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European media reaction

Sun: Brilliant Bayern hand out a lesson

Bayern enhanced an already powerful reputation on the European footballing stage with a show of impressive force away to Arsenal. “Bayern demonstrate their strength,” proclaimed Spanish sports daily Marca, “Bayern crack the whip.” AS witnessed a “storm by the name of Bayern” raging over north London. Arsenal were naturally the focus for the headline writers in England, but there was admiration for FCB too: “Brilliant Bayern handed the Gunners a Champions League lesson,” said The Sun.

International press reaction:


Marca: “Bayern crack the whip. Die Bayern demonstrate their strength. Arsenal are practically out of the competition.”
AS: “A storm by the name of Bayern raged over London yesterday. Kroos, Müller and Mandzukic sealed the Germans’ success. Only a miracle at the Allianz Arena can save Arsenal now.”


Daily Mail: “Arsenal’s last chance of a trophy slipped away after a brutal mauling by Bayern Munich on their home turf. Arsenal will need one of the greatest comebacks in the history not just of the club, but of the European game, to progress. This will in all likelihood be their last home Champions League match of the season.”
The Sun: “Brilliant Bayern handed the Gunners a Champions League lesson. The only hope for the return is a minor footballing miracle.”
The Guardian: “Compact and unbelievably focused, Bayern needed only seven minutes to reduce Arsène Wenger’s tactics to rubble. Arsenal need a miracle in the return if they are to make the quarter-finals.”
The Independent: “Brutal Bayern expose class divide now confronting poor Arsenal.”