Trossard saves Arsenal in Bayern draw as Man City, Madrid share spoils in six-goal epic

In Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg, Arsenal managed to secure a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich. Former Tottenham striker Harry Kane had put Bayern 2-1 ahead with a first-half penalty, but Leandro Trossard’s late goal after coming off the bench leveled the score. This result halted Kane’s triumphant return to north London, where he had previously scored 14 goals against Arsenal. The match took place amid increased security at Champions League games due to reported threats.

However, both the ties at the Emirates Stadium and in Madrid, where Real Madrid drew with Manchester City, proceeded as planned. Arsenal had taken an early lead through Bukayo Saka, but former Gunners winger Serge Gnabry quickly equalized for Bayern. Trossard’s dramatic intervention in the closing stages now leaves the tie delicately poised ahead of the second leg in Munich on April 17. This is Arsenal’s first time in the Champions League quarter-finals since 2010.

In the other quarter-final match, Real Madrid and Manchester City played out a dramatic 3-3 draw. Madrid initially fell behind with Bernardo Silva’s low free-kick goal, but they swiftly fought back with an own goal from Ruben Dias and a goal from Rodrygo Goes. However, Manchester City responded with a quick-fire double in the second half, before Madrid’s Fede Valverde sealed the 3-3 draw with a scorching volley. Both teams expressed their desire for a positive result in the first game and emphasized the need to win in the next leg.

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