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Champions League Win in opposition to Arsenal

Kimmich heads Bayern into luck – Tuchel's staff within the semi-finals

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FC Bayern Munich wins in opposition to Arsenal and is within the semi-finals of the Champions League


FC Bayern wins in opposition to Arsenal and follows BVB into the semi-finals of the Champions League. There they meet Real Madrid. The Munich staff reveals their premier class face and earns victory by struggle and keenness. A German ultimate at Wembley is feasible.

Joshua Kimmich has stored FC Bayern Munich's final probability for the title alive – and German soccer's hope of a repeat of the legendary Wembley ultimate. One day after Borussia Dortmund's livid semi-final entry, the excellent Kimmich led the German file champions within the Champions League into their first semi-final since then together with his highly effective header within the sixty fourth minute in a 1-0 (0-0) win in opposition to Arsenal FC final premier class triumph of 2020.

After the 2-2 draw within the first leg in London, the Munich staff placed on a particularly concentrated efficiency within the thrilling second leg. Eleven years after the Königslassen ultimate between Bayern and Dortmund with Arjen Robben's 2-1 profitable purpose at London's Wembley Stadium, a brand new version on June 1st has develop into life like. Coach Thomas Tuchel nonetheless has the potential for a wonderful farewell to Munich even and not using a championship or cup.

Joshua Kimmich heads the goal of the evening

Joshua Kimmich heads the purpose of the night

Source: AP/Matthias Schrader

Tuchel described the duel with the second-place staff within the Premier League as “a gift and a privilege”. Above all, it was a excessive hurdle, and the respect from the individuals of Munich was correspondingly nice. Bayern acted very centered, labored defensively with a whole lot of dedication, with out taking too many dangers. Just don't make any errors was the watchword.

Tuchel positions himself defensively

The concept of ​​safety was already clear in Tuchel's beginning eleven. After the lack of Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman, the coach relied on the Portuguese Raphaël Guerreiro on the left offensive as a substitute of veteran Thomas Müller to decelerate the sturdy proper wing from London. The plan labored and there was little hazard from the lightning-quick Bukayo Saka.

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In distinction to the livid first leg, a excessive stage of surveillance developed within the first half, which was on the expense of the offensive energy. Bayern solely acquired actually harmful as soon as within the first half, when Noussair Mazraoui broke by and his deflected shot went simply vast of the purpose (23'). Due to the defensive orientation, winger Leroy Sané, who, in accordance with Tuchel, has to struggle on attributable to his pubic bone issues, and striker Harry Kane not often noticed motion. Jamal Musiala was additionally effectively delivered.

Cheers, hustle and bustle, semi-finals

Cheers, hustle and bustle, semi-finals

Source: dpa/Tom Weller

But the identical additionally utilized on the opposite facet. A protracted-range shot from Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard (twenty ninth) and an unplaced try on purpose by Gabriel Martinelli (thirty first) – nationwide goalkeeper Manuel Neuer didn't have way more work to do. The 38-year-old returned to purpose as regular after Sven Ulreich performed as a precaution in opposition to Cologne (2-0) on the weekend. Nevertheless, Tuchel disliked the truth that Bayern typically retreated too removed from the sidelines.

Bayern Munich convinces with will and keenness

The sport was stuffed with rigidity, and within the second half there have been lastly some top-class possibilities. Bayern have been now the extra energetic staff. After a cross from the keen Kimmich, Leon Goretzka hit the crossbar with a header, and Guerreiro's follow-up shot hit the surface submit. It was a sign for extra Munich braveness, which was rewarded after simply over an hour. After a tremendous cross, Kimmich was there together with his head and rewarded his sturdy efficiency.

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel (l.) celebrated the victory with unusual emotion

Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel (l.) celebrated the victory with uncommon emotion


Shortly afterwards, Sané may have even elevated the rating, however he put the ball over the purpose (66th). “Super Bayern, super Bayern,” was what rang by the world, which wasn’t all the time the case on this bumpy season. But this time the need, dedication and keenness have been proper. The Munich staff hardly allowed something to occur, and German worldwide Kai Havertz was additionally fully unregistered from the Gunners.