Champions League: Bayern beat 10-man Arsenal; Atletico pip Milan

Second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller gave holder Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory over 10-man Arsenal and firm command of their last 16 Champions League tie on Wednesday.

Kroos scored in the 54th minute, curling the ball past Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who came on after Wojciech Szczesny was sent off for fouling Arjen Robben. An unmarked Mueller scored with a powerful header from close range in the 88th.

 Champions League: Bayern beat 10-man Arsenal; Atletico pip Milan

Kroos scored in the 54th minute, curling the ball past Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. AP

Both teams missed penalties in the first half, with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil shooting straight at Manuel Neuer and Bayern midfielder David Alaba clipping a post.

Szczesny was sent off in the 37th minute for following through on Robben. Arsenal hopes it can repeat last year's winning performance at Bayern in the second leg on March 11.

AC Milan 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid struggled throughout but managed to win 1-0 at AC Milan thanks to a late Diego Costa header.

Diego Costa headed in Gabi's cross seven minutes from time to secure victory ahead of the return match in Madrid in a fortnight's time.

Milan had dominated the match with its best performance of the season, hitting the woodwork three times in an entertaining first half hour.

Spain's joint league leader was the overwhelming favorite but Milan was the superior side and had the better chances in Clarence Seedorf's first Champions League match as a manager.

The Dutchman is the only player to have won the competition with three different clubs.

AP

Updated Date: Feb 20, 2014 09:19:04 IST