Jupp Heynckes was delighted with his players as Bayern Munich seized control of their Champions League last-16 tie against Arsenal with goals from Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller and Mario Mandzukic earning the German giants an emphatic 3-1 first leg win at the Emirates on Tuesday (February 19).

A clinical strike from Kroos opened the scoring after seven minutes and when Mueller made it 2-0 midway through the first half the visiting fans were already in party mood.

Lukas Podolski scored against his old club as Arsenal battled back after the break but Mandzukic bundled in a third Bayern goal in the 77th to seal their first ever win in London.

The Bundesliga leaders, trying to make amends for their heartbreaking penalty shootout loss to Chelsea in last year's final, toyed with Arsenal for 45 minutes and, though given a real scrap after that, are overwhelming favourites to reach the last eight.

"We scored three goals in an away game, I think that's quite good," Heynckes told reporters at the post-match news conference.

"Arsenal allowed us quite a few things in their defence but we showed very good form. We're in astonishing form and our quality is that we can punish even the smallest mistake of our opponent, we could see that at 1-0 or even 3-1. We are very happy to have won the game and especially to score three goals."

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