Info

3 - 1

PSG

W D D W W
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
5 December 2017
Game week
6
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Allianz Arena (München)
Attendance
70000

Goals

1 - 0
C. Tolisso (G) 37' (assist by: J. Rodríguez)
2 - 0
2 - 1
50' K. Mbappé (G) (assist by: E. Cavani)
C. Tolisso (G) 69' (assist by: K. Coman)
3 - 1

Commentary

Minute   Description
That's all from us tonight folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
Bayern end the Champions League group stages with with a hard-fought 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena, inflicting PSG's first defeat of the season in Europe. The German side coming out on top thanks to goals from Lewandowski and two from Tolisso. Mbappe was on the scoresheet for PSG who noticeably improved after the break but were faced by a superb performance by Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich who pulled off a string of great saves.
FULL-TIME: BAYERN 3-1 PSG
90'+3 That's the full-time whistle!
90'+2 WHAT A SAVE! Mbappe denied superbly by Ulreich! The ball came over the top for Cavani, he volleyed the ball across goal to the incoming Mbappe who looked certain to score, but Ulreich made himself big and pulled off a great instinctive stop.
90'+1 Late substitution here for PSG, with Julian Draxler being replaced by Giovani Lo Celso.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time played here.
88' Can Bayern manage the two goals that they need to secure top spot? Time is certainly running out, but PSG don't look like they are going to create much themselves going forward and the game is certainly starting to wind down now and the pace has dropped quite significantly.
85' Bayern make their third and final substitution of the evening, with David Alaba heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Rafinha.
STAT: Corentin Tolisso has now been involved in three of Bayern’s last four goals in the Champions League, with an assist and his two goals tonight.
83' Bayern make their second change of the game, with James Rodríguez coming off and he has been replaced by Arturo Vidal.
82' Draxler picks up a yellow card for a late challenge, much to the delight of the German supporters.
80' Mbappe picks up the ball on the edge of the area and fires a low shot at goal but it is well blocked by Hummels and goes out for a corner. The corner isn't defended brilliantly by Bayern and cannons around the six-yard box, before it falls to Marquinhos who tries an acrobatic overhead kick but it goes high over the crossbar.
78' Neymar races through on goal after a lofted ball over the top, he isn't offside as he sprint started inside his own half of the pitch, however, Ulreich reads the danger superbly and is quickly there to meet the ball and head the ball away from danger.
76' The home supporters are certainly enjoying this game now and the performance from their side as they look to wrap up victory. Since the Bayern third goal, PSG haven't seen much of the ball and don't look as threatening as they did before, but they won't want to fall to a defeat in the last group game.
74' It is all pretty comfortable for Bayern at the moment, they are playing the ball around the pitch comfortably and aren't pushing too hard for those other two goals. However, there is still plenty of time left on the clock.
72' Thiago Silva is forced off the pitch with an injury he has been struggling with for the last 10 minutes or so. Presnel Kimpembe is his replacement.
69' That was a scintillating break from Bayern who are back to needing two goals to top the group. Lovely work from Coman who has only just moved out to the left following Ribery's substitution, his ball was perfectly into the path of Tolisso.
GOOOAAALLL! BAYERN MAKE IT 3-1! Tolisso with his second goal of the game, a superb finish by the Frenchman after Coman broke forward and waited until the time was right to play the ball straight into the path of the sprinting Tolisso who outpaced Verratti and then slotted the ball straight into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
68' The other game in Group B is currently one-nil to Anderlecht over Celtic at Celtic Park, if that game remains the same then both teams will just have one victory and three points to their name.
67' Bayern make their first substitution of the game with Franck Ribéry the man coming off and he has been replaced by Thomas Müller, with Ribery handing over the captains armband to the striker as he departs the field.
64' PSG PENALTY SHOUT! Cavani appears to have his legs taken from underneath him by Sule after the striker tried to bring down the ball and he's adamant that he should've had a penalty.
63' Lewandowski hasn't been able to have as much of an impact on the game in the second half, as PSG have improved and Bayern have struggled to be as clinical in the final third. There are plenty of options on the Bayern bench to change the course of this game.
60' CHANCE PSG! The opportunities are starting to build up for the French side now, this time the chance falling to Draxler. It was brilliant play by Neymar, he beats Kimmich once again and cuts inside but finds space limited, Draxler then receives a lay off just on the edge of the area, but the German tries to place the ball into the bottom corner and he doesn't get enough power on it, with Ulreich with another good save.
58' STAT: Neymar could set a competition record tonight by becoming the first player to score in all six group games. The Brazilian already has six goals from just five matches, this is already his second most prolific season in the UEFA Champions League, his best having yielded ten strikes across 12 fixtures in 2014/15.
55' CHANCE PSG! Mbappe breaks forward on the counter with terrific pace, after a lofted ball over the top by Neymar. He only has Cavani to pick out in the box but the striker is well marked by Hummels and struggles to pick him out, delaying his pass which ends up helping Bayern as by the time the pass comes towards Cavani, they have more defenders back and can clear the danger. PSG look the more dangerous side at the moment, as Bayern don't look as assured going forward themselves and they would need to score at least three goals now.
53' Sebastian Rudy is the fourth Bayern player to be shown a yellow card this evening, he barged into the side of Rabiot as the young Frenchman looked to break forward on the counter-attack.
50' It was a terrifc chip by Cavani straight into the path of Mbappe, he picked him out superbly.
GOOOAAALLL! PSG PULL ONE BACK! Mbappe is given far too much time and space on the edge of the six-yard box, there wasn’t a Bayern defender near him and it allowed the Frenchman to pick his spot and fire a header into the bottom corner. The striker immediately picks the ball out of the net and the French side look to get the game going straight away, they certainly don’t want to lose this game and lose their winning streak in the group stages.
49' Bayern will surely start to really step up their attacking presence to get the other two goals that they need to top of the group, meanwhile PSG will be looking to dent the German sides hopes by pulling a goal back.
46' Terrible miss by Neymar! The Brazilian did brilliantly to beat Kimmich and work space for a shot instead the penalty area, he tries to open up his body and curl it into the top right-hand corner, but he gets it all wrong and it ends up almost going out for a throw-in on the far side!
The second half is underway!
Bayern lead two-nil at the break after goals from Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso, but the hosts will want another two more here as they need to win by a four goal margin to top Group B. The German side have put plenty of pressure on this PSG defence and they have looked dangerous everytime they go forward. The visitors have had chances of their own, with Mbappe and Neymar both forcing superb saves out of Ulreich in the Bayern goal.
HALF-TIME: BAYERN 2-0 PSG
45'+1 That's the half-time whistle!
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played here.
43' Neymar fires a low shot towards goal from the edge of the box, which Ulreich manages to get a hand on and it bounces away from his goal, before Alaba gets back and makes the clearance.
41' Tolisso is also shown a yellow card by the referee for his part in the coming together.
Marquinhos shoves Tolisso to the floor and then looks to start the melee in the box, he is shown a yellow card by the referee.
40' Bayern keep the pressure coming and try to grab another before the half-time whistle. James whips another ball into the box which is half cleared and then bounces around the penalty area, before the referee awards a free-kick for a foul on the PSG keeper. There is then a coming together between Marquinhos and Tolisso, with a few players both piling in for no apparent reason.
37' It was another superb cross into the box by James, his delivery has been terrific this evening and it was inch-perfect for Tolisso who powered the header home.
GOOOAAALLL! BAYERN DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Bayern committed players forward and they made their pressure pay off as Tolisso rises highest in the area and places his header into the bottom corner of the net, a superb finish and Aerola had no chance of saving that! Two more Bayern goals and they will top the group.
36' Overall there have been seven meetings between the clubs, with the French side coming out on top with five victories, whilst Bayern have won just two.
34' CHANCE PSG! Neymar with a superb opportunity to level the scoreline here, but Ulreich makes a fantastic save to deny the Brazilian from a tight angle. Neymar drifted behind the Bayern defence, beat the offside flag as well and tried to place the ball into the corner of the net, but the Bayern keeper does brilliantly to make a diving save. The resulting corner is poor by Neymar and fails to beat the first defender.
32' The game is pretty end-to-end at the moment, with Bayern looking the much more dangerous side, they seem more clinical in the final third. Whilst, PSG are struggling to create anything in the Bayern half, with the menacing front three of Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani barely touching the ball, the latter has hardly at a touch so far this evening.
30' STAT: Bayern have scored in each of their last 63 competitive games in the Allianz Arena, their second longest home run in professional football, their club record is 77 games between 1979 and 1982.
27' Bayern are well on top at the moment and look more dangerous going forward. James whips another enticing delivery into the box, this time from a corner, and Sule leaps highest to header it but it's blocked, they get another corner but this time Tolisso gets his head to it and it goes well wide.
26' Both teams are already safely through to the next stage og the competition, however top spot is still up for grabs. PSG currently sit top but if Bayern can win by four or more goals, they will clinch top spot in Group B.
23' Neymar takes the resulting free-kick, but his effort goes high over the crossbar. However, the referee spots an infringement in the Bayern wall by a PSG man and the hosts have a free-kick and the pressure is gone.
James Rodríguez is also shown a yellow card for his protests at the card given to Kimmich, upon the award of the free-kick.
22' Joshua Kimmich gets on the wrong side of Neymar, he pulls the PSG man back just before he gets to the penalty area and the referee awards a free-kick and a first yellow card of the evening.
20' Neymar does brilliantly down the left-wing, dribbling past a couple of Bayern defenders and then almost makes his way into the box, the ball deflects off a couple of players before Neymar and Sebastian Rudy battle it out for the ball, but the Bayern midfielder does brilliantly to use his physical strength to see off the Brazilian.
18' Bayern with a free-kick in an excellent position, close to the corner flag after Marco Verratti lunges into the tackle with James, he perhaps lucky just to get away with a free-kick with that challenge. However, PSG do well to clear the ball into the area by James.
16' The atmosphere is terrific here inside of the Allianz Arena, the German supporters will be thrilled by the start that their side have made to the game, considering they were beaten 3-0 in Paris in the repeat fixture of this seasons Champions League.
13' STAT: Paris's forward line will be striving to add to their impressive goals tally in the competition. Between them, Cavani, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé have amassed 15 of the club's 24 UEFA Champions League strikes this season – that haul for those three players is more than any other club except Liverpool and Chelsea.
11' A superb start to the game by Bayern, they had been put under a bit of pressure from PSG who have started the game well, playing the ball around the pitch well and getting Neymar and Mbappe on the ball in the Bayern half. However, poor defending has allowed the hosts to take the lead here so early on.
8' GOOOAAALLL! BAYERN TAKE THE LEAD! Who else but Robert Lewandowski to put the ball into the back of the net. The entire PSG defence stood still, waiting for the offside to go up by the linesman but he was onside, with Dani Alves playing him onside from right-back who didn’t push out quick enough. Kingsley Coman flicked the ball over the PSG defence and it fell perfectly to the Polish striker, just inside the six-yard box and he simply couldn’t miss!
6' Alaba appears on the right-wing this time, he cuts inside onto his favoured left-foot and fires a low shot at goal which is comfortably saved by Alphonse Areola, who had to make sure as Robert Lewandowski was lurking dangerously close by and was ready for any rebound to fire the ball into the back of the net.
4' CHANCE PSG! First effort on target early in the game and it falls to Kylian Mbappe, he uses his terrific pace to shift the ball past Alaba and then fire a shot at goal from a tight angle, but Sven Ulreich stands up strong and makes a good save to deny the young Frenchman.
3' Bright start here by Bayern, they look confident and strong in the opening couple of minutes. Franck Ribery and David Alaba linking up superbly down the left flank with intricate passes to work their way to the edge of the PSG penalty area, but they overplay the ball and the visitors clear the danger.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out here at the Allianz Arena and kick-off is just minutes away! Stay tuned for all of the match action.
Bayern make just four changes to the team that Carlo Ancelotti sent out against Paris on matchday two. With Thomas Müller still struggling for match fitness, he drops to the bench, with Kingsley Coman and Franck Ribéry both starting. Meanwhile for PSG, Unai Emery recalls Edinson Cavani, Marco Verratti, Thiago Silva and Layvin Kurzawa after all four were left out of his starting XI against Strasbourg.
PSG SUBS: Trapp, Berchiche, Kimpembe, Meunier, Lo Celso, Pastore, Di Maria
PSG (4-3-3): Areola (GK); Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (C), Kurzawa; Verratti, Rabiot, Draxler; Mbappé, Cavani, Neymar.
BAYERN SUBS: Starke, Rafinha, Boateng, Martinez, Vidal, Müller, Friedl
BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Ulreich (GK); Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba; Rudy, Tolisso; Coman, James, Ribéry (C); Lewandowski
The team news is in, here is how the two sides will line-up this evening...
PSG thrashed Celtic 7-1 last time out in the Champions League, which is one of their biggest victories in Europe. They have clinched five wins from five and a victory against Bayern would clinch top spot in Group B. The French side have scored a phenomenal 24 goals in the Champions League this season, the most by any team at this stage.
Bayern Munich had to fight hard at Anderlecht to snatch a narrow 2-1 to keep the three-point gap against PSG. Bayern have been more efficient rather than spectacular over the last five games, netting 10 and conceding 5 in their five games.
Top spot in Group B will be decided in Munich tonight, with PSG in the driving seat to finish as group winners. The German side must defeat the Ligue 1 giants by more than three goals to clinch the group, having lost 3-0 in Paris. Anything other than a heavy defeat will see PSG finish as group winners.
Good evening and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Champions League clash between Bayern Munich and PSG.

Lineups

R
A
A
2
Thiago Silva
4
N. Süle
5
M. Hummels
5
Marquinhos
6
M. Verratti
7
F. Ribéry
9
E. Cavani
9
R. Lewandowski
10
Neymar
11
J. Rodríguez
16
A. Areola
19
S. Rudy
20
L. Kurzawa
23
J. Draxler
x2
24
C. Tolisso
25
A. Rabiot
26
S. Ulreich
27
D. Alaba
29
K. Mbappé
29
K. Coman
32
J. Kimmich
32
Dani Alves
25
3
23
13
18
C
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
C. Çakιr
Assistants
B. Duran
Fourth official
M. Eyisoy

Match Stats

Bayern München PSG
45 Attacks (Dangerous) 38
4 Corners 4
17 Fouls 12
16 Free Kicks 20
4 Goal Kicks 8
3 Offsides 4
4 Shots (blocked) 1
4 Shots (off target) 2
2 Shots (on target) 7
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
18 Throw Ins 11

Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
115+2639
215+1730
315+1430
414+1125
514+1323

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
116+3944
217+1031
316+1229
416+628
516+426

Allianz Arena

Name:
Allianz Arena 
City:
München 
Capacity:
75000