Bayern Munich advances in Champions League despite loss to Arsenal
Bayern Munich barely staved off an improbable comeback Wednesday, eliminating Arsenal from the Champions League despite a 2-0 loss at home to leave England without a team in the quarterfinals for the first time in 17 years.
Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal and early lead in the third minute and Laurent Koscielny added the second in the 86th but Arsenal remained one goal away from erasing its 3-1 deficit from the first leg.
With the series level 3-3 on aggregate, Bayern advanced to the quarterfinals on the away goals rule.
Bayern is a four-time winner of the competition and was runner-up twice in the last three seasons.