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‘Bayern sent a message across Europe’

Bayern’s 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal has sent a shockwave around footballing Europe. “Bayern Munich played as if they were on a different planet,” declared London-based The Telegraph. The French and Spanish press were equally impressed. fcbayern.de reviews the international media reaction to Wednesday’s match.

International media reaction

ENGLAND

The Guardian
“From the moment that Robert Lewandowski exploited the first flash of slackness in the Arsenal back line to score his 18th goal of the club season, Bayern Munich scented blood. The manner in which they went for the kill sent a message across Europe and left Arsenal nursing wounds that may prove terminal to their Champions League campaign.”

Daily Mail
“Mullered! German champions show Emirates defeat was just a blip with sensational performance to thrash Arsene Wenger's side in Champions League masterclass.

The Telegraph
“Arsène Wenger's side fall to their heaviest ever loss in Europe against peerless Germans at the Allianz Arena. Arsenal played as if their minds were elsewhere. Bayern Munich played as if they were on a different planet.”

Sky Sports
“Arsenal's Champions League knockout qualification hopes hang in the balance after a dominant Bayern Munich ran out 5-1 winners at the Allianz Arena.”

SPAIN

AS
”Bayern taught Arsenal a footballing lesson. The Premier League team were willing, but were capable of nothing at any point in the match. Bayern

FRANCE

L’Équipe
“Bayern brilliantly avenged their defeat to Arsenal, but despite this huge success the Bavarians are not yet certain of their place in the last sixteen.”

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