00 GMT. You've got just enough time to make a brew.

  165. 18:49: 
    Championship preview

    Leicester could go eight points clear at the top of the Championship tonight if they win away at Barnsley. Second-placed Burnley do not play until tomorrow so Derby in third will move to within five points of Sean Dyche's side if they beat Bolton.

    QPR, currently fourth, travel to Brighton, while Nottingham Forest, who have lost four of their last five games, face Middlesbrough and Reading, in the final play-off place, are away at Leeds.

    Elsewhere, Millwall boss Ian Holloway returns to former club Blackpool, and a slip-up from the London club could enable Yeovil to move out of the bottom three, if they defeat Ipswich. Doncaster have not lost at home in the Championship in 2014 and will be hoping to extend that run against Watford.

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    Jonny, Arsenal fan in Leamington, via text: Wenger is right to be positive, should he have written off our chances before we even played? You have to believe. Football is a funny old game after all!

    Dan, via text: I had a dream last night that Arsenal won 4-2 with Fabianski scoring the winner. I'll be disappointed if it doesn't happen!

  167. 18:48: 
    Kroosing to England?- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    It's pretty hard to stand out in the Bayern Munich midfield these days - in fact it's pretty hard to even get a game, as tonight proves - but Toni Kroos was absolutely mesmeric in the 2-0 win in north London.

    He attempted 127 passes in the Arsenal half alone - and he completed 96.1% of them.

    The big talking point in Germany is not his passing rate though, but his hourly rate. Kroos is out of contract at the end of next season and he has been heavily linked with Manchester United.

    "No decision has been made," said the 24-year-old. "It is no secret the Premier League is a possibility."

    Oooh Toni you big tease...

  168. 18:47: 
    Team News- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery return to the Bayern Munich starting XI, as Toni Kroos sits out.

    Bayern XI: Neuer; Dante, Thiago, Ribery, Martínez, Mandzukic, Robben, Gotze, Lahm, Alaba, Schweinsteiger

  169. 18:44: 
    BREAKING NEWS- Match delayed

    Leeds' Championship clash with Reading - the Brian McDermott derby if you will - has been put back to 20:15 GMT due to traffic congestion.

  170. 18:44: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    No side has ever retained the Champions League crown but, unbeaten in the Bundesliga for 49 matches, Bayern Munich will fancy their chances of making history in Lisbon in May.

    Pep Guardiola's men have not lost for 49 matches in the league and are 20 points clear this season. They have also scored in each of their last 61 Bundesliga matches. Worried Arsenal fans? You should be.

    Arsenal though were the last team to stop Bayern scoring in any competition - 54 matches ago - when they won 2-0 at the Allianz Arena in last season's Champions League last 16. They still went out on away goals.

  171. 18:41: 
    Tonight's other big game- Atletico Madrid v AC Milan (19:45 GMT)

    Last month's 1-0 win at AC Milan was another highlight in Atletico Madrid's impressive campaign and, having won 15 of their last 16 home matches in Europe, Diego Simeone's side will be confident of progression to the quarter-finals.

    Tenth in Serie A, Clarence Seedorf's Milan have lost their last two matches but at least Mario Balotelli returned from a shoulder problem in the 1-0 defeat against Udinese at the weekend and he starts tonight.

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    Duaine from Middlesex, via text: My team of the Champions League knockout round so far: Neuer, Alves Manolas Godin Azpilicuelta, Bale Kroos Fabregas Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic Lewandowski - Tells its own story. The real top quality isn't here in England ... It's in either Spain, Germany, or Paris! Definitely cannot see a Gunners comeback against the might of Munich tonight.

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    Bayern passed Arsenal into the ground in the first leg three weeks ago, and if the Gunners are going to make it through this evening they will have to summon one of the great European performances from the depths.

    Arsene was confident when facing the cameras yesterday, but how are you lot out there feeling?

    No chance? A puncher's chance? More chance of Arsenal winning the Gold Cup than the Champions League?

    Let us know your pre-match feelings. I want a confidence score out of 10 - are Arsenal going through tonight?

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  174. 18:37: 
    Team News- Atletico Madrid v AC Milan (19:45 GMT)

    Mario Balotelli, Kaka and Adel Taarabt all start for AC Milan. Not enough flair players, that's their problem....

  175. 18:36: 
    Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)

    Arsenal need to score at least twice tonight then, an unlikely feat but one they did manage just 12 months ago.

    In last season's round of 16, Bayern took the upper hand with a 3-1 first-leg win in London thanks to goals from Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic, with Lukas Podolski pulling one back against his former side.

    At the Allianz, Arsenal came close to wiping out that home defeat as Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny scored, but the Gunners eventually bowed out on away goals.

    What price a repeat display tonight?

  176. 18:33: 
    The history books- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)
    Jari Litmanen

    A trawl through the annals of Champions League history show that teams have recovered from a first-leg deficit to go through on 30 occasions, including Barcelona and Malaga in last season's round of 16.

    But only twice - a Jari Litmanen inspired Ajax's win over Panathinaikos in the 1995-96 semi-finals and Inter's win against Bayern in the 2010-11 round of 16 - has a side progressed after a home first-leg loss.

    Whichever way you look at it, it's a massive ask for Arsenal to make it through tonight...

  177. 18:30: 
    Unbelievable belief- Bayern Munich v Arsenal (19:45 GMT)
    Thomas Muller

    "We know we can do it, because we have already done it.

    "My team has quality and ambition. History is important in our belief."

    Stirring words yesterday from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as his side aim to become only the third team in history to overturn a home first-leg defeat and progress to the last eight of the Champions League.

    In their way stand holders Bayern Munich - 20 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, seemingly unstoppable at home or away and holders of a two-goal headstart.

    Two away goals as well. How's that belief holding up Arsene?

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