Arsenal suffer second-biggest knockout loss in Champions League history

The Gunners meekly bowed out of the Champions League last-16 as Bayern Munich ran rampant at the Emirates

Arsenal’s 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the round of 16 tied the Gunners for the second-biggest knockout-stage loss in Champions League history.

The Gunners lost both legs of the last-16 tie by a 5-1 scoreline. The German champions essentially put the tie away in the first leg at the Allianz Arena on Feb. 15 before furthering Arsenal’s misery at the Emirates on Tuesday.

st margin of victory in the Champions League knockout phase by virtue of a 12-1 aggregate win over Sporting Lisbon in the 2009 round of 16.

12-1 – Only one Champions League tie has seen a greater margin of victory for a team than tonight – Bayern v Sporting (12-1, 2009). Chasm.

With Tuesday’s result, Arsenal join Werder Bremen (10-2 loss to Lyon in the 2005 round of 16) and Bayer Leverkusen (10-2 defeat to Barcelona in the 2012 round of 16) as teams to lose Champions League knockout ties by eight goals on aggregate.

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