Arsenal's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny reacts as Bayern
Munich's Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Muller celebrate after
scoring a goal. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Bayern Munich seized control of their Champions League
last 16 tie against Arsenal as goals from Toni Kroos, Thomas
Mueller and Mario Mandzukic earned the German giants an
emphatic 3-1 first leg win at the Emirates.
A clinical strike from Kroos opened the scoring after seven
minutes and when Mueller made it 2-0 midway through the first
half the visiting fans were already in party mood.
Lukas Podolski scored against his old club as Arsenal battled
back after the break but Mandzukic bundled in a third Bayern
goal in the 77th to seal their first ever win in London.
The Bundesliga leaders, trying to make amends for their
heartbreaking penalty shootout loss to Chelsea in last year's
final, toyed with Arsenal for 45 minutes and, though given a
real scrap after that, are overwhelming favourites to reach
the last eight.