In European football action, 

Arsenal were hammered 3-1 by Bayern Munich in this morning's round-of-16 first leg clash of the Champions League. 

At the Emirates Stadium, Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller put the Germans 2-goals up after 21 minutes. 

Lucas Podolski then pulled 1 back for the Gunners with a header, 9 minutes after the break. 

But Mario Mandzukic scored the visitors' 3rd goal in the 77th minute. 

The return leg at the Allianz Arena is in 3 weeks. 


Porto beat Malaga 1-0 in the other Champions League clash earlier today. 

Joao Moutinho's goal in the 56th minute sealed the win for the Portuguese side.

Over in English football action, 

And Cardiff City's lead at the top ofthe2nd division is now down to 5 points. 

That's after losing 2-0 to Brighton this morning. 

Midfielder Andrea Orlandi struck just before the interval to give the Seagulls a 1-0 half-time lead. 

Brighton's former Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak produced a string of good saves in the 1st half. 

But Leonardo Ulloa scored a deflected goal in 2nd-half added time, to seal the victory for Brighton. 

Switching to regional football action, 

Our Lions 12 came away from last night's pulsating Malaysian Super League encounter against Darul Takzim FC, with a 2-2 draw. 

In front of a soldout crowd of 30,000 at the Larkin Stadium, it was Lions XII midfielder Hariss Harun breaking the deadlock after 4 minutes. 

The home side equalised 7 minutes later, when Simone Del Nero was left unmarked in the penalty box and he scored with a header. 

But over in the 37th minute of play, the home side was silenced again when Lions XII captain Sharil Ishak took a freekick from the edge of the box. 

And centreback Baihakki Khaizan put the visitors in front with a diving header. 

2-1 to the young Singapore-based club at halftime. 

And although the team defended bravely, they finally conceded the 2nd goal of the evening when Nohsharul Idlan Talaha, scored from just outside the penalty box, 9 minutes from the end. 

So following the 2-2 draw, the Lions 12 are 2nd on the table standings and 1 point behind leaders, ATM. 

Our Lions 12 next match is away to Felda United in 2 weeks.