Arsenal 0 Bayern Munich 2 player ratings: Who scored lower - Mesut Ozil or Wojciech Szczesny?
Man-for-man marking of how the players got on from the Champions League clash
James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics since June 2007. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties (I made the tea once), supervising workies and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Europa League, being a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He cites Brian Sears and Ledley King among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Burnley v Hull City. On a good day.
Thursday 20 February 2014
Arsenal saw Mesut Ozil miss a penalty and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny sent-off as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 first leg.
The Gunners held-out in a first half that saw Ozil win a penalty only to have his lacklustre attempt saved by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, before Szczesny was shown a straight red card for bringing down Arjen Robben when the Dutchman was through on goal
The defeat echoes the same fixture last year, as Bayern head back to Munich with a two-goal cushion much like their 3-1 win at the Emirates gave them at the same point in last season's competition.
So how did each player get on? Click through our player ratings below...
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