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Barcelona v Bayern München Live Commentary, 27/10/2022

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Barcelona are next in action in LaLiga on Saturday on the road against Valencia. Bayern play Mainz in their next Bundesliga outing on the same day.
Bayern secure their place at the top of Group C with a 3-0 victory over Barcelona in their Champions League clash at Camp Nou. Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead before Eric Choupo-Moting added a second to put the German outfit in complete command. Barca barely threatened the Bayern defence, failing to muster a shot on target. Benjamin Pavard rubbed salt in the wound with a late goal to put the icing on the cake for Julian Nagelsmann and his team.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 0-3 BAYERN
S. Gnabry
Assist
Bayern München
90' + 5' Gnabry gets his third assist of the game as he slices a strike at goal. Luckily for Bayern it travels straight to Pavard, who is left with a simple finish.
B. Pavard
Goal
Bayern München
90' + 5' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! PAVARD SCORES AT THE DEATH!!!!! BAYERN 3-0!!!! Bayern pour on the agony for the home side as Pavard steers a close-range effort home, capitalising on woeful defending. Kimmich whips a cross deep to the back post from a corner that Gnabry slices into the ground. It travels all the way across the face of goal where Pavard times his run and taps home unmarked. All too easy for the visitors.
90' + 4' OVER! Mane latches on to a cutback from Gnabry and fires at goal, but Ter Stegen produces a fine save to turn his effort over the bar.
90' + 3' Gnabry presses forward at the Barca defence and lines up a strike, only to drag his effort well wide of the target.
90' + 1' Fati and Balde attempt left-footed strikes from the edge of the box, but both see their attempts charged down by the Bayern defence.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
87' Mane continues his fine work this evening as he wins a free-kick, drawing a foul from Torre. Mane and Gnabry have been excellent leading the line.
85' There has been a clear difference in quality between the teams in the final third tonight. Barca have been so wasteful in good positions whereas Bayern have taken the chances that have come their way.
83' Mane almost pounces on a mistake by Ter Stegen as the keeper sells De Jong short, but Garcia puts in an important challenge.
Pablo Torre
R. Lewandowski
Barcelona
82' It has not been Lewandowski's night against his former team. Torre replaces the forward in the final third.
81' Raphinha wins the ball down the right flank and cuts a pass back towards Lewandowski at the near post, but it just evades the Pole.
80' SAVE! Kimmich floats a ball over the top for Gnabry to attack, but the forward can only steer a tame strike straight at Ter Stegen from the inside-right channel.
J. Stanišić
N. Mazraoui
Bayern München
79' Mazraoui makes way for the visitors and is replaced by Stanisic.
77' Barca lose possession and it allows Gnabry to lead a counter. For once this evening he fails to pick out a team-mate with a throughball as he underhits his pass to Mane.
76' Lewandowski tries to turn away from Pavard, but is brought down by his former team-mate. Barca have a free-kick in a useful position.
73' There is no shortage of effort from the home side. They have lacked a clinical edge in the final third, which has been the difference between the two sides tonight.
71' Barca win the ball back as Kimmich loses possession. Torres goes for a blast on the edge of the box, but it is charged down by De Ligt.
70' WIDE! Fati provides a spark in the final third as he weaves through the Bayern defence, but loses his composure at the vital moment and places his effort wide of the target.
Ansu Fati
O. Dembélé
Barcelona
68' Dembele has had a poor evening in the final third. Fati replaces the Frenchman.
Eric García
J. Koundé
Barcelona
67' Garcia replaces Kounde in the Barca defence.
R. Gravenberch
J. Musiala
Bayern München
67' Musiala is withdrawn from the action and is replaced by Gravenberch.
66' Kimmich wins possession from Kessie and lines up an ambitious strike at goal from distance, but he drags his attempt well wide of the target.
65' Torres tries to latch on to a throughball from Dembele, but he just cannot take it in stride before pressure arrives from Ulreich, who is able to smother at his feet.
B. Pavard
D. Upamecano
Bayern München
63' Nagelsmann protects Upamecano, who has been booked, and replaces defender with Pavard.
T. Müller
E. Choupo-Moting
Bayern München
63' Choupo-Moting took his goal well and is now replaced by Muller in the final third.
61' There is no conviction with Barca in the final third. The visitors have been excellent at the back to close the space.
Raphinha
Pedri
Barcelona
58' Pedri is withdrawn from the final third and is replaced by Raphinha.
Ferran Torres
Sergio Busquets
Barcelona
58' Torres replaces Busquets for the home side to add an extra attacker on the pitch.
57' CHANCE! Alonso fends off Kimmich and and works the ball to Lewandowski in the box, but the forward cannot turn and shoots on his left foot before De Ligt puts in a challenge.
55' VAR!!!!! DISALLOWED GOAL!!! Gnabry curls a fine strike into the left corner of the net after latching onto Kimmich's ball over the top. However, the forward is a fraction offside as he collects in the inside-right channel and the goal is disallowed.
53' OVER! Balde and Pedri combine down the left to leave room for Busquets on the edge of the box. He collects Pedri's offload, but steers his left-footed strike well over the bar.
52' Barca have space to break through Dembele after Bayern lose possession at a corner. He carries the ball into the box, but then takes a loose touch that allows Mazraoui to slide in with a perfect challenge.
50' Balde loses out to Mazraoui on the byline, but Choupo-Moting is crowded out in the Barca box as he tries to turn and fire at goal.
47' Bayern have stopped the opposition from scoring a first-half goal in five of their five games, no team has done this more in the Champions League this season.
46' We're back under way at Camp Nou.
M. Sabitzer
L. Goretzka
Bayern München
46' Goretzka makes way for Sabitzer at the break.
Barca have not been able to lay a glove on Bayern in the final third. Robert Lewandowski has been a spectator against his former club. Xavi needs to get confidence into his team at the break as they are looking bereft in and around the box at the moment.
Bayern hold a 2-0 lead over Barcelona in their Champions League clash at Camp Nou. The visitors have been clinical in the final third on the counter. Sadio Mane opened the scoring with a fine finish after being released by Serge Gnabry. The German notched his second assist with a precise ball for Eric Choupo-Moting to score Bayern's second with another excellent strike. It could have been three as Jamal Musiala was denied before the break. Barca had a penalty decision overturned by VAR, and it has been that sort of night for the Catalan club.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 0-2 BAYERN
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
45' VAR! NO PENALTY! The referee overturns his initial decision to award Barcelona a penalty after reviewing the incident. De Ligt gets a foot to the ball in his challenge with Lewandowski, clearly making it a fair challenge.
44' PENALTY TO BARCELONA! De Ligt brings down Lewandowski in the box with a lunge and the referee points to the spot. VAR will have a second look at the incident.
43' OFF THE LINE! Bayern are denied a third by desperate Barca defending. Mane chips an effort over the onrushing Ter Stegen, but it lacks the power to cross the line. Musiala gathers and tries to steer an effort towards goal that is blocked, and he then sees his effort on the rebound saved by Ter Stegen. Barca finally manage to clear the danger.
Sergio Busquets
Yellow Card
Barcelona
41' Busquets brings down Musiala on a break after Barca lose possession. The skipper is booked.
40' Dembele fails to beat the first defender, Kimmich, with his cross before Ulreich gathers the loose ball.
40' Dembele battles for possession down the right flank and wins it from Davies. Goretzka nudges the Frenchman to the ground, handing Barca a free-kick in a useful spot.
39' BLOCK! Lewandowski lines up a blast from the free-kick that he hammers straight into the Bayern wall. He tries to scoop a cross back into the box, only for Mane to clear with an acrobatic kick.
38' Upamecano brings down Busquets on the edge of the Bayern box, handing the home side a free-kick in a dangerous position. Upamecano has to be very careful now.
35' Dembele surges down the right flank and has space to pick out a team-mate from the byline, but he gets far too much elevation on his cross that travels out for a throw-in.
D. Upamecano
Yellow Card
Bayern München
35' Upamecano catches Pedri on the boot with a late challenge and goes into the book.
33' Bayern have scored 10 first-half goals in five games, no team has scored more in the Champions League this season.
S. Gnabry
Assist
Bayern München
31' Gnabry plays a perfectly-weighted pass to Choupo-Moting after leading a counter before the forward finishes the move.
E. Choupo-Moting
Goal
Bayern München
31' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! CHOUPO-MOTING EXTENDS BAYERN'S LEAD!!!!! 2-0!!!!! The German side notch their second through a clinical counter and strike from Choupo-Moting. Gnabry runs at the Barca defence and then times his offload into the inside-right channel to perfection. Choupo-Moting takes a touch before burying his strike past Ter Stegen. A fine finish.
30' Alonso takes a heavy touch at the back and he almost allows Choupo-Moting to close down Ter Stegen from his backpass, but the keeper manages to get it away.
28' Davies sends a late pass to Mane, who expects the ball earlier and strays offside down the left flank. The forward is not happy with his team-mate.
26' Dembele raids into the final third, cutting in from the right flank on his left foot. He resists the strike and opts for the pass to Pedri, which is cut out by Mazraoui.
25' Balde is played into space down the left flank and looks for the cutback towards Lewandowski in the box. However, De Ligt reads the danger and intercepts the cross from the Barca left-back.
24' Bayern are applying a high press on the Barca line, which is prompting a lot of dangerous passes out from the back. The hosts are living dangerously.
L. Goretzka
Yellow Card
Bayern München
23' Goretzka catches Busquets with a late challenge and goes into the book.
21' De Ligt slides in on Lewandowski in an attempt to win the ball in the middle of the park. The forward hits the deck and gets the free-kick, but there's no booking for the Bayern defender.
20' INCHES WIDE! Choupo-Moting plays a one-two with Musiala in the inside-right channel and lines up a strike at goal, only to see his effort trickle inches wide of the left post.
19' Kessie pulls back Davies as he tries to break away down the left flank. Bayern will not be thrilled with the consistency of decision-making from the referee.
17' Dembele launches the resulting free-kick into the box, but Upamecano rises highest in the penalty area to clear the danger.
N. Mazraoui
Yellow Card
Bayern München
16' Mazraoui brings down Balde on the charge and goes into the book. Barca have a free-kick in a useful position.
15' Lewandowski releases Balde into space down the left flank, but he opts against the first-time cross with men in the box. The decision backfires as the Barca attack peters out.
13' Bellerin has a run at the Bayern defence down the right flank, forcing Davies to slide in and divert the ball behind for a corner.
12' Bayern have scored in their last six Champions League games.
S. Gnabry
Assist
Bayern München
10' Gnabry releases Mane with a brilliant throughball, allowing the forward to collect and finish.
S. Mané
Goal
Bayern München
10' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MANE FINISHES IN STYLE ON THE BREAK!!! 1-0 BAYERN!!!! The German side take the lead with a quick counter behind the Barca defence that Mane fires home. Gnabry plays the forward behind Bellerin with a long-range pass and the Senegalese takes it in stride to burst into the box. Ter Stegen comes out, but Mane sweeps his strike past the keeper and into the net.
8' Goretzka charges forward from the middle of the park, but he gets dispossessed by Kessie before he can pull the trigger on a strike at goal.
6' Dembele bursts forward down the right flank and tries to combine with Kessie. However, the midfielder loses out to Davies and allows the visitors to clear.
4' Davies bursts down the left flank and fires a cross towards Mane, but he cannot force an effort towards goal amid pressure from Kounde.
3' Kounde offloads to Ter Stegen under pressure from Mane at the back and the keeper hurries his clearance into touch. Xaxi is not impressed.
1' We're under way at Camp Nou.
Barcelona have lost nine of their 12 Champions League matches against Bayern Munich (W2 D1), including the last five in a row. Only Bayern Munich themselves against Real Madrid (10) have lost more games against a single opponent in Champions League history.
Bayern have made two changes to their side that beat Hoffenheim in their last outing. Mane slots back into the final third in place of Coman. Mazraoui gets the nod at right-back as Pavard drops to the bench. Choupo-Moting is chosen to lead the line again with Muller on the bench.
Xavi has made three changes to his side that defeated Athletic Bilbao last time out. Sergi Roberto misses out, while Garcia and Gavi drop to the bench. Bellerin comes in at right-back while Alonso slots into the heart of the defence. Kessie gets the nod ahead of Gavi in midfield. Lewandowski leads the line against his former club.
BAYERN SUBS: Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman, Marcel Sabitzer, Thomas Muller, Johannes Schenk, Ryan Gravenberch, Mathys Tel, Josip Stanisic.
BAYERN (4-2-3-1): Sven Ulreich; Noussair Mazraoui, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mane; Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
BARCELONA SUBS: Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Jordi Alba, Raphinha, Eric Garcia, Inaki Pena, Gavi, Pablo Torres, Arnau Tenas.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Hector Bellerin, Jules Kounde, Marcos Alonso, Alejandro Balde; Franck Kessie, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Robert Lewandowski, Pedri.
Bayern only need a point to secure top spot in Group C after winning their previous four matches. The German outfit have already earned their place in the knockout phase, but will be aiming to continue their dominant run in the competition with a five victory on the bounce. Julian Nagelsmann’s side triumphed on the road in their last outing in the Bundesliga, defeating Hoffenheim 2-0 to move level on points with Union Berlin at the summit of the table. Nagelsmann will want a similar effort from his team tonight.
It is all over for Barcelona in the Champions League this season after Inter's victory over Viktoria Plzen in the early kick-off. The Spanish side needed Inter to drop points and then defeat Bayern tonight to set the stage for a late revival. However, Xavi and his team can now only focus on the Europa League and ending their Group C campaign on a high note. Barca have found form since their defeat to Real Madrid in El Clasico, easing past Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao in their last two matches. Xavi will be looking for his team to channel that standard of performance tonight against Bayern.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at Camp Nou.