London, ENGLAND: Arsenal were once again humiliated by Bayern Munich in their own turf going down 5-1 in their UEFA Champions League return leg match played at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.
A 20th minute strike from Theo Walcott signified a sigh of a relief to the Gunners’ supporters who turned out in numbers expecting more from their players after weeks of turmoil following losing streaks by the club.
Things would then turn soar in the 54th minute when Arsenal’s skipper Luarent Koscienly was sent off for faulting Bayern’s talisman Robert Lewandowski in the box with the latter converting from the spot to level for the visitors.
With Arsenal down to 10-men, Bayern would not relent but rather continue their scoring spree as a double from Arturo Vidal, a goal piece from Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa ensured the score-line reflects the 5-1 thumping of the reverse fixture.
While then Gunners soaks 10 goals in two matches, Real Madrid were busy booking quarter finals slot with a 3-1 beating of hosts Napoli in Italia to complete an aggregate of 6-2 victory over the Light Blues.
The matches continue on Wednesday where Spanish side Barcelona will be aiming to avert the 4-0 first leg defeat they suffered when they host PSG while Borussia Dortmund will welcome Portuguese club Benfica FC.