Just 11 minutes into Bayern Munich’s first leg Champions League clash vs Arsenal, Arjen Robben did was he does best. The Dutchman hovered on the right side and darted towards the middle to get the ball on his lethal left foot. He then ripped a perfect shot into the upper 90 past Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina.
One of the ties in the Champions League round of 16 that is sure to capture everyone's attention is Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal.
Both teams have been able to find success this season in their respective leagues. Bayern Munich sits at the top of the Bundesliga table with a record of 15 wins, four draws and one loss. Arsenal sit in fourth place in the Premier League with a record of 15 wins, five draws and five losses.
It may be only the beginning of February, but Chelsea are already looking set to run away with the Premier League title this season.
In the span of four days, Arsenal let slip any hopes they had of overtaking Chelsea for the Premier League title, and in typical Arsenal fashion. Despite being eight points behind Chelsea before the midweek fixtures, Arsenal had a chance to put some pressure on the Blues at the top. The Gunners were taking on mid-table side Watford at the Emirates Stadium while Chelsea traveled to Anfield to face top-four contenders Liverpool.
Chelsea’s victory over Arsenal on Saturday was marked by a strange phenomena that led to the end of midfield enforcer Francis Coquelin’s career. Coquelin was employed to stop suspicious characters from running straight through the Arsenal midfield, but he failed after suffering spontaneous human combustion while tracking Eden Hazard.
He exploded into hellfire. There is no adequate explanation for this bit of poltergeist, in fact, referee Martin Atkinson adjudged it to be a foul, which is a pretty terrible way to treat someone who’s just suffered self-detonation.
Snapchat knows how to keep us entertained. The popular social media platform recently paired up with Europe’s top football clubs to debut a series of lenses for fans to show their support.
The new lenses are available for fans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, PSG, Marseille, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Inter Milan, Atlético Madrid and Barcelona. Those who are fans of these clubs will only be able to use the virtual face filters at each team’s respective stadium for the rest of the season.