Champions League Bayern Munich vs Barcelona HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona knocked out of UCL with a 0-3 loss
UEFA Champions League: Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the Bayern Munich vs Barcelona clash being played at the Allianz Arena Stadium in Munich.
Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala celebrates scoring the third goal.
Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the Bayern Munich vs Barcelona clash being played at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute updates. That was all for the night. Thank you for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.
Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona
With two goals in the first half and one from young Musiala, Bayern Munich finish the match with a comfortable win with Xavi's Barcelona now in the Europa League after a night to forget at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.
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90+2' Three minutes added to the regulation time. Three minutes of UCL for Barcelona left as the side enters Europa league with Benfica and Bayern Munich progressing from this group.
89' Barcelona getting into a blunt progression of passes without development of any clinical attack as Sane and Muller continue pressing for the ball up front
87' Miss! Sane makes a run into the box, and as he is fed the ball by Tillman, he tries to flick the ball over Ter Stegen, but misses the target
86' Substitution for Barcelona! Yusuf Demir is subbed on as Gavi walks off the pitch
85' Mingueza goes down after a rather strong elbow from Sarr as Barcelona look weaker and weaker, literally and tactically
84' Chance! Musiala makes a run on the right, crosses the ball for Sane, but it was too close for Ter Stegen
81' Yellow Card! Omar Rishards clears the ball, but takes down Araujo in the process as the referee warns with a card - Bayern's first yellow card of the game
80' Two aerial balls for Barcelona into the box, but Bayern is keeping it very tight in its box. Gavi tries to make a run, but is dispossessed
77' Bayern allowing more youngsters to get on the pitch! Lewandowski is subbed off for Tillman and Niklas Sule is replaced by Nianzou
76' Bayern Munich now on the defence as Barcelona tries to find cracks in the red wall. Bayern will finish the group stage on top of the table
73' Substitution for Barcelona now! Ricard Puig replaced Frenkie De Jong and Coutinho replaces Dembele. The Brazilian had played for Bayern in Barca's 8-2 debacle
71' Double substitution for Bayern! Kingsley Coman is replaced by Bounga Sarr and Omar Richards replaces Alphonso Davies
70' Chance! Neuer catches the ball and delivers it for Sane, who sprints along the left, but his cross for Muller is intercepted by Barcelona in the last minute.
68' Barcelona completely on the back-foot with Muller, Coman and Lewandowski running into the final third.
62' GOAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!Davies cuts in from the left, passes it for Musiala, who finishes it in style
Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona
60' Substitution for Bayern Munich! Tolisso is replaced as Marc Roca gets onto the field. Roca comes from Espanyol, Barca's local rivals. Sweet revebge for the Spaniard
58' Barcelona trails possession as well as the number of passes played in the game and Bayern is pressing the Catalan side to back passes as Coman and Davies threaten from the wings
56' Most of the match being played in the midfield as Barca tries to find a way out of this. As it remains, Barca will be knocked out of UCL with a loss here
53' There is some glitch in the referee's technology as the players wait for the match to resume on a cold night in Munich, and the play resumes second later
51' Foul! Davies tries to play the ball out for a goal kick, but Depay pushes the Canadian down and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. No cards involved
50' Save! This time Lewandowski playes the ball through to Davies, whose shot is caught by Ter Stegen. Bayern continues to attack on and on and on.
47' Miss! Muller makes a run close to the Barca box, passes to Coman, who passes it for Sane to finish. But the German fails to utilise the opportunity completely
Second Half Begins!
In the other game, Benfica is leading by the same margin (2-0) against Dynamo Kiev. In Munich, the Bavarians have been running the show for most part of the game and has had two goals as result at the end of the first 45 minutes of the game.
Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona
45+1' With the first goal of the match, Thomas Muller has become the eighth player to score 50+ UEFA Champions League goals, and the first German to do so. Bayern continues to attack, while Tolisso's error pulls Barca into the box, but danger is eventually averted
43' GOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Coman passes the ball to Sane, who takes a long-ranger stunner and it doubles Bayern's lead convincingly
Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona
41' Bayern tries to build another attack with Davies and Coman on both wings. Muller receives the cross, but is ruled off-side
39' Bayern playing in back passes to draw the Barcelona attack up front, while Barcelona hold on to a tight line of hope. Only a win and nothing else may allow it to go through
37' Save! Coman makes a run on the left now, passes it for Muller, who takes another shot, which is saved by Ter Stegen
34' GOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Lewandowski assists as Muller hits and the goal line clearance by Barcelona's Araujo goes in vain. It was already in!
Bayern Munich 1-0 Barcelona
33' Save! Bayern goes on the attack with Coman making a run on the right, crosses for Musiala, who connects perfectly, but Ter Stegen catches it easily
30' Substitution for Barcelona! Oscar Mingueza is subebd on for Jordi Alba as the Spaniard walks off the field with an injury
28' Chance! Muller gets free on the right, makes a run and crosses it for Lewandowski, but Ter Stegen's key touch deflects the ball as Barca escapes an early Bayern goal. Alba injures himself while clearing the ball on the follow up and is attended by the medical team and he is forced out with an injury
26' Pavard to Upamecano to Sane and Davies is dispossessed shortly after he gets the ball. Araujo wins the duel and wins a throw
24' Depay and Upamecano collide for a header and the Dutchman is on the ground, who eventually gets up with limps. In the other game, Benfica is already a goal up and if the match remains like this till full-time, Barcelona will be out of UCL
21' Miss! Barcelona take control of the ball, with Dembele taking control of the ball, passing it to Depay, who gives it back to Dembele, but he shoots off-target
20' Dembele crosses the ball in, which is cleared out comfortably by Davies, and as Muller and Lewandowski try and build an attack, they see no one to chase the ball and get the ball back to Neuer
18' Chance! Bayern makes a run with Muller running from an off-side position, but as the game is allowed to go on, the attack fizzles out with his pass missing any receiver
16' Yellow Card! The second booking for Barcelona as Araujo brings down Alphonso Davies, who was making a run into the box
15' In the last 12 meetings, Bayern has won eight and Barcelona two. The Catalan side has never won in Munich against Bayern. In the meantime, Dembele tried to cut in from the left, but is stopped by Upamecano, who forces a corner.
The corner leads to a set piece attempt, with the ball dropping for Araujo, but he was ruled off-side
12' Coman's corner is headed away, while the attack that follows is ruled off-side.
9' Chance! Dembele makes a run on the left, goes past the Bayern defence, but his cross is missed by Dest and Bayern get back on its attack
7' Shot! Jordi alba takes a shot from outside the box and Neuer catches it comfortably. Barca has looked god, with this being the first shot of Barcelona in the game, on target
6' Araujo tries to give a through bal along the right flank but Alphonso Davies intercepts it to go out for a throw
5' Leroy Sane takes the free-kick which is blocked by the wall, but Busquets is down and might need medical attention and he is helped out of the field. This might be a big blow for Barca, but fortunately, he gets back on his feet.
3' Yellow Card! A mistake by Ter Stegen gives the ball to Lewandowski, who is tackled down by Busquets who, gets into the book early on in the game
2' Barcelona on the attack from the beginning with a long throw, which is deflected out. Bayern has every Barca player marked close to the box for now
1:30 am: Kick off! Bayern Munich, in its signature maroon, starts from right to left with Barcelona, in yellow, starting from the other end.
1:27 am: The players walk out of the tunnel and the stage is set for an exciting contest for a Barcelona that needs the win desperately against a Bayern Munich, which stops at nothing for goals
1:15 am: In the other matches that took place, Chelsea was held to a 3-3 draw by Zenit St. Petersburg, while Manchester United gears up for its first Champions League match under Ralf Rangnick.
Juventus , with Chelsea's draw and a Kean winner in the 18th minute, went on top of Group H with 15 points.
1:00 am: 30 Minutes to Kick Off!
The players have arrived in the stadium and are warming up on the field. Xavi has decided to go with a 4-3-3 formation while Bayern will go with its 4-2-3-1 formation, led by Robert Lewandowski in the front.
12:45 am: While Xavi starts his first Bayern vs Barca fixture, he must know that the last three clashes between the teams have had three different managers for the Catalan side.
12:30 am: In the last five meeting between the two sides, Barcelona has one just once, and that came seven years ago in May 2015.
12:20 am: Confirmed Line-ups:
Bayern Munich Starting XI: Neuer, Sule, Upamecano, Pavard, Davies, Tolisso, Musiala, Sane, Coman, Muller, Lewandowski
Barcelona XI: Ter-Stegen (GK), Jordi Alba, Sergio Dest, Araujo, Gerard Pique, Dembele, Lenglet, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong, Memphis Depay, Gavi
Barcelona faces the threat of not qualifying for the Champions League knockouts for the first time since the 2000-01 season when it faces the already-qualified Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Thursday.
Barcelona is second in the Group E table with seven points while Bayern tops the group with 15 points. Benfica is on five points while Dynamo Kyiv is out of contention with just one point after five matches.
Group E: UEFA Champions League points table
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has said that he will be without players, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Joshua Kimmich, Michael Cuisance and Marcel Sabitzer.
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How can Barcelona qualify?
It is an exciting night in Group E football with Barcelona and Benfica battling for the qualification spot. Following are the scenarios regarding Barcelona's qualification chances.
- If Barcelona defeats Bayern, it will reach 10 points in six games. In this case, it does not need to depend on Dynamo Kyiv beating Benfica for qualification.
- If Barcelona loses to Bayern but Benfica also loses to Dynamo Kyiv, Barcelona will qualify.
- If Barca loses to Bayern and Benfica wins against Dynamo Kyiv, then Benfica will qualify.
- If Barcelona draws its match and Benfica wins, then both teams will be eight points but Benfica will qualify based on head-to-head.
- If Barcelona draws and Benfica loses, then the Catalan club will be through to the Round of 16.
Where can you watch?
|UEFA Champions League matches will be telecast on the Sony network and can be streamed live on the OTT Platform Sony Liv.|