Despite leading 3-1 on aggregate from the first leg, the German club Bayern Munich were almost knocked out of the Champions league in the last 16 stage after going down 2-0 to Arsenal in the second leg.

After the first leg, many said that the second leg at the Allianz Arena was almost a formality. However, Bayern started to realise that they were in for a tough night after Oliver Giroud scored early in the match through a cross from Walcott. Even though Arsenal threatened the goal on several occasions after pulling one back, they were unable to get the second goal until the 86th minute.

The late goal from Laurent Koscielny gave only a few minutes for Arsenal to get the third goal, which would have sent Bayern Munich out of the competition on away goals. However, the German team held on to seal the progression to the quarter-finals. After the match, the Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes was in praise of the Premier league team, who came extremely close to achieving the impossible. He said that Arsenal fully deserved the victory, but he is just pleased that his team were able to progress. Bayern Munich's hope of winning the first Champions League title since 2001 still remains intact.

"Arsenal scored two goals, but they didn't have more clear chances than that. Arsenal were better and dominated. We couldn't manage to dominate like we are used to doing. We will learn from this match. This may stop the euphoria from the people outside the club. They thought that Bayern were unbeatable. Some teams didn't make it so far and this time it's the English teams. But we have to admit that Manchester United had bad luck and Arsenal showed they are a top team," said Heynckes, whose team could face the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.