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Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal (Agg: 3-2)

Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich’s header knocks Gunners out of Champions League in quarter-finals

A bullet header from Joshua Kimmich saw Bayern Munich win 1-0 in their Champions League quarter-final second leg, claiming a 3-2 aggregate victory and knocking Arsenal out of the competition.

The return leg did not quite have the drama of the first at the Emirates, where the game ended in a 2-2 draw, but the Germans took advantage of a moment of lax Arsenal defending.

Kimmich powered home his effort just after the hour to see the Gunners beaten, suffering another blow to their hopes of silverware this season after a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Super Sunday.

The Arsenal job has reportedly 'taken its toll' on Mikel Arteta

“At the moment it is a really gutted dressing room. Very disappointed,” Mikel Arteta told TNT Sports after the game.

“I cannot find the right words to lift them. I wish I had. We have to go through it.

“We all wanted that so badly but you can see in many other clubs it takes them sometimes six or seven years to get to that stage. We were very close, that’s the reality.

Bayern will face Real Madrid in the semi-finals after they beat holders Manchester City on penalties in Wednesday’s other quarter-final. The tie is set to take place on April 30 or May 1 and May 7 or 8.

Player ratings

Bayern Munich: Neuer (6), Kimmich (7), De Ligt (7), Dier (7), Mazraoui (7), Laimer (7), Goretzka (7), Sane (7), Musiala (7), Guerreiro (7), Kane (6).

Subs: Kim (6), Upamecano (n/a).

Arsenal: Raya (7), White (6), Saliba (7), Gabriel (7), Tomiyasu (6), Rice (7), Jorginho (6), Odegaard (7), Saka (6), Havertz (6), Martinelli (7).

Subs: Trossard (6), Jesus (6), Nketiah (n/a),

source – Bay Munich 1 – 0 Arsenal – Match Report & Highlights (skysports.com)