Bayern Munich vs Arsenal LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal - LIVE!

Arsenal's Champions League hopes were snuffed out as Joshua Kimmich's bullet header was enough to take Bayern Munich into the semi-finals. After an enthralling 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium last week, this tie was finely poised but it was the hosts who progressed as Kimmich headed home in the second half to seal a 1-0 win for Bayern.

Thomas Tuchel became just the second man to lead three different clubs into the last four of the Champions League and his side are now closing in on a Wembley final on June 1. Bayern showed the sort of pedigree in the competition that comes from years of being involved in the business end of the tournament - they have now qualified for 13 semi-finals and have reached the stage nine times since Arsenal's last semi-final appearance in 2009.

Arsenal, in fact, have never won an away Champions League game from the quarter-final stages onwards and they failed to turn in the sort of performance here that would change that. Having lost 2-0 at home to Aston Villa on Sunday to dent their Premier League title hopes, their European exploits came to a shuddering halt as Bayern's nous eventually saw them advance. The win also maintained England captain Harry Kane's chances of winning silverware in his debut season in Germany, the former Tottenham striker missing out on a Bundesliga title following Bayer Leverkusen's remarkable campaign.

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22:40 , Matt Verri

For so much of this second leg, Arsenal had defended well in the cauldron of the Allianz Arena.

Then, in a flash, Bayern hit them with a goal that ended up being the difference between these two sides. Leroy Sane had been quiet most of the night, but the one time he got in, he made Arsenal pay.

His cross made it all the way to the other side and Raphael Guerreiro’s picked up the pieces.

The Gunners could not reset in time and, when the cross came in, they were ball watching as Kimmich stormed in unmarked to head home.

It was a reminder that, at this level, one momentary lapse in concentration can kill you off in a time.

Click here for our full analysis!


Arsenal ratings

22:20 , Matt Verri

Declan Rice 6

Excellent in so many big games since joining Arsenal, but he was quiet tonight. Didn't influence the game as he usually does.

Bukayo Saka 5

A quiet performance from a player who has lit up the Champions League in his debut season. Perhaps not fully fit?

Kai Havertz 5

Restored to the centre-forward position, which is where he has looked best in an Arsenal shirt. Fed off scraps tonight, though.

Read our full ratings here!

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Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

22:09 , Matt Verri

Arsenal's Champions League run comes to an end.

A tight game with Kimmich scoring the game's only goal. Fine margins at this level and Arsenal punished for one defensive lapse.

Must now refocus and try stay in the title race.

One goal was all it took...

22:01 , Matt Verri

Not the best defending you’ll ever see, but a great run and header from Kimmich.

FT: Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:54 , Matt Verri

Saka fouled right on the edge of the box!

Taken quickly, White’s effort in the box blocked. Corner.

That’s cleared... and that’s the full-time whistle! Bayern are though. Arsenal are out.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:51 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Ridiculous from Arsenal.

Everybody up for a free-kick, but they take it short to Trossard and he is then caught on the ball, giving away a foul.


Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:50 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: Rice to the back post, Saka nods it into the six-yard box... scrambled away!

Offside flag up anyway. That will kill another 30 seconds.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:49 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Arsenal are finally piling bodies forward.

Leaves them open at the back, Musiala on the break but he sends a tame effort straight at Raya.

Four minutes added on.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:47 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Odegaard pounces on a loose pass, drives into the box and Neuer makes the save at his near post.

Took a deflection, Neuer saves it... and a goal-kick is given.

Interesting decision.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:45 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Here is the kitchen sink.

Tomiyasu off, Nketiah on. Now or never for Arsenal.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:44 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Laimer reads Rice’s pass through to Odegaard, and White then earns himself a booking for clattering into Guerreiro.

More than a bit of frustration in that.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:42 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Bayern keeping the ball well, ticking away the seconds.

Arsenal unable to really build the pressure, it’s fairly comfortable for the hosts at the moment.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:39 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Jesus in behind... really poor finish!

Offside flag up anyway. Rice played him, first touch took Jesus wide and the second was a wild hack at the ball.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:39 , Matt Verri

Arsenal still very much in this. Bayern dropping deeper and deeper, inviting them on.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:37 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Good from Saka, winning his side a free-kick in a dangerous position.

Odegaard clips the ball to the back post, just too much on it though and Bayern leave it to bounce out for a goal-kick.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:36 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Musiala drifts inside past a couple of challenges, his effort is deflected away for a Bayern corner.

Jesus with the header out, Arsenal had everyone back though so no chance of a counter.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:34 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Take two. Rice to swing this one in.

But the whistle goes as the ball comes in, Arsenal too keen with their blocking efforts.

First Bayern change. Mazraoui off, Minjae on.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:33 , Matt Verri

74 mins: First Arsenal corner of the match. Saka to take.

Neuer under pressure, but barges his way through the bodies to turn it behind for another one.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:33 , Matt Verri

74 mins: First Arsenal corner of the match. Saka to take.

Neuer under pressure, but barges his way through the bodies to turn it behind for another one.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:31 , Matt Verri

72 mins: One more Bayern goal, though, and this is done.

Sane drives into the box, Gabriel blocks his effort. Kimmich plays it back across the face of goal, Saliba shanks it behind for a corner.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:29 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Bayern getting everyone back behind the ball. Not going to be easy to break them down.

Reminder that the away goals rule isn’t in place - one would be enough for Arsenal to take it to extra-time.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:26 , Matt Verri

67 mins: The Gunners have to go for it, here’s a double change.

Jorginho and Martinelli off, Trossard and Jesus on. Havertz will drop back into midfield.

Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2)

21:25 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Arsenal are really shaky now.

Cut open down the left, ball rolls into Sane’s path and he lifts an effort miles over the bar.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

21:24 , Matt Verri

A dagger for Arsenal. How do they respond now?

Plenty on the bench for Arteta to turn to.

GOAL! Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (agg 3-2) | Joshua Kimmich 63'

21:23 , Matt Verri

Bayern take the lead!

Sane drives to the byline, ball is clawed away by Raya to Guerreiro.

He puts it back in, Kimmich makes the run and powers a header into the far corner. Nobody in an Arsenal shirt moved.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:21 , Matt Verri

62 mins: It’s swung in by Kimmich... straight out of play.

Neither side has turned to their bench yet. Jesus, Trossard and Partey among those available to Arteta.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:20 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Musiala is making things happen when he gets on the ball.

Picks out Goretzka in space on the edge of the box, Saliba flies out and makes the block. Corner Bayern.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:19 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Jorginho with a lovely ball over the top, Havertz gets there but he runs out of room. Ball rolls behind for a goal-kick.

This match, and this tie, still there for either side.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:17 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Bayern break, Musiala is away from Jorginho and Odegaard.

Guerreiro’s pass is too heavy, but Gabriel then very nearly plays it straight into his own net!

Raya wasn’t where he thought he was - back pass trickles wide. Corner comes to nothing.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:15 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Great defending from Dier, does really well to stop Havertz flicking an effort at goal at the near post.

Starting to feel like this match is opening up a bit. Not sure who that suits more.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

21:14 , Matt Verri

This game is on such a knife-edge. Feels like one goal will win it.

Arteta prowling his touchline like a man possessed.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:13 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Jorginho with a good pass through to Odegaard, and he has space for once in midfield.

Sharp turn, Laimer can only drag him to the ground. Yellow card for the Bayern man, for all Kane tries to complain.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:11 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Bit of a pause in play - Tomiyasu needs to put a new contact lens in. Bayern fans not hugely sympathetic.

The left-back is up and shows great footwork to get to the byline, finds Martinelli but he is swiftly crowded out in the box.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:08 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Martinelli briefly thinks he’s in behind, but Neuer charges out 30 yards and heads the ball to safety.

Chaotic start to this half.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

21:06 , Matt Verri


Bayern inches away from taking the lead. Kimmich has too much time to ping a ball in, Goretzka makes a great run and his header bounces back off the post.

Guerreiro on the rebound.. off the post again!

Back underway!

21:04 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running again in Munich.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

20:59 , Matt Verri

Interestingly, Sane has not gone into the changing room at half-time. Instead he has stayed out to do drills.

Maybe he has to keep warm or else his pelvic issue seizes up?

Elsewhere in the Champions League...

20:54 , Matt Verri

Winner of this tie will face Man City or Real Madrid in the last-four.

As it stands, it will be Real.

They lead 4-3 on aggregate, with Rodrygo’s goal giving them a narrow lead at the Etihad.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

20:50 , Matt Verri

A good half from Arteta’s side, who have looked composed on this stage.

Jorginho excellent in midfield and Tomiyasu done well at left-back. Martinelli missed a great chance to make it 1-0.

Tie in the balance still.

HT: Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:48 , Matt Verri

Half-time and there’s still nothing to split them.

Both sides have had positive spells, Arsenal probably having just about the better of the half.

Very little in the way of clear-cut chances though. The best fell to Martinelli, and he fired straight at Neuer.


Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:46 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Long spell of Arsenal possession, but Bayern win it back and threaten to break through Sane.

Martinelli does superbly to come flying back and support Tomiyasu, Sane has to turn away and slow things down.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:43 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Arsenal on top as we move towards the end of this half. They’re starting to regularly win the ball back high up the pitch. Need to make the most of this spell.

Comes to White, 25 yards out and he slices an effort high and wide.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:41 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Arsenal win the free-kick out wide, up come the defenders.

Rice swings in a decent cross, Havertz flicks it on but a comfortable save for Neuer in the end.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:40 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Laimer robbed on the edge of his own box, as Arsenal press right up the pitch.

Havertz has it in space, tries to pick out Odegaard but it’s a pretty poor pass.

Gunners had to make more of that.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:38 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Play briefly paused as Saka goes down after taking a ball to the face.

Arteta takes the chance to call his players over for a team talk... and Bayern then try and take the throw-in with the entire Arsenal team on the touchline.

Referee puts a stop to that, much to the frustration of Bayern.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:36 , Matt Verri

34 mins: It’s Bayern’s turn to threaten again.

Kimmich with a nice pass through to Musiala, Jorginho slides in and concedes the corner.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:33 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Big chance!

Lovely Arsenal. move. Odegaard picks out Martinelli perfectly, and he guides a first-time effort right at Neuer.

Anywhere else and it was probably 1-0.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

20:33 , Matt Verri

For a man who isn't fully fit, Sane still looks so sharp. His feet are electric.

Tomiyasu has done well so far, though, to keep him quiet.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:32 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Ball over the top, Neuer flies off his line... and just gets there before Havertz.

Saka then makes a bit of a mess of it as the ball falls for him.

All irrelevant - Havertz was offside.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:30 , Matt Verri

28 mins: More like it from Arsenal, keeping the ball and calming things down again.

Jorginho slides a great pass through to White, he’s in behind but the ball towards Martinelli is cut out by Kimmich.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:28 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Another ball in from Kimmich, Goretzka is lurking at the back post and Saliba does well to flick a header away.

Arsenal struggling to get a touch all of a sudden, it’s Bayern dominating.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:26 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Arsenal hanging on a bit now, Bayern piling on the pressure.

Musiala tries his luck from distance, Raya parries it out to Kimmich.

He has plenty to aim for in the middle, but the dinked cross is cleared by Gabriel.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:25 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Inches away!

Bayern away down their left, Guerreiro charging into space. Slides in Mazraoui, his ball across the face of goal takes a deflection and Raya then tips it wide.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:23 , Matt Verri

21 mins: Good spell for Arsenal, as Martinelli finds Rice and his shot in the box is cleared.

Tomiyasu then gets in behind, cuts the ball back but De Ligt is there at the near post to clear.

Here come Arsenal again, Martinelli bundles his way through the challenges... Neuer off his line to claim.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

20:20 , Matt Verri

Kiwior and Zinchenko warming up.

Tomiyasu has been walking gingerly for a few mins after a nasty slip.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:19 , Matt Verri

17 mins: More good work from Gabriel, heads the ball to safety.

Bayern haven’t seen much of the ball, but they are carrying a serious threat when they do have it. Sane in particular, as was the case in the first leg.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:18 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Real danger for Arsenal.

Ball pinged out to the right, Tomiyasu gets caught under it and Sane is away.

Drives to the byline, looks to drill it across the face of goal but Gabriel is there to block. Corner.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:16 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Saka drifting right across the pitch to try and get on the ball, with Odegaard moving out to the wing.

Gunners look confident on the ball so far, without really creating anything.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:14 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Arsenal starting to get going in forward areas.

Saka can run at Mazraoui, skips past him on the outside and clips a cross to the back post. Too much on it though.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

20:11 , Matt Verri

Tomiyasu tucking into midfield a lot as Arsenal look to dominate there.

A steady start from him - and the Gunners,

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:10 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Plenty of possession for the Gunners, but this is their first effort on goal.

Havertz lays the ball off, Martinelli looks to find the far corner with a curling effort. Couldn’t quite get the bend.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:08 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Arsenal are looking fairly open when Bayern do run at them. Musiala into space this time, before he slips.

Bayern stay on the attack, as Kane fires wide from just outside the area.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:06 , Matt Verri

4 mins: First Bayern attack and it’s a dangerous one.

Sane drives into the box, Arsenal defenders look terrified of him.

Ball played to Kimmich, he stands up a cross and Kane scuffs an effort wide.

Bayern 0-0 Arsenal (agg 2-2)

20:04 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Arsenal with all of the possession in the opening couple of minutes. Fairly tough to see the other side of the pitch, smoke has spread across the stadium.

Tomiyasu tucking into midfield, as Zinchenko does.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

20:02 , Matt Verri

Bayern end behind the goal covered in smoke, flares going off everywhere.

Arsenal fans trying to make some noise tucked up in their tidy corner up in the gods.


20:02 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running at the Allianz Arena!

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is among those watching on.

Here we go!

19:58 , Matt Verri

Teams are out in Munich.

All sorts going on in stands behind one of the goals. Flags, flares... and a lot of noise.

Final pre-match thoughts from Arteta

19:54 , Matt Verri

The Arsenal boss has been speaking ahead of kick-off in Munich.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

19:50 , Matt Verri

Heck of lightshow going on right now for the Bayern team.

Atmosphere here should be brilliant. Huge noise already.

Arteta urges Arsenal to rise to occasion

19:47 , Matt Verri

Arsenal coming into this match off the back of a frustrating defeat to Aston Villa.

That was a huge blow to their Premier League hopes, but Mikel Arteta is demanding an immediate response from his side.

“Now the moment is to stand up and be counted,” the Arsenal boss said.

“When you win and win and win for four months it’s very simple to do it. The moment to do it is now.

“We don’t have any other solution. If you want to win championships, if you want to be there in the Champions League, when you have these moments you have to stand up. If not that means that you don’t have a quality that is very necessary. Now it’s a big test for us.”


Not long now!

19:41 , Matt Verri

Kick-off coming up in just under 20 minutes.

Huge roar for the Bayern players as they came out for warm-ups.

They had no fans in attendance at the Emirates last week - slightly different atmosphere tonight.

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

19:35 , Matt Verri

Big call from Arteta to go with Tomiyasu given his lack of minutes, but it feels like the right one.

He is arguably the best one-on-one defender in the squad and feels best placed to try stop Leroy Sane.

Tuchel: We must make most of experience

19:30 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel has urged his Bayern Munich side to make the most of their Champions League experience tonight against a young Arsenal side.

This is the Gunners’ first season back at Europe’s top table... could that prove crucial?

"We have a slight advantage when you look at our experience in this competition," Tuchel said.

"But to turn it into a real advantage, you also need a top performance. We’re ready to give it everything we’ve got.

"We’ll need everything again. We’ll need passion and the same tactical discipline as in the first leg. We really want to win this game. It’ll be extremely important that every fan comes to support and push us.

"They play a very attractive brand of football at the highest level. We did well in the first leg, but we’re only halfway through the tie. We need everything again and hope that playing at home will give us the boost we need."

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Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

19:27 , Matt Verri

Reminder of what’s on the line tonight - a semi-final clash against Man City or Real Madrid is the prize.

Arteta: Reaching last-four would be unbelievable

19:21 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta believes beating Bayern Munich and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League would have a transformative effect on Arsenal.

The Gunners are bidding to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 15 years and history is not on their side - Arsenal have never got past Bayern Munich when facing them in a knockout tie.

Arteta, however, believes his side can “write our story very differently”.

Asked if reaching the semi-finals would take Arsenal to the next level, Arteta said yesterday: “Absolutely.

“It would be unbelievable. If we make it happen tomorrow and we’re in the semi final, we’ll be in a really high emotional state with something that we haven’t achieved in 15 years and that’s the opportunity.

“There are lots of things we can do to write our story very differently tomorrow, we know that and it is going to be about putting in a very, very strong performance collectively and individually to earn the right to be in the semi-final.”

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Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

19:15 , Matt Verri

David Raya and the Arsenal goalkeepers have just come out for their warm-up.

Greeted by loud jeers and whistles - Arsenal should be braced for plenty of that tonight.

Arsenal must deliver on biggest stage

19:09 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to stand up and be counted — and what better place for them to do that than here in the Bavarian capital.

The Allianz Arena is the scene of some their most painful recent European memories, and history is not on their side tonight as they bid to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 15 years.

Arsenal have lost 5-1 on their last two visits to Bayern, their joint-heaviest away defeats in Europe, and have won only one of their six away games against the Bundesliga giants.

But this quarter-final feels far more evenly matched, especially after a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Emirates Stadium last week.

Both sides have endured difficult weekends since then, with Bayern seeing Bayer Leverkusen crowned German champions and Arsenal surrendering control of the Premier League title race to Manchester City.

Arsenal’s 2-0 home defeat by Aston Villa was their first league loss of the year and it is crucial they do not let it derail their season.

Read Simon Collings’ full preview here!

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Arsenal bring in Tomiyasu

19:04 , Matt Verri

Takehiro Tomiyasu makes his first start for Arsenal since December, while Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka are both fit as expected.

It’s Gabriel Martinelli who gets the nod on the left wing, with Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard among the substitutes.

A strong Arsenal bench again.

Bayern team news

18:59 , Matt Verri

Bayern XI: Neuer; Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui, Laimer, Goretzka, Sane, Musiala, Guerreiro, Kane

Subs: Peretz, Ulreich, Upamecano, Minjae, Choupo-Moting, Bryan, Muller, Tel, Pavlovic

Simon Collings at the Allianz Arena

18:56 , Matt Verri

Bayern, as BILD reported this morning, have gone for Mazraoui and Guerreiro down the left.

Tuchel spoke yesterday about how Arsenal attack down the right with Odegaard and Saka.

Arsenal team news

18:55 , Matt Verri

Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard, Saka, Havertz, Martinelli

Subs: Ramsdale, Hein, Kiwior, Zinchenko, Partey, Vieira, Smith Rowe, Trossard, Nelson, Nketiah, Jesus

Stand by...

18:50 , Matt Verri

The team news from Munich coming up very shortly.

Plenty of decisions for Mikel Arteta to make, with most of his squad now back to full fitness.

The Arsenal squad have arrived at the Allianz Arena.

The stage is set!

18:38 , Matt Verri

Those of you who enjoy feeling dizzy... you’re in luck.

Kane has one final shot at trophy

18:28 , Matt Verri

There is a joke doing the rounds that the most useful German word Harry Kane has mastered at Bayern Munich is ‘schadenfreude’.

Inevitably, there will be some ‘shameful joy’ at Kane’s expense if Bayern are eliminated from the Champions League by his old rivals Arsenal, leaving the England captain without a trophy in his first season in Bavaria.

When Kane left Tottenham for Bayern in a £100million deal last summer, the perennial Bundesliga champions looked among the safest bets in Europe to pick up more silverware this season.

But their run of 11 consecutive titles was ended by Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend, while they were long since dumped out of the German Cup. They even lost the German Super Cup in August on Kane’s debut.

If Bayern are beaten again tonight, should Kane’s move be considered a failure, despite his 39 goals in 38 appearances this term?

“A harsh reality in winning and losing [is that] you can do a lot of good things throughout the year and still end up on the losing side,” Kane said yesterday.

“You want to improve as a player individually every year, you want to get better, you want to show the world your capabilities and you want to push yourself to the limits. And then you hope that helps with the team.”

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History on Bayern's side

18:20 , Matt Verri

Arsenal have been beaten 5-1 on both of their last two visits to the Allianz Arena.

The did win in Munich in 2013, though even that was not enough to stop Bayern progressing on away goals.

This has been a fixture that the Bundesliga side have dominated.

Jorginho and Rice switch could be crucial

18:11 , Matt Verri

In a game in which Arsenal are going to have to be solid defensively, Miekl Arteta would be wise to have Declan Rice in front of the back four to give them as much protection as possible, writes Simon Collings.

But that does not mean Jorginho cannot play and Arteta need only cast his mind back to February to find a possible blueprint for the game.

Arsenal put in a brilliant performance to beat Liverpool 3-1 at Emirates Stadium and, that day, Rice played at the base of midfield and Jorginho was just ahead of him.

Jorginho was not quite as advanced as Rice has been when playing as a No8, and they worked well in tandem. The pair were Arsenal’s top two performers when it came to passes and touches. Rice topped the tackle charts, while Jorginho was ranked highest for interceptions.

Liverpool’s style that day was similar to the one Arsenal can expect from Bayern, with Jurgen Klopp looking to hurt the Gunners with pace out wide. Arsenal were able to shut Liverpool down thanks to Jorginho and Rice, who dovetailed perfectly.

Read more on that here!

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Rice calls for immediate Arsenal response

18:02 , Matt Verri

Declan Rice believes tonight’s Champions League decider with Bayern Munich is the perfect game for Arsenal to show their character after Sunday’s shock defeat to Aston Villa.

Arsenal were beaten 2-0 at Emirates Stadium on a day when Liverpool also lost 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace and Manchester City were handed control of the title race.

Mikel Arteta called for his players to “stand up and be counted” after their setback against Villa and Rice has demanded a response in Germany.

“It’s the perfect game for a reaction,” said Rice. “We need a reaction on Wednesday night and it is a great chance to show our character and leadership.

“We’ve been on such an amazing run since January, won so many football matches, and got ourselves back into an unbelievable position after being written off at Christmas.

“Now that reaction starts in the Champions League against Bayern, so we’ll be ready for that.

“We have to park this to the side now. It’s gone. We’ve lost but we need to bounce back, that’s for sure.

“It’s a great chance for us to get into a Champions League semi-final. Going to the Allianz Arena, it’s going to be a special night. It’s time to pull our socks up and show everyone why we’re in this position.”

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Kane eyeing Champions League glory

17:52 , Matt Verri

Harry Kane has a “burning fire” inside him to win the Champions League after suffering heartbreak in the final with Tottenham five years ago.

This tie is finely poised after the two sides drew 2-2 in London last week and Kane is determined to go all the way.

The striker, who reached the final with Spurs back in 2019 only to be defeated by Liverpool 2-0 in Madrid, said: “Whenever you reach the final of a competition and don’t quite get over the line there’s always that burning fire inside you to get back there and go that one step further.

“We have an opportunity this year with a big moment tomorrow and if we can take that step tomorrow night, then we’re only a couple of games away from trying to get to Wembley.

“It’s still in the distance at the moment, it may come around quick, but all my focus is on tomorrow. All I can do is put in my best performance, help the team’s best performance, and then step by step we can try and reach our goals.”


First-leg highlights

17:44 , Matt Verri

All to play for after last week’s first leg.

Arsenal started that match well, they finished it well... just the small problem of the bit in between.

Wenger backing Arsenal

17:37 , Matt Verri

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can take advantage of Bayern Munich‘s vulnerability at home to “glide through” into the Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern’s veil of invincibility has been pierced after they failed to win the Bundesliga, and they face an Arsenal team determined to steady the ship after a disastrous loss to Aston Villa over the weekend.

When asked to predict the game on BeIN Sports, Wenger said: “Arsenal against Bayern Munich is a 50-50 game. Bayern have recently been vulnerable at home in the Bundesliga, they lost to Dortmund in a very important game so they will not be 100 per cent confident.

“I still think Arsenal might just glide through against Bayern.”

When asked if he was making the prediction with his head or his heart, Wenger replied: “A bit of both, a combination!”

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Standard Sport prediction

17:29 , Matt Verri

Arsenal’s heads dropped after losing on the weekend and Arteta faces a huge job to raise his players’ game to the required level for this one.

With Bayern’s domestic season over, there is a sense they could finally click into gear in Europe and challenge for the trophy.

Bayern to win 2-0 (agg. 4-2)

Arsenal team news

17:23 , Matt Verri

Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are available for Arsenal.

Odegaard was forced off at the end of Sunday’s defeat to Aston Villa, while Saka has been nursing fitness troubles in recent weeks and often seen limping.

The pair, however, trained with the rest of the Arsenal squad on Tuesday morning and are expected to start against Bayern.

Mikel Arteta was forced into an early change at left-back in the first leg, with left-back Jakub Kiwior hooked at half-time for Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The Ukrainian did well, but during Sunday’s defeat to Aston Villa he showed he is liable to lapses in concentration. It is why Arteta could be tempted to start Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Arsenal predicted XI (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli


Bayern team news

17:16 , Matt Verri

Bayern Munich are expected to have fit-again goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and winger Leroy Sane in the starting lineup.

Neuer and Sane missed Bayern's 2-0 Bundesliga win over Cologne on Saturday, but both trained on Tuesday. Neuer is only just back from an adductor injury, and Bayern did not want to risk him ahead of the second leg of their quarter-final.

Sane has been suffering with pain in his pubic bone and was in discomfort after the first leg at Emirates Stadium last week, when he excelled to win a penalty that Harry Kane converted in the 2-2 draw.

His fitness is a boost for Bayern, who will be without forwards Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry on Wednesday.

Bayern will also have to cope without left-back Alphonso Davies, who is suspended after picking up a booking in the first leg.

Bayern Munich predicted XI vs Arsenal: Neuer; Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui; Laimer, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Guerreiro; Kane


How to watch Bayern vs Arsenal

17:07 , Matt Verri

TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 2. Coverage starts at 7pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: TNT Sports subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream online via the Discovery+ app or website.

Live blog: Follow all the action live tonight right here with us. Simon Collings will be at the ground providing expert analysis.

Good evening!

17:00 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Bayern Munich vs Arsenal!

This is the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie and it’s firmly in the balance after a 2-2 draw in north London last week.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST from the Allianz Arena.

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