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Bayern Munich advances in Champions League despite loss to Arsenal

Photo: Kerstin Joensson/AP

Thomas Mueller's (red) Bayern Munich joined Borussia Dortmund as German clubs in the quarterfinals.

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.

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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.

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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.

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