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Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich – Soccer Match Report – March 29, 2023

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Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in entrance of a file crowd of 21,307 on the Emirates on Wednesday to succeed in to the semifinals of the Ladies’s Champions League.

First-half objectives from Frida Maanum and Stina Blackstenius had 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.

An early harm to captain Kim Little might have dampened Arsenal’s night, however relatively than panicking the hosts caught to their jobs, relentlessly urgent Bayern’s midfield and defence.

Regardless of the success of their press, Arsenal struggled to create clear-cut possibilities earlier than taking the lead in spectacular style 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 purpose.

With the wind of their sails and again stage on mixture, the Gunners continued to assault with abandon and after drawing a robust sliding clearance from Maria Luisa Grohs, the hosts had their second when Blackstenius headed Katie McCabe’s cross dwelling in a crowded field.

Grohs was saved on her toes all night time 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-year-old 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 once they earned a succession of corners following a block from Wubben-Moy, with Lina Magull claiming the very best likelihood for the guests with a flicked header that Rafaelle helped preserve out.

Arsenal had been nonetheless searching for a 3rd on the night time to place the tie away and had a pair of gilt-edged possibilities to so when Grohs first tipped McCabe’s low effort vast 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 purpose 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 are going to face within the semifinals, which start on April 22.

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