Bayern Munich vs Arsenal Live Streaming - UEFA Champions League
Bayern Munich host Arsenal in the second leg of their Champions League tie on Wednesday, with the hosts holding a significant advantage. In the first leg, the German side defeated their English counterpart by a score of 3-1, putting Arsenal’s chances of advancing to the quarterfinals in serious doubt.
Bayern Munich are in the midst of an incredible run of form at the moment. The German side have won 11 games in a row in all competitions, and have not lost in an incredible 23 matches dating back to October. Having scored three away goals at the Emirates in the first leg, Bayern will be very confident that they can do enough to see themselves into the quarterfinals of the most prestigious club competition in world soccer. The club have a great chance to complete a German treble, as they are already 20 points clear in the Bundesliga table and in the semi-finals of DFB Pokal German Cup.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have only the Champions League to look to if the English side want a trophy this season. The Gunners are well out of reach of the Premier League, and have been knocked out of the Capital One Cup and FA Cup by Bradford City and Blackburn, respectively.
In order to complete an incredible comeback in Germany on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger’s side will need to score at least three goals, and win the match by at least two. This will be a nearly-impossible feat, as Bayern have only given up three goals one time this season, in an away match against BATE Borisov in the Champions League group stage. Making the challenge even more difficult, the German side have only lost once at home this season, and have not done so since October.
Jupp Heynckes will have a few squad issues to deal with heading into Wednesday’s crucial match, as a few of his first-teamers are out with injury. Most notably, it was revealed this week that Bayern will not have the services of star Franck Ribery, with the midfielder set to miss out due to an ankle injury. The Bundesliga leaders will also be without midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Jerome Boateng, who are both unable to play because of suspension.
Arsene Wenger will have a similar squad dilemma, as talisman Jack Wilshere looks set to miss the match as he is still recovering from an injury he sustained in the Gunner’s defeat to Tottenham earlier this month. Wenger may also be unable to call upon defender Bacary Sagna and forward Lukas Podolski for the match, as they, too, are recovering from injuries.
While the tie may seem out of reach for Arsenal, history has proven that anything can happen in the Champions League. Here are a few players to watch from both sides for the decisive match on Wednesday