Bayern Munich qualified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 4-2 win on aggregate over Arsenal, and we won our bet on both teams to score.
After an impressive 2-0 victory away from home, the Germans played more careful in the second leg, leaving Arsenal no time on the ball. The first half didn’t produce anything of notice. Pep Guardiola’s men were in full control of the game, with Gunners defending deep and being unable to string a few passes together. Arsene Wenger was forced to make a change in the second half and bring in Tomas Rosicky, as Mesut Ozil picked up a hamstring injury that could keep him on the sidelines for three weeks. The Czech playmaker added more pace and drive to the team. Wenger’s side began to get a hold on the game, but it was Bayern who broke the deadlock.
Bastian Schweinsteiger made a good run from midfield to finish off a low cross from Frank Ribery. It was a poor goal to concede form Arsenal’s perspective, as Cazorla fell asleep and didn’t track his runner. However, Bayern’s lead didn’t last long as Podolski scored a controversial goal just two minutes later. The former Bayern’s player pushed Philipp Lahm in the buildup, but the ref didn’t spot the foul. The sudden equalizer gave Arsenal a lot of confidence, and sent some panic waves through the Bayern’s camp. The Germans lost the grip of the game for a small period, making unexpected mistakes and losing possession.
Unfortunately for the Gunners, they weren’t able to capitalize on Bayern’s wobbling and didn’t create any clear-cut chances. Late in the game, the referee awarded a laughable penalty following a Robben dive, but Thomas Muller was unable to convert it from the spot. It finished 1-1, a result that brought us a nice profit.
Result: +6,64 units, bet won