Poor #AlexisSanchez. He battled hard but in the end he was overwhelmed by mighty #Bayern 5-1 at the #AllianceArena thanks to goals by #Robben (watch this goal – gorgeous) #Thiago #Lewandowski and #Muller, making the return leg of their #ChampionsLeague in London all but irrelevant. This is the 7th time in a row that #Arsenal have been knocked out in the round of 16. To be clear, it was Alexis Sanchez against Bayern today – the rest of this Arsenal side is just a waste of space and gear – they don’t have the ability or the mental strength to compete at this level. It’s a crying shame to watch everyone crumble in a 10-minute flurry of goals that has ended this tie in this 1st leg itself. The #WengerOut brigade is getting louder and bigger by the game.
#Barcelona suffered similar plight at the hands of a rampant #PSG as they destroyed them 4-0 in Paris yesterday, making a comeback in Barcelona in the return leg incredible unlikely and nothing short of miraculous. Based on what was on show yesterday, that is not going to happen, even if they do win the game. Paris looked deadly on the break but classy in possession as well. They won’t crumble in Catalunya – not like this.
#Real came from behind in #Madrid to beat #Napoli 3-1 and put one foot into the next round. Napoli were impressive. They took the lead thanks to a stunning first-time strike from #Insigne and it needed a #Benzema equalizer followed by lovely strikes from #Kroos and #Casemiro to take the upper hand in this tie.
In the other game from yesterday, a struggling #Dortmund fell 1-0 at #Benfica with #Aubameyang missing a penalty that could have given them the advantage going into the return leg in Dortmund. #Tuchel will be telling his boys they can turn this around quite easily.
But really, this week is all about the #WengerOut debate – today didn’t help that one tiny bit.