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Bayern Munich will be puffing their chests out in relief. Arsenal didn't play especially well at the Allianz Arena, but a 2-0 win for Arsene Wenger's side threatened to eliminate the German club.
Toni Kroos was amongst the worst performers on the night. Ironically, his technical absence underlined an importance to Jupp Heynckes' club. Kroos took control of the midfield in the first leg at the Emirates and scored the goal that set Bayern rolling.
His thunderbolt may have forced many to overlook the intricacies of his brilliant performance that night. Unlike many of his colleagues, Kroos isn't blessed with blistering pace. Even so, he offers a directness and craft that brings his more obviously threatening teammates into the game.
He played more key passes than anyone on the pitch in the first leg. Kroos may go under the radar at times, but I beg you to watch his positioning when Bayern progress up the field.