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Dynamo Kyiv v Bayern München Live Commentary, 11/23/21

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D. Harmash (70)
R. Lewandowski (14)
K. Coman (42)
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That's all from us, we'll see you for the next Champions League game, goodbye!
With that win keeping up ther 100 per cent winning record, Bayern coast into the knockouts as group winners with a game to spare. Despite their own efforts, it still looks bleak for Dynamo, who remain rooted to the bottom. They cannot qualify into the knockouts of this competition, and should Benfica pick up any points at all against Barcelona, any chances of them getting into the Europa League last-32 will be quashed as well.
Whilst Lewandowski's 25th goal of the season, and Coman's follow-up, secured the three points for Bayern, the work of Leon Goretzka in holding that lead cannot be overlooked. Three tackles, ten ball recoveries and a perfect duel-winning record, as well as two shots and a key pass, showed the value of the midfielder in Bayern's starting XI. It was a performance that made the Germany international look undroppable to say the least.
It was closer than they'd have liked, but that's Bayern confirmed as winners of Group E, retaining their perfect winning record!!! The Kiev fightback in the second half was admirable, and they seriosuly threatened to cause an upset towards the latter stages, but the game-controlling nature of this Bayern side shone through as Julian Nagelsmann's players held on to win 2-1!
90' + 2' Goretzka suffers a rare lapse in concentration and accidentally sends Harmash through on goal. Neuer is in a typically advanced position though, and collects the ball to clear it away from the danger area.
90' + 1' We're one minute into a total of four added on for stoppage time.
90' From the corner, Karavaev crosses into the box aiming for the head of Harmash. It finds him, but his header has little power and Neuer saves with no difficulty.
89' WHAT. A. TACKLE. A long ball from Bushchan's goal kick sends Tsygankov on the run in behind the Bayern defence. He's in acres of space with just Neuer to beat, but again it's Goretzka who gets back to execute a last-ditch tackle and forcing a corner! What a recovery from the Germany midfielder!
O. Richards
L. Sané
Bayern München
87' Julian Nagelsmann also brings off Sané for Omar Richards, thus every outfield Bayern substitute is on the pitch.
M. Tillman
T. Nianzou
Bayern München
85' Kouassi's injury is too severe for him to continue, and Malik Tillman comes on in his place.
84' Sydrochuk looks to pick out the run of Karavaev with a diagonal ball into the box, but it's just a fraction too long for the substitute to collect and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
83' Muller and Mykolenko are involved in a tangle, and it's the Bayern player who is judged to have committed the foul. The game has become quite cagey since that Dynamo finish.
81' Harmash slides into Kouassi well inside Bayern territory, and the young defender is down receiving treatment.
79' Dynamo still keep on coming, and the ball falls to Tsygankov on the edge of the box. He drives a low effort towards goal, but Neuer sees it all the way and easily saves.
78' WIDE!!!! Muller has Sane and Lewandowski to choose from but his ball to Sane is cut out. Lewandowski ends up with the ball in the box, but his shot on the turn is just wide of the left-hand post!!!
O. Karavaev
T. Kędziora
Dynamo Kyiv
76' Kędziora is withdrawn for Dynamo as Oleksandr Karavaev comes on for him.
74' CLOSE!!!! It's nearly another howler from Neuer as he fumbles Sydorchuk's volley the way of Mykolenko, but the Bayern keeper recovers to divert the follow-up shot from Sydorchuk wide again!!! Dynamo want tyhat equaliser, and aren't going down without a fight!!
73' A throughball to Vitinho is deflected back off Kouassi for another Dynamo corner!!
72' Tsygankov has threatened to break Bayern's resolve all game, and has also had one shot on target, as well as a blocked effort, on top of his one assist and key pass.
V. Tsygankov
Dynamo Kyiv
70' There was some great build-up play to that ball as the hosts caught Bayern napping, and the ball through from Tsygankov was superb with his first touch!
D. Harmash
Dynamo Kyiv
70' GOOOOALLLLL!!!!! Dynamo have one back!!! Mykolenko plays the ball across to Tsygankov, who sets up Harmash with a one-touc pass, and the substitute fires past Neuer to make it 2-1!!! Game on!!!
69' It was an impressive 66 minutes for Coman, who as well as his goal, provided one key pass, and also drew two fouls from the Kiev defenders.
Marc Roca
K. Coman
Bayern München
67' Goalscorer Coman comes off for Bayern, as Julian Nagelsmann brings on Marc Roca.
65' Tsygankov is released to run into the box once more, but Goretzka is back to win the ball in his own area. The Dynamo winger goes down an appeals for a penalty, but the referee isn't budged.
64' Tolisso looks to shoot again from the edge of the box, and it just misses the advancing Muller on its way into the arms of Bushchan.
62' Harmash looks to get around the outside of Kouassi, but the Bayern centre-back brings him down for a free-kick.
61' Despite Shaparenko being booked already, he's also won possession a game-high nine times, has won all of his aerial duels, has had two shots with one on target, and leads his teammates in terms of touches and passes. It's been an all-action performance from the Dynamo midfielder.
59' Bayern come forward again, and Lewandowski's headed flick-on for Davies sees the Canada left-back lash a half-volley well over the bar.
58' Syrota finds himself surrounded by five red shirts as he backs himself into a corner inside his own box. His clearance is cut out by Goretzka, but Syrota and the Kiev defenders get back to crowd out Lewandowski as he turns to shoot.
56' Dynamo have started this half very, very brightly. They've attacked with some real energy in their play, but their final ball or shot has let their encouraging forages forward down.
54' Buyalskiy's on the end of another foul, however this time it's Pavard who brings the Dynamo man down. He avoids a booking though, unlike Sarr.
B. Sarr
Yellow Card
Bayern München
52' Buyalskiy does well to get around the outside of Sarr, who tugs him back twice. He's booked after the Kiev midfielder goes down on the second occasion.
50' Sydorchuk sprints up the right side and fires a low pass across goal. It's a promising ball, but Neuer is down to collect the ball before Vitinho can pounce.
49' Goretzka's been impressive on the defensive side for Bayern. He leads his teammates for both interceptions (two) and ball wins (seven), and has been buzzing around the pitch like an angry bee for the entire match so far.
47' WHAT. A. SAVE!!!!!! Shaparenko powers into the box and latches onto Vitinho's lay-off. It's deflected, but Neuer pushes it away, before saving the rebound from Shaparenko again!!! What a double save from the Bayern keeper, and the hosts are kept at bay.
46' And we're back underway for the second half!
D. Harmash
C. de Pena
Dynamo Kyiv
46' De Pena is also withdrawn for Dynamo, replaced by Denys Harmash.
B. Sarr
L. Hernández
Bayern München
46' Hernández's night is done for Bayern, as on comes Bouna Sarr in his place.
I. Shkurin
Dynamo Kyiv
46' Shkurin's not led the line with much vigour in the first half, and Vitinho comes on to replace him at half-time.
The snow has subsided as the teams head back out, but Bayern will still be hoping to create another attacking blizzard on the pitch in the second half!
This season's Champions League and Lewandowski excellence go hand-in-hand, and the Bayern striker has a goal - from just one shot - and a key pass already. He's also maintained a 100 per cent passing accuracy, showing how crucial he is to his side's attacking build-up play.
If we were expecting an upset, Bayern put paid to that idea pretty quickly. They've dominated for large spells of that first half, and the two goals from Lewandowski and Coman, in particular that spectacular opener, were testament to what this Bayern side are all about. It's a long way back for Kiev in the snow, as Bayern will likely come out all guns blazing once more to ensure they retain that 100 per cent winning record.
45' + 1' SAVED!!! Tolisso looks to add to Bayern's tally, and curls a lovely shot from outside the box. It's heading for the top corner, but Bushchan tips it around the post for another corner kick for the visitors!
45' + 1' We're into three additional minutes of injury time, as Bayern close out this first half in total control.
44' As if Coman and Lewandowski weren't enough for Kiev to handle, Sané has been directly involved in eight goals in four UEFA Champions League appearances this season, with four goals and four assists. He has an assist in each of their four games so far, with opposite winger Coman the last Bayern player to assist in five consecutive Champions League appearances, back in March 2016.
C. Tolisso
Bayern München
42' That ball from Tolisso was just exquisite, and the unselfishness of Muller to leave it just characterises this Bayern team. Certain players may get the plaudits, but every single positive aspect of this side comes as a team effort.
K. Coman
Bayern München
42' GOOOALLLLL!!!! As easy as you like!!!! It's a delightful diagonal ball into the box from Tolisso that beats everyone. Muller leaves it for Coman, who has time to shoot and picks his spot in the top corner!!! Bayern's dominance firmly re-established and it's 2-0.
41' Davies latches onto a Lewandowski flick but goes down under pressure for Zabarnyi, but he's not given a penalty either as the referee waves play on.
39' There's a short VAR check on the potential penalty, but those behind the screen ultimately agree with the on-field referee and play continues.
38' Hernandez is called into action again as Buyalskiy is put into space again. He gets across the Dynamo midfielder who goes down, but the referee says no penalty despite the cries of the home crowd!
37' Saparenko rolls out of two challenges as he drives forward. He feeds Buyalskiy, who chooses to pass instead of shooting on the angle which Hernandez blocks!
35' SAVED!!!! Tsygankov has been Kiev's most dangerous player by far, and he cuts inside several times before shooting. It's got some power, but a deflection off Syrota takes the sting out of the shot and Neuer catches the ball with a diving save!!!
33' Coman slips a throughball forward for Muller, but the Bayern man slips at the crucial moment as he attempts his shot on the angle, and Dynamo survive once more!
M. Shaparenko
Yellow Card
Dynamo Kyiv
32' Kouassi looks to feed Goretzka, before Shaparenko stands on the Bayern midfielder's heels and is given the game's first booking.
31' Dynamo’s scoreless start has been accompanied by a mere nine shots on target. That’s four fewer than Lewandowski has managed this season.
29' NEARLY!!!! A comical own goal nearly occurs by Bayern, as a Dynamo cross towards Tsygankov is poked back towards goal by Goretzka. Neuer goes to clear the danger, but misses the ball altogether and is relieved when it rolls into the post!!! That would've been on 'best own goal' highlight reels for the next century, so it's a grateful Bayern captain between the sticks at the moment!
28' Tsygankov slides a ball forward towards his striker Skhurin, but nor he or Buyalskiy can get to the ball quicker than Neuer who races out of his net to gather!
27' From the corner, Muller crosses for Goretzka, but his header is blocked behind for a second corner in quick succession.
26' Bayern attempt to open up the home side again as Muller releases a rampaging Davies down the left, but his cross deflects off Zabarnyi for another Bayern corner.
25' A Pavard cross towards Lewnadowski is pushed away from goal by Bushchan, and the resultant ball forward sends Tsygankov away before he's fouled by Sane.
23' Shkurin looks to take on Kouassi and beats him, but his ball to the unmarked Tsygankov is deflected off Hernandez and Neuer can collect with ease.
22' Hernandez tries to beat Tsygankov in is own half but is fouled by the Kiev winger, and the Bayern defender is lucky that the ref brought play back, as Shkurin was racing towards goal in his absence.
20' Should the scores stay as they are, Dynamo Kiev will have lost six of their eight Champions League matches against Bayern Munich, winning just once. That'll equal their losing record against Barcelona, who are the only side to have beaten them more than Bayern in the competition.
18' Bayern aren't taking their foot off the gas as Davies and Sane link up down the left. Tsygankov is forced back to help and and concedes the corner.
16' That's Lewandowski's ninth goal of the tournament, and in Champions League history, only Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano in 2014-15 had ever scored more goals in a team’s first four matches in a campaign, netting nine. the Bayern striker has taken just 15 minutes of his fifth game to reach nine goals, and what a way to do it.
R. Lewandowski
Bayern München
14' GOOOOOOALLLLL!!!! WHAT A FINISH!!!!! Guess who makes it 1-0!!!! Bayern play their way around a Dynamo box packed with Kiev's defenders, and after a Goretzka drive deflects into the air, Lewandowski unleashes a fantastic overhead kick that flies into the bottom corner and into the net!!! A tad lucky with the bounce of the ball, but what else is there to say about Bayern's number nine? He is inevitable, and unstoppable too.
12' Bayern are actually winless in their last three Champions League matches in Ukraine, and drew 0-0 with Shakhtar Donetsk in their most recent match in February 2015. Their last away match against Dynamo Kiev was a 2-0 defeat in March 2000 under Ottmar Hitzfeld.
10' Tsygankov looks to beat both Hernandez and Davies on a counter-attacking run. He gets around the former, but Davies' speed allows him to recover, and put the ball out for a corner.
8' The snow seems to be causing a real problem for both teams at the moment. The ball's skidding all over the place as neither side can keep the ball either in possession, or on the floor, as the two engage in aerial battles across the pitch.
6' BEHIND!!! Dynamo race forward down the left, and Myvolenko drives into the box. His threatening cross is low across the face of goal, and Hernandez is forced to put the ball behind for a corner!!
5' We're bizarrely interrupted by a streaker in the snow less than five minutes in, and play is halted for the stewards to deal with the intruder.
4' Bayern have scored at least four goals in their last three UEFA Champions League matches, winning 5-0 against Dynamo, and 4-0 and 5-2 respectively against Benfica. If they're to repeat that in this game, they'll make history, as no side has ever done so in four consecutive European Cup/Champions League matches since it's formation in 1955.
2' BLOCKED!!! Bayern aren't messing around as Muller feeds Coman. He crosses to Goretzka who's waiting on the edge of the box, but his volley smashes against Tolisso and Sane's can't get a shot away from the rebound! A good first effort, and despite already being through to the next stage, Bayern have started with intent.
1' We're underway in the snow at the Olympic Stadium, and this penultimate Group E fixture begins!
The ground staff at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium are still clearing away vast amounts of snow from the pitch after a blizzardous downfall in the last few hours! It’s good news though, as the game is going ahead and here come the players!
It’s likely the home defenders who’ll be seeing more goalmouth action though, as the tournament’s leading scorer, Robert Lewandowski, starts up top for Bayern in Kiev. His eight goals in just four games so far make up just a third of the 24 he's scored across all competitions already this season, and it’s safe to say that the Dynamo defenders are coming up against the best striker in the world at the moment.
Yet to score a goal in this tournament, Dynamo will be looking to lone striker Ilia Shkurin to provide options up front, against what is far from Bayern’s first-choice back four.
BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Sven Ulreich, Christian Fruchtl, Omar Richards, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca, Malik Tillman.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Tanguy Kouassi, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; Corentin Tolisso, Leon Goretzka; Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane; Robert Lewandowski.
DYNAMO KIEV SUBS: Denys Boyko, Benjamin Verbic, Volodymyr Shepelev, Eric Ramirez, Artem Shabanov, Bogdan Lednev, Oleksandr Andrievsky, Denys Harmash, Oleksandr Karavaev, Vitinho, Vladyslav Kulach, Denis Antyukh.
DYNAMO KIEV (4-2-3-1): Georgi Bushchan; Tomasz Kedziora, Illia Zabarnyi, Oleksandr Syrota, Vitalii Mykolenko; Serhiy Sydorchuk, Mykola Shaparenko; Viktor Tsygankov, Vitaliy Buyalskiy, Carlos de Pena; Ilia Shkurin.
The visitors though, are surging into the knockouts, and have already qualified with a 100 per cent winning record, including a 5-0 win over the hosts at the Allianz Arena. With 17 goals scored and just two conceded, Bayern have been by far the standout team in this group, and it’s difficult to bet against them putting Dynamo to the sword once more in this match.
It’s a mountainous task for the hosts in this game; Dynamo sit bottom of the group with just a solitary point, and are barely hanging onto any prospect of qualifying for the knockout stages, of either the Champions League or Europa League, respectively.
Hello, and welcome to live coverage of this Group E fixture in the UEFA Champions League, between Dynamo Kiev and Bayern Munich.