After the quarter-finals with FC Bayern in the Champions League at WFC Arsenal (0: 2), national soccer player Lina Magull mainly criticized the weak performance of the Munich team in the first half.
The team simply slept for 20 minutes, said the 28-year-old. "Too negligent from behind," continued the midfielder's analysis, Arsenal "then punished the slight mistakes coldly".
The Arsenal victory in front of 21,307 fans at London's Emirates Stadium after goals by Frida Maanum (20th minute) and Stina Blackstenius (26th) was deserved, said Magull. "Unfortunately, in the first half we definitely lost it, it hurts and unfortunately it's frustrating to be eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter-finals or semi-finals like in the last few years." Last season, the Munich team, who had never won the title in Europe's most important club competition, failed at Paris Saint-Germain - also in the quarter-finals.
The overall deserved defeat, which could have been higher, also frustrated Alexander Straus. "It's disappointing that we gave it up in 10 to 15 minutes in the first half through things we don't normally do," said the 47-year-old Bayern coach.
Midfielder Georgia Stanway (24) saw it similarly. "Individual mistakes cost us, we never really got into the game," said the England international of her return to the island. "Arsenal were the better team today, with more quality and they managed to create more chances."
The Bayern conquerors now meet VfL Wolfsburg or Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals. The quarter-final second leg between VfL and PSG will take place this Thursday in the VW Arena (6.45 p.m. / DAZN). In the first leg, the Wolfsburg women had won 1-0 in Paris. The final will take place in Eindhoven on June 3rd.