Against Bayern Munich, Frida Maanum scored one of the season’s most remarkable goals, and the way the Arsenal player reacted to her incredible finish was heartwarming.
In the Women’s Champions League quarter-final, the Gunners were behind 1-0 against Bayern Munich, but with the help of an enthusiastic crowd at the Emirates, Jonas Eidevall’s team mounted a thrilling comeback and secured a spot in the semi-finals with a 2-0 win.
During the game, Frida Maanum scored a breathtaking goal that drew a touching response from her teammates.
Frida Maanum’s sensational goal against Bayern Munich was a standout moment of the season, and her Arsenal teammates were quick to show their appreciation for her brilliance.
The Gunners came from behind to beat Bayern 2-0 in the Women’s Champions League quarter-final, spurred on by a passionate home crowd at the Emirates Stadium.
Watching Arsenal play was a delight, and Frida Maanum’s superb finish was a perfect example of their high-quality play.
Frida Maanum’s stunner vs Bayern Munich
Arsenal launched an attacking move in the 19th minute, which involved a series of slick one-touch passes.
Eventually, Leah Williamson received the ball just outside the penalty area and deftly back-heeled it to Frida Maanum, who struck a magnificent shot from the edge of the box.
The Norwegian player’s thunderous effort found the top left corner of the net, leaving Bayern goalkeeper Maria Grohs with no hope of saving it.
VIDEO: Frida Maanum’s goal vs Bayern Munich
WHAT A STUNNER BY FRIDA MAANUM TO LEVEL THE TIE UP FOR ARSENAL!!!
— DAZN Football (@DAZNFootball) March 29, 2023
The goal ignited a frenzy of excitement among the fans at the Emirates Stadium, and Ian Wright’s reaction to the strike was priceless.
Maanum’s reaction to wonder strike
After the match, Maanum was shown footage of her goal by Gunners shot-stopper Manuela Zinsberger and her reaction was incredibly humble.
“You want to see it [the goal]?”, Zinsberger asked Maanum.
The Norwegian nodded her head and had a beaming smile on her face as the two watched a clip of the strike on a phone.
“Unbelievable… unbelievable” Zinsberger then shouted, before urging people to watch the goal on Twitter.
“That’s a better reaction than me,” Maanum then joked.
“Yeah, we’ll work on her reaction, but as long as she’s scoring I’m fine,” responded Zinsberger.
The Austrian keeper then presented Maanum with her Player of the Match award and gave her teammate a hug.
Here’s the clip in all its glory:
VIDEO: Frida Maanum’s reaction to her wonder goal
Manu & Maanum react to THAT goal! 😂 pic.twitter.com/XBRABXAXhZ
— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) March 29, 2023
Arsenal to face Wolfsburg or PSG
Having secured their spot in the Champions League semi-finals after a decade-long wait, Arsenal will now prepare to face either Wolfsburg or PSG in the last four of the competition.
The first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Eidevall’s team and their opponents will take place in continental Europe on the weekend of April 22nd, with the return leg scheduled to be played at Emirates Stadium on May 1st.