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February 15

MUNICH, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praised on his team after their 5-1 demolition of Arsenal in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday following their most dominant performance of the season.

Bayern rode roughshod over Arsenal in the second half, scoring three goals in 10 minutes to take a four-goal cushion into the return leg on March 7.

The goal flurry started shortly after Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny went off injured early in the second half as Bayern shrugged off recent lacklustre domestic performances.

Ancelotti will also be feeling more comfortable after fans had started grumbling because Bayern's attack was lacking the firepower of past seasons.

"We should score in London but it is a very, very good starting position," said Bayern captain Philipp Lahm, who will miss the return leg through suspension.

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