Previous
Bristol Rovers
West Bromwich Albion
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
AFC Bournemouth
Cardiff City
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Watford
Sevilla FC
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Bolton Wanderers
Chievo Verona
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
12:30 AM UTC Aug 1, 2015
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich
6:30 PM UTC Aug 1, 2015
Game Details
Next

Juventus facing injury crisis

Juventus
Read

Where is Angel Di Maria?

The Toe Poke
Read

India could have one league in three years

India
Read

Stuttgart hopeful Rudiger will stay

Stuttgart
Read

Arsenal loan Toral to Birmingham

Arsenal
Read

Wenger praises Bayern Munich's quality

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised opponents Bayern Munich for the quality of their performance in taking a 3-1 Champions League lead at the Emirates.

• Mangan: Bayern too good
• Wilshere: Don't blame Wenger

The runaway Bundesliga leaders dominated the game after going in front in the seventh minute, and the under-fire Arsenal boss said that early breakthrough had been pivotal.

"The first shot on goal they scored, and after that I felt we were a bit nervous defensively and we played against a team with a lot of class as well,'' he told Sky Sports News.

"In the first half, they played much better than us. In the second half, we came back with better spirit, better domination [and got] back to 2-1 and it looked more like it would finish 2-2.

"But again we were caught on one of their counter-attacks by a team who has quality and initiative. Congratulations to Bayern."

Wenger said he had not given up hope that the north Londoners could salvage a quarter-final place, but acknowledge how tough a task that would be.

"Let's not hide the truth - it will be very difficult, but we will try to make the impossible possible,'' he said.

"We have to go over there and play completely like we play at home and try to change the score. The third goal makes it very difficult, but we have to try."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.