Bayern Munich stuffed Arsenal 5-1 in Germany
Arsenal gave themselves a lifeline when Alexis Sanchez cancelled out Arjen Robben's early strike before half time.
But three goals in 10 minutes – all coming after Laurent Koscienly hobbled off injured – put the game, and maybe this Champions League lazy-16 tie, beyond Arsenal's reach.
Robert Lewandowski rose high to beat Shkodran Mustafi to the ball and restore Bayern's lead moments after Koscielny's withdrawal.
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And a quick-fire double from Thiago Alcantara saw the hosts pull clear with ease.
Arsenal struggled all night and were somewhat fortunate to earn a penalty when Koscielny was upended in the box.
And even then they almost fluffed their lines as Sanchez saw his spot kick saved before bundling home on a second rebound.
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Arjen Robben scored the opener early on
Alexis Sanchez's initial penalty was saved
Lewandowski's towering header put Bayern back ahead
Bayern scored three in 10 minutes to pull away from Arsenal
The Gunners threw on Olivier Giroud in a desperate effort to reclaim a second away goal and give themselves hope in the return leg in London.
But all the action was at the other end and only two great stops from David Ospina prevented Robben and Douglas Costa making it five.
But the goalkeeper could do nothing about Thomas Muller's final blow as the Germany international drilled low with minutes remaining.
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