It was a night to forget for Mathieu Debuchy and his Arsenal teammates as Bayern Munich recorded an emphatic 5-1 win victory over their English opponents at the Allianz Arena, but the French right-back did manage to produce one moment of magnificent defending.
Hector Bellerin, the man Debuchy was deputising for this evening, showcased his magnificent pace against Swansea City at the weekend - watch that video HERE - but his replacement proved he’s no slouch with his own last-ditch tackle against the Champions League favourites.
Arjen Robben looked certain to score after taking the ball around Petr Cech, but Debuchy came out of nowhere to deny the Dutch international at the last second.
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It helped that Robben slightly lost his footing as he rounded Cech; however, it was still undoubtedly a magnificent piece of defending from the former Newcastle United man.
Click HERE to see the distance Debuchy had to make up
Check out some of the best tweets to Debuchy’s tackle by scrolling a little further down this page.
Arsenal fans react to Debuchy’s tackle
Sadly, though, the majority of tweets from Arsenal fans regarding Debuchy this evening were critical.
Night to forget for Arsenal
The London Evening Standard rated the right-back 5/10 for his display in Munich - which was still better than the ratings handed to Per Mertesacker, Gabriel and Nacho Monreal - and that was probably a fair assessment of his performance.
However, the France international didn’t disgrace himself and gave those Arsenal fans who travelled to Munich something to remember - other than Olivier Giroud’s superb goal - on a night they’ll otherwise want to forget in a hurry.
Arsenal fans: was Mathieu Debuchy’s tackle better than Hector Bellerin’s against Swansea? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!
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