Finally the Champions League games are back and we are now in the round of 16. After yesterday’s games, tonight Bayern Munich hosts Arsenal for the first leg at the Allianz-Arena. It’s the fourth time they are facing each other in the last five seasons, with Bayern eliminating Arsenal in all three previous encounters in 2005, 2013 and 2014.
Comparing their previous Champions League games and the season’s display in their respective leagues, Bayern is considered as the favorite to advance again, but Champions League is a different setting altogether and at this stage everything is decided on the field in two legs. And it will continue to be so on each round until the final, getting harder as the teams progress through the various competitions and their own championships, with the players piling up the exhaustion as we gradually reach the end.
Will the Gunners surprise the Germans in their home pitch? What do you think?
For this game Bayern Munich can’t count on Jérome Boateng, who has been out with a shoulder injury since December. Frank Ribéry is also doubtful for this game. For Arsenal, Arsene Wenger can’t count on Aaron Ramsey and S. Cazorla.
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