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Bayern München v Barcelona Live Commentary, 12/8/21

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3 - 0
FCB
BAR
T. Müller (34)
L. Sané (43)
J. Musiala (62)
Allianz Arena

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye! 
For the first time since 2003-04, Barcelona won't be playing in the knockout rounds of the Champions League and will go into the draw for the Europa League on Monday. Bayern are the third team this season to win all six of their group games in the competition, and will also find out their opponents for the last 16 on Monday.
Barcelona are knocked out of the Champions League after a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich. The hosts took a 2-0 lead into half-time, with Muller's looping header just crossing the line before it was cleared and Sane's long-range effort catching out Ter Stegen. In the second half, Barcelona didn't offer much in terms of a response, and Musiala rounded it off with a cool finish following a quick break for Bayern.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 3-0 BARCELONA.
90' + 3' Barcelona have one last chance to put the ball into the box after winning a free-kick on the left. Coutinho steps up, but his cross curls straight through the gap in the crowd and out of play.
90' + 1' Into three added minutes here, and Barca are on the attack again. Coutinho floats it out towards Puig on the right, but he seems to just stop in his tracks which gives Richards the chance to clear it. 
89' Barcelona are playing out from the back again, but there's no hurry to their play. They're keeping it in midfield and can't find a way through their opponents.
87' CHANCE! Musiala slides a good throughball between a crowd of Barcelona players to pick out Sane and get him in on goal. Ter Stegen slips as he tries to close him down, but gets away with it as Sane fires high over the bar.
Y. Demir
Gavi
Barcelona
86' Final change for Barcelona now and Xavi is bringing on Demir for the last few minutes in place of Gavi.
86' Mingueza stays down after Sarr accidentally catches him in the face with his elbow. The medical team come on to give him some treatment, and he's quickly back to his feet to carry on.
84' Gavi sends a shot flying high into the stands and Bayern get straight upfield from the goal-kick. Tillman sprints down the right before trying to curl a cross into the box, but Ter Stegen collects.
O. Richards
Yellow Card
Bayern München
82' Richards just slips as he tries to dispossess Araujo and ends up standing on the defender's foot. He's shown a yellow card. 
80' Still, Barcelona push for a goal and Gonzalez whips a cross in from the right. Depay gets a flick on at the near post, but his header is straight into Neuer's gloves.
T. Nianzou
N. Süle
Bayern München
78' And Sule is also going off, with Nianzou replacing him.
M. Tillman
R. Lewandowski
Bayern München
77' Final changes for Bayern now. With the job done, Lewandowski isn't going to be risked for the last 13 minutes or so. He's frustrated to be coming off, and Tillman is on for him.
75' Barcelona are keeping Bayern penned back on the edge of their own box, but without causing them too many problems. Busquets tries to float it over the top to Puig, but Sule steps in to break it up.
Philippe Coutinho
O. Dembélé
Barcelona
73' And Coutinho is also coming on for Dembele.
Riqui Puig
F. de Jong
Barcelona
73' Barcelona are also making a double change. De Jong is going off, with Puig on in his place. 
O. Richards
A. Davies
Bayern München
71' And Davies is also taken off, with Richards on to replace him.
B. Sarr
K. Coman
Bayern München
71' Double change for Bayern now. Coman is the first to make way, with Sarr on for him. 
70' Barcelona look like they're in more trouble as Sane breaks on the counter. Lewandowski is sprinting through the middle to get up in support, but the German hits his cross against Mingueza, who did well to get back.
68' It's better from Barca now as Mingueza fizzes a throughball into Depay. He has space to turn into, but instead of trying to create a chance, he plays it straight back to Pique. 
66' Bayern win a free-kick on the right and Sane whips the ball over the wall. Ter Stegen is scrambling towards his far post, but nobody is there for Bayern and it bounces harmlessly wide. 
64' The Barcelona players are dropping deep and they're not closing Barca down quickly at all. Coman makes a darting run down the right and Mingueza just manages to touch it out of his feet before he can swing in a cross. 
A. Davies
Assist
Bayern München
62' Davies is just too fast for Araujo and the left-back did well to keep the ball in play before he cut it back for Musiala.
J. Musiala
Goal
Bayern München
62' MUSIALA SCORES! Just moments after Barca created a good chance at the other end, they find themselves 3-0 down! Davies wrongfoots Araujo and pulls it back from the byline for Musiala. He's unmarked in the middle, and he passes it into the far bottom corner. 
Marc Roca
C. Tolisso
Bayern München
60' Bayern are making their first change now, and it's Tolisso that's making way for Roca. 
58' It's better from Barca now and they're moving the ball around much quicker.  They're struggling to get upfield though and that'll have to change soon if they want to get back into this game.
56' De Jong makes a weaving run through midfield before squaring in Gonzalez on the edge of the box. Three Bayern defenders get across to block it and it pinballs its way through to Neuer.
54' The referee has just paused the game for a moment as his microphone pack has stopped working. He's made his way to the sidelines and we'll be back underway when he's been given a new one.
52' Muller has become the eighth player to score 50+ Champions League goals, and the first German to do so. 
50' Gonzalez does brilliantly down the right as he skips away from the challenges from Davies and Musiala before pulling it back to Gavi from the byline. He slices at his shot though, taking it well wide of the far post. 
48' How have Bayern not scored there? Muller switches it out to Davies on the left, and he squares a dangerous, low cross into the far post to Coman. Ter Stegen rushes out to him, so he pulls it back to Sane, but he taps it straight into the goalkeeper's gloves from very close range.
46' Bayern get us back underway for the second half! 
Nico González
S. Dest
Barcelona
46' There's a change for Barcelona at the break. Dest, who struggled to make an impact in the first half, is replaced by Gonzalez.
Xavi's side have a mountain to climb in the second half if they want to qualify for the Champions League last 16. With Benfica beating Dynamo Kiev 2-0 in the other group game, only a win is good enough for Barcelona. Bayern don't look like they'll be beaten easily though and are on course for a 100 per cent record in the group if things stay like this.
Barcelona are in trouble as they trail Bayern 2-0 at the break. The visitors actually made a fairly bright start, but Bayern eventually took control. Muller gave them the lead with a looping header, which looked to have been cleared off the line before goal-line technology confirmed he had scored. Sane then fired in from long range, and Ter Stegen couldn't keep out despite getting a touch.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 2-0 BARCELONA.
45' Barca look deflated after that second goal and they can't get close to Bayern, who are just knocking it around in midfield. The visitors look like they just want to get in for half-time.
K. Coman
Assist
Bayern München
43' It's just a simple square pass from Coman into Sane after he spotted his team-mate in acres of space. 
L. Sané
Goal
Bayern München
43' SANE SCORES! The German is a long way out when he's teed up by Coman, but the space just opens up ahead of him. He takes a touch before firing it at the near top corner. Ter Stegen has a good view of it and should do better as he gets across to it. It takes a touch off his arm before hitting the back of the net. 2-0 Bayern! 
42' Pique goes long to Dest down the right and he cushions a header down. Nobody is up with him in support though and Barcelona are on the backfoot straight away.
40' Bayern are keeping possession well, and Barca aren't closing them down as quickly as they were before the goal went in. Coman pulls it back towards Muller in the box, but he fouls Lenglet in his attempts to latch onto it.
38' Again, Dembele is picked out on the left and Pavard is nowhere near the forward. He drills a powerful shot towards the near post, trying to catch out Neuer, but he fires it into the side netting. 
36' Lewandowski is caught offside and Barca go long with the free-kick, over the top to De Jong. He does well to hold off Sule but then plays a heavy pass back to Gavi and Bayern have possession back.
R. Lewandowski
Assist
Bayern München
34' It was brilliant play from Lewandowski as he left Pique in a tangle which opened up the space for him to lift the cross into Muller. 
T. Müller
Goal
Bayern München
34' MULLER SCORES! Lewandowski is in a foot race with Pique and he just dances his way past the defender. He lifts a lovely cross into the far post where Muller makes a late run onto it. It loops over the line and it initially looks like Araujo cleared it. The referee checked his watch and it had crossed the line. 1-0 Bayern! 
32' SAVE! Mingueza takes a nervy touch and gifts the ball to Coman, who just breezes away from him down the right. He lifts a good cross into the box and Musiala glances a header on, but it's straight at Ter Stegen.
Óscar Mingueza
Jordi Alba
Barcelona
31' Alba makes his way straight off the field and Mingueza is on in his place.
29' Alba pulled up holding his hamstring after clearing that last chance for Bayern and he punches the floor in frustration. The medical team come on to give him treatment, but it looks like his game is over.
27' GREAT CHANCE! Neuer's goal-kick is cleared by Araujo, but it comes to Muller, who turns to drive through Barca's half. He plays a brilliant low ball across the face of goal which Ter Stegen misses, but it hits the back of Lewandowski and Alba clears it.
25' It's lovely play from Bayern to work their way upfield and they switch it from right to left, with all the passing going through Musiala. Davies whips in a good cross, but Pique blocks it ahead of Muller.
23' There's bad news for Barca coming from the other game as Benfica have taken the lead against Dynamo Kiev. As things stand, they now sit above the Spanish side due to their head-to-head record, and Barcelona are heading into the Europa League.
21' GREAT CHANCE! Depay is forced wide on the right but he rolls a good pass into Dembele on the edge of the box. He takes it first time but leans back as he hits it and lifts it high over the bar.
19' Dembele is still finding a lot of space down the left, with Pavard unable to get close to him. He lifts another cross into the near post, but Depay is caught on his heels and Upamecano clears the danger.
17' Sule goes long and picks out Musiala, who is making a darting run between the Barca defenders. He is one-on-one with Ter Stegen so tries to square in Muller, but it's just behind the forward.
R. Araújo
Yellow Card
Barcelona
16' Davies was away down the left again, and it's a poor challenge from Araujo. He slides in on the left-back from behind and is shown a yellow card.
15' Alba clips a cross into the box and Bayern can't clear their lines. It's over Lenglet, but Pique brings it down behind him to touch in Araujo. His first-time shot is blocked and the rebound hits Pique before he can respond. 
13' Sule is allowed to carry the ball a long way but his lay-off to Lewandowski is blocked by Lenglet. Sane picks up the rebound on the left, but his cross is hit straight against Pique. 
11' Sane floats a free-kick in from the right this time and it causes Barcelona all sorts of problems as it dips towards the far post. Coman is waiting for it, but Alba gets a touch to take it out for a corner just ahead of him.
9' It's clever footwork from Alba to get it away from Pavard before touching it into Tolisso, who drives forward down the left. Pavard can't get close to him, and the forward plays a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but no one is there to turn it in. 
7' SAVE! Again, Barcelona find some space down their first and Dest fizzes it across the box to pick out Alba. He switches it onto his right foot before taking the shot, but it's a comfortable stop for Neuer.
5' Sane steps up to take the free-kick just outside the box and he fires a powerful shot straight against the wall. It hits Busquets square in the face, but he'll be able to carry on after receiving treatment.
Sergio Busquets
Yellow Card
Barcelona
3' Ter Stegen gifts the ball to Lewandowski, instantly playing Barca into trouble. Busquets takes him out from behind, and he's shown an early yellow card.
2' Barcelona have made a quick start to the game here with Araujo finding a lot of space. He's swung one good cross into the box, looking for Dembele at the far post, but it's cut out by Sule.
1' Depay gets the game underway for Barcelona in the snow! 
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Barcelona have only lost two of their last 13 Champions League away games against German opponents (W6 D5). However, both of the defeats in that run came against Bayern Munich in April 2013 and May 2015.
Xavi makes three changes from the defeat to Real Betis last time out, with Frenkie de Jong, Pique and Dembele all coming into the side. Gonzalez and Coutinho drop to the bench, while Abde Ezzalzouli is unavailable in the Champions League.
Julian Nagelsmann is still short of a lot of players, and he's forced into making two changes today, bringing in Sule and Musiala. Hernandez is fit enough for the bench after limping off against Borussia Dortmund. Leon Goretzka is missing through injury, with Serge Gnabry also joining him on the sidelines.
BARCELONA SUBS: Luuk de Jong, Riqui Puig, Ilias Chakkour, Philippe Coutinho, Neto, Nicolas Gonzalez, Samuel Umtiti, Yusuf Demir, Alejandro Balde, Oscar Mingueza, Inaki Pena, Eric Garcia.
BARCELONA STARTING XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Pablo Gaviria, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Sergino Dest, Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembele. 
BAYERN MUNICH SUBS:Tanguy Kouassi, Lucas Hernandez, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca, Omar Richards, Malik Tillman, Sven Ulreich, Christian Fruchtl.
BAYERN MUNICH STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Sule, Alphonso Davies; Corentin Tolisso, Jamal Musiala; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Robert Lewandowski.
Barcelona have it all to play for and will go through to the round of 16 as group runners up if they win today, or if Benfica don't win, though matching the Portuguese side's result will be enough. However, if Barca fail to win and Benfica beat Dynamo Kiev, Xavi's side will go into the Europa League draw instead. Bayern are already through to the knockout rounds, topping the group after winning all five of their games so far, including a 3-0 victory over Barcelona. They're aiming for a perfect finish to the group with another win today.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League Group E meeting between Bayern Munich and Barcelona at the Allianz Arena!