Spanish club Atletico Madrid also progressed to the quarter-finals of this season's competition with a comfortable 4-1 win over Italian giants AC Milan on Tuesday night, winning the leg emphatically with a 5-1 aggregate.

Bayern, who is looking to become the first club to win consecutive Champions League, gave a dominant display at home despite Arsenal trying hard to repeat their last year’s heroics in Munich when they beat the Bavarians 2-0 but couldn’t move forward on the away goal rule.

However, Bayern's joy at going through was somewhat soured after Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger accused Dutch winger Arjen Robben of diving throughout the two legs.
    
"Robben dived tonight (he was told to get up by the referee when he went down early in the second-half ion the penalty area) and he dived in the first leg," said Wenger.
    
Robben, who won a penalty for Bayern in the first leg which saw the Arsenal goalkeeper sent off, was dismissive of the remarks.
    
"Great managers don't need to resort to claims like that. I don't want to have to defend myself against remarks like that," he said.
   
Guardiola, who has won the trophy twice as coach of Barcelona, looked annoyed when told about the comments.
    
“The best team won over the two legs and that is what happened,” he said.

German internation Bastian Schweinsteiger opened the scoring for the hosts, his first goal since October, before his German teammate Lukas Podolski equalised for Arsenal against his former team, just as he had done in last season's first leg match.
    
The hosts could have won the match itself right at the end but Thomas Mueller's penalty was saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

(Agencies)

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