Half-Time Report: Bayern Munich score twice without reply in first half

Two crucial away goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller at the Emirates Stadium give Bayern Munich the advantage at half time against Arseanl.

Bayern Munich have moved into a 2-0 lead against Arsenal at half time in the first leg of their Champions League clash.

The German side opened the scoring in only the seventh minute, with Toni Kroos drilling a half-volley past Wojciech Szczesny from the edge of the box.

Bayern players celebrate after Toni Kroos gives them a 1-0 lead over Arsenal on February 19, 2013© AP Photos

Arsenal were rocked by the early goal and were unable to create any clear opportunities to trouble the visiting defence.

Sloppy defending allowed Bayern to double their lead midway through the first half, with Thomas Muller tapping home after Szczesny had parried Daniel van Buyten's header.

Arsenal improved towards the end of the first period but their attacking intent was met with some stubborn resistance by a well organised Munich defence.

However, it was the visitors who could have had the final say before the interval when Mario Mandzukic found space in the area but the forward headed the ball agonisingly wide of the target.

Bayern's Thomas Muller scores the second against Arsenal on February 19, 2013
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