Arsenal Holds Bayern to 2-2 Draw in Champions League Clash

Leandro Trossard's goal in the second half secured a 2-2 draw for Arsenal against Bayern Munich in the initial leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday, following another goal by Harry Kane against his former adversary.
Arsenal Holds Bayern to 2-2 Draw in Champions League Clash | UEFA Champions League

The match proceeded as planned despite reported threats from the Islamic State targeting this week’s Champions League fixtures.

The home team seized the lead in the 12th minute courtesy of Bukayo Saka and controlled the game’s initial phases until ex-Arsenal player Serge Gnabry equalized in the 18th minute, capitalizing on a defensive error by Gabriel.

In the 25th minute, Kane converted a penalty to give Bayern the lead. However, Arsenal’s substitutes orchestrated the equalizer, with Gabriel Jesus setting up Trossard in the box.

In the 76th minute, Trossard calmly slotted a low shot past the goalkeeper, ensuring Bayern didn’t leave the Emirates Stadium with a significant victory, despite Kane’s earlier penalty putting the German side in the lead during the first half.

Kingsley Coman came agonizingly close to securing a last-minute victory for Bayern Munich in the 90th minute, but his close-range flick struck the post. Meanwhile, Bukayo Saka saw his penalty appeal dismissed in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

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