Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Neuer looking for first-leg clean sheet

Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer is looking for a clean sheet in Wednesday night’s first leg to give his side an advantage back in London for the second game of the tie.

The Bundesliga champions will be considered favourites at the Allianz Arena, but the Gunners have almost always managed to find the net on their travels to Munich.

In 2015 Olivier Giroud scored in the 5-1 defeat, while the year previously Lukas Podolski equalised in a 1-1 draw.

In 2013 Giroud and Laurent Koscielny scored the goals in a 2-0 win, and Kolo Toure netted in 2005 as Arsenal went down 3-1.

It was March 2001 when Bayern last kept a clean sheet at home against an Arsene Wenger side, with Giovane Elber’s 10th minute strike giving them a 1-0 win.

“It will be a great game for fans to watch,” said Neuer. “It’s important that we take a good result to London, ideally with a clean sheet.

“We defenders always give our all to stop the opponent scoring. We have had very good results.

“We’re looking forward to the UEFA Champions League, against a top opponent, on a big stage.

“Arsenal have made good signings and have grown as a team in recent years. It will be two great games.”

Bayern’s injury worries have also eased, with doubts over Xabi Alonso dispelled, and the Spaniard is fit to start in midfield.

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Clock-End Mike

Well, he would, wouldn’t he?

Gooners

I agree with you. I downvoted you nonetheless, you pessimistic human!

Gervinho

“Neuer Looking to Hold Arsenal to Two Goals, Maybe One”

IamaGoober

Really not looking forward to this game at all. I just feel like I’m waiting for Munich to hammer the final nail into place, just to fully end our season.

Paul

We could win or draw or get walloped. My butterflies have started already…COYG!

catbiscuits

Top analysis!

shokim

I am looking forward to a win. No two ways about it.

santori

If we can snatch at least a draw if not a goal or two, we put ourselves in with a good shout for the return leg.

Granit(e) hard!

For me, they somehow look less daunting without Pep at the helms. don’t ask me why. We can do this…..COYG!

EggsOnEggs

I will be watching alone at home avoiding the internet. I just hope we really go for it.

David C

I think we need to score in this game and simply not lose it to go through. a 1-1 tie with a beautiful away goal will do fine.

Of course, a 6-0 Arsenal win would be much better, but I don’t want to be greedy. Just make sure we still have something to play for in the second game.

Yeti

6-0, with Neuer scoring an own goal.

KAUCHA Krishna

?….??

Alexander Linde

It’s all about ” who wants it more” so lets wack them with flying kicks and elbows! COYG!

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