Arsenal fans reacted with joy as their team came back from 1-0 down in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on aggregate.
Gunners fans were over the moon with their team’s performance – but they seemed somewhat torn as to who the player of the match was.
Frida Maanum and Leah Williamson were both absolutely brilliant – but who was the better of the two? Here’s what the fans thought.
Maanum is having A SEASON… Clutch goals and such bangers too….
— daYvo (@iamDAYVO) March 29, 2023
Leah Williamson I love you
— max (@MaxCamFB) March 29, 2023
Frida Maanum’s fantastic season continues 👏
— Amy. (@amara_faitho) March 29, 2023
Leah Williamson was a beast today,showed her world class abilities to play in multiple positions and fighting for the team. A joy to watch and a real leader
— Abubakar Ali (@sahsama7) March 30, 2023
Frida Maanum is special. Absolutely special ✨
— Lanre𓃵 (@simply_lanre) March 30, 2023
What a player Leah Williamson is! She makes everything like simple and casual, a fantastic player…dare I say a Rolls Royce of a player
— Koré (@Eli_Cube) March 29, 2023
All in all, it was a brilliant performance by Arsenal to defeat Bayern Munich. They burst out of the traps and immediately put the Germans under pressure – their first goal saw Williamson and Maanum combine, as the Arsenal captain flicked the ball into the Norwegian’s path for her to score a scintillating strike. It was a wonderful goal that will be seen on highlight reels for years to come.
Bayern were stunned, as the Gunners looked to capitalise further. A second goal was added by Stina Blackstenius just seven minutes later, as she nodded home from close range.
Arsenal came under pressure in the second half, as Bayern looked to claw their way back into the game – nevertheless, the Gunners’ backline remained steadfast as they secure their place in the Champions League semi-finals.