Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich – Football Match Report – March 29, 2023
Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in entrance of a report crowd of 21,307 on the Emirates on Wednesday to achieve to the semifinals of the Women’s Champions League.
First-half objectives from Frida Maanum and Stina Blackstenius have been all Jonas Eidevall’s facet wanted to overturn their 1-0 deficit from the opening leg of the quarterfinals to advance 2-1 on mixture after the second leg.
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It would be the Gunners first look within the semifinals since 2013 and so they may very well be joined by one other English facet if Chelsea advance previous Lyon of their quarterfinal, which they lead 1-0 after the primary leg.
An early harm to captain Kim Little may have dampened Arsenal’s night, however fairly than panicking the hosts caught to their jobs, relentlessly urgent Bayern’s midfield and defence.
Despite the success of their press, Arsenal struggled to create clear-minimize possibilities earlier than taking the lead in spectacular trend when the ball labored its means out to Maanum outdoors the field and the Norway midfielder struck it first time along with her pinpoint shot nestling into the highest left hand facet of the objective.
With the wind of their sails and again stage on mixture, the Gunners continued to assault with abandon and after drawing a powerful sliding clearance from Maria Luisa Grohs, the hosts had their second when Blackstenius headed Katie McCabe’s cross residence in a crowded field.
Grohs was stored on her toes all evening and was known as into motion later within the first half to disclaim the hosts with a sterling double save to maintain each Blackstenius and Maanum from netting first-half braces.
The 21-yr-previous saved the Bavarians once more simply earlier than half-time when she parried a Blackstenius header away earlier than Lotte Wubben-Moy brushed the bar with a hopeful effort from vary.
Bayern discovered extra pleasure going ahead within the second half and noticed their finest flurry across the hour after they earned a succession of corners following a block from Wubben-Moy, with Lina Magull claiming the most effective probability for the guests with a flicked header that Rafaelle helped maintain out.
Arsenal have been nonetheless on the lookout for a 3rd on the evening to place the tie away and had a pair of gilt-edged possibilities to so when Grohs first tipped McCabe’s low effort large then forward of Caitlin Foord sending a shot over the bar when left alone within the space.
Even with seven minutes of stoppage time at their disposal and hopeful nook that noticed Grohs run as much as be a part of the melee within the field, Bayern could not discover a tie-saving objective in North London and exit on the final eight.
Arsenal will now await the results of Thursday’s second leg between PSG and Wolfsburg to find out who they’ll face within the semifinals, which start on April 22.