Champions League: Bayern Munich thrashes Arsenal with five-star showing

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    • Bayern Munich thumps Arsenal 5-1

    (CNN)Remember when Arsenal beat Bayern Munich and everyone thought the German team wasn't as scary as first thought?

    Yeah, about that -- looks like that thought process might have been premature, at least going on this latest performance anyway.
      Bayern, beaten 2-0 in London a fortnight ago, produced a masterclass to hit Arsenal for five and leave the Premier League club on the verge of elimination from the Champions League.
        The home side, which cruised to a 5-1 win, has now scored five goals on five different occasions this season -- and is still unbeaten both at home and in Europe.
        "We did what we set out to do," Thomas Muller, who scored twice, told reporters.
        "It was a key game because had we not won we would have to do more work in the next games. Now we are on nine points.
        "We went ahead 3-0 and we were focused. In the second half, we lost a bit of possession, but that can happen if you are ahead 3-0 or 4-0."
        Going into this contest, Bayern had won its past four home games, scoring 19 goals in the process.
        Only Augsburg had managed to stop it in the German Bundesliga where Pepe Guardiola's team has won 10 out of 11 -- the only failure was the goalless draw last weekend.
        Well, perhaps it was just saving up the goals for Arsenal because by the interval, Bayern was already three up and cruising.