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Arsenal's Champions League Comeback Fantasy Ruined By Penalty And Red Card

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Welp, it was fun while it lasted. Despite putting together a lively first-half display, the last vestiges of what little hope Arsenal had of beating Bayern Munich by a huge margin died in this sequence of events early in the second half:


Definitely a foul, and the penalty itself probably would’ve been enough to ensure Bayern’s progression to the next round, but the red card does seem a little harsh. Arjen Robben has since scored Bayern’s second goal of the night. Oh well, it’s not like this was unexpected.

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