BAYERN HAVE EDGE

Bayern Munich go into the second leg of the Champions League match against Arsenal with a 2-0 lead on aggregate, but manager Pep Guardiola says that the German club cannot afford to get complacent just as they did last season.

Bayern Munich went into the second leg with a similar score at the same stage last season. They were almost knocked out of the competition after Arsenal produced a stunning comeback to win 2-0 at the Allianz arena. It was only due to away goals that Bayern Munich progressed and later went on to win the competition.

Arsenal could have been much closer than the current score had Mesut Ozil scored his penalty and provided the club did not go down to 10 men after their goalkeeper was sent off in the first half. It was only after the red card that Bayern Munich started to dominate the match. Guardiola says that the second leg is unlikely to be any different because Arsenal are team that are extremely dangerous on the ball. The Premier league outfit come into the encounter after a 4-1 win over Everton during the weekend.

This helped them progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals, but they are form cannot match that of Bayern Munich, who have been imperious this campaign and have a 20 point lead in the league table.

"Winning 2-0 in London was a very good result for us, but it is also dangerous. We have a very good chance to go through, but we have to be in the situation that we really focus on the game. We have to bring our ideas across in the way we play, and know what the strengths are. The Champions League is a huge game for us, it is not like a day-to-day game in the Bundesliga,” said Guardiola.

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