Bayern Munich sealed a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a 3-1 aggregate win over Arsenal. This was after the club managed a 1-1 draw in the second leg at the Allianz arena. After a goalless first half, Bayern Munich took the lead early on in the second half through Bastian Schweinsteiger, who entered into the penalty box unmarked with a trademark late run.
However, their lead did not last much longer since Lukas Podolski equalised – against his former club – minutes later. Philipp Lahm appeared to be fouled in the buildup to the goal, but there was little doubt that Arsenal deserved equaliser.
Bayern Munich had a great opportunity to win the match late on when Thomas Müller stepped up to take a penalty after Arjen Robben was brought down in the box. However, his effort was saved and the Germans could only draw the match. Their impressive first leg win, though, was enough to see the club through to the quarter-finals. Guardiola said after the encounter that he was proud of the display from his team. Even though they did not create numerous chances, they controlled the match well enough to earn the praise.
Arsene Wenger, though, felt aggrieved that his team had lost the tie in the first leg since there was little separating the two teams in the second leg.
"The players were very intelligent, the way we played. We wanted to control the game. In the first half we only had one chance but we didn't give them any chances, so we played very well in that aspect and we wanted to put a bit more pressure up front. Our goal was very good. We then conceded a goal that wasn't so good, we had a few problems for about 15 minutes but we didn't have any big problems in the game,” said Guardiola.