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Bayern Munich crush Arsenal in UEFA Champions League

  • Bayern Munich moved a step closer towards booking their place in the knockout stages by thrashing English club Arsenal 5-1 in a Group F match of the Chmapions League at the Allianz Arena here. The German record champions on Wednesday showed no mercy as Josep Guardiolas’ men established a four-goal lead within 55 minutes. Arsenal was able to score their consolation thanks to Olivier Giroud before Thomas Mueller rounded off the 5-1 win with his second goal. Arsenal failed to put up some resistance allowing the hosts to triple the lead just before the break as David Alabas solo run and curl overcame custodian Cech into the top right corner. With a four-goal lead behind, Bayern retracted and allowed Arsenal to score consolation after Giroud reduced the arrears with an acrobatic sideways scissor-kick at the 69th minute. Source: IANS