14
Mar

English clubs turn to Europa League for safe have

By Jonathan Wilson

LONDON, ENGLAND

Champions League results may, as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said, have been a wake-up call for the Premier League. Yet, the strength of the English league was demonstrated by the passage of all three of its representatives to the quarterfinal of the Europa League.

Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle all endured some level of drama but all, in the end, survived. For those minded to care about such things, England stretched its lead over Germany in the UEFA coefficient table to 4.206 points.

Read more here.

19
Feb

Bayern cruises past Arsenal in first leg

Bayern Munich underscored its Champions League title aspirations with a comfortable 3-1 win at the Emirates, all but sealing Arsenal’s fate and earning Bayern its first ever win in London.

Toni Kroos opened the scoring in the 7th minute with what would stand up as the goal of the game. Check out Thomas Muller’s fine cross to set up Kroos, who one-times it beautifully past Wojciech Szczęsny. 

 

Muller scored one of his own in the 21st minute, making him the first ever German player with a goal and an assist in a UCL match in England. Lukas Podolski’s header briefly gave Arsenal hope in the second half, but then this happened:

 

Mark that one down as the oddest goal of the season!