Arsenal stunned Bayern Munich in their Women’s Champions League quarterfinal match at Emirates Stadium by coming from behind.
For the first time in ten years, Arsenal had to overcome a 1-0 first-leg deficit to advance to the semifinals. Arsenal came out firing in the first half, completely dominating Bayern.
Leah Williamson’s flip set up Frida Maanum to score one of the goals of the game, which she did after striking the ball superbly into the top corner.
With a record crowd for a women’s European match in England present, Bayern were rattled by Arsenal’s constant pressing, and they struggled to handle the pressure.
Stina Blackstenius took advantage of the opportunity to make it 2-0 with a close-range header, and defender Lotte Wubben-Moy nearly scored a third goal but her cross hit the crossbar.
To keep the score low at halftime, Bayern goalkeeper Maria Luisa Grohs made a number of impressive saves, although the visitors did offer a stronger danger in the second half.
Lina Magull, a German midfielder, came the closest when her header off Arsenal defender Rafaelle Souza and her close-range effort were both blocked.
But, Arsenal had already done enough damage in the first half to win a memorable match in Europe and are still on track to win three trophies this year.