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Bayern Munich vs Barcelona LIVE: Champions League updates

Barça stars train at Allianz Arena ahead of FC Bayern showdown

Bayern Munich are taking on Barcelona tonight aiming to complete a perfect record in the Champions League group stage. Bayern are top of Group E with five wins from five, having scored 19 goals and conceded only three, and they could match Ajax and Liverpool who last night both secured their sixth wins of the group stage as they cruised into the knockout rounds.

It is a different story for Barcelona who have struggling in the post-Messi era, and new manager Xavi is facing a tough task. Barca are seventh in La Liga, 16 points behind leaders Real Madrid, and they are currently second in this Champions League group with seven points. In visiting the Allianz Arena tonight they face the hardest possible fixture, while third-place Benfica, on five points, host group strugglers Dynamo Kiev knowing a win could knock Barca down to third place and out of the competition.

Julian Nagelsmann’s team cruised to a 3-0 win over Barca at the Nou Camp when the two teams met in September. Robert Lewandowski scored twice that night and will draw level with the 2021/22 Champions League’s leading scorer, Sebastian Haller of Ajax, if he scores his 10th of the European campaign tonight.


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11 mins: Jeez that was close! Dembele made a great run down the left side but his cross in couldn’t find a teammate.

Just as Barca were building Gavi gave away a scorable free kick. Tolisso almost got a foot to the cross in and Bayern won a corner.

Coman took the set-piece but it was well defended by the visitors.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 20:12


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7 mins: Chance! Depay got a good ball in the box with it coming into Alba’s path.

He struck the ball with Neuer needed to make a save. Good glimpse of what Barca can do but the passing errors need to be eradicated from their game if they want the three points here.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 20:08


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5 mins: Sloppy play in the opening few minutes as both sides lose possession and the ball exchanges hands quickly.

Busquets is booked for a challenge of Lewandowski after a poor pass from Ter Stegen. Bayern won a free kick from the foul on the edge of the box. Sane took the kick with the ball smacking Busquets in the head.

It also has to be said how strange it is to be without fans once again. All that can be heard are the calls from players and managers in a freezing Allianz Arena.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 20:06


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We are underway at the Allianz Arena.

Nagelsmann hasn’t held back with his team selection despite already qualifying for the next round.

It’s a tough task but Barcelona will battle for the qualification here.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 20:01


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Joe Cole doesn’t have much hope in Barcelona as he says on BT Sport there’s “no way” Xavi’s side will beat Bayern Munich.

Peter Crouch added to the doubts saying he “fears” for Barca.

If they don’t win the Spanish side will be out in the group stage for the first time since 2000/01 season!

Just over five minutes until kick-off…

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 19:54


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Here’s a reminder of tonight’s teams who will take to the field in Germany.

Bayern: Neuer, Upamecano, Sule, Pavard, Lewandowski, Sane, Coman, Davies, Tolisso, Muller, Musiala

Barca: Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, R. Araujo, Sergio, O. Dembele, Depay, Lenglet, Alba, F. De Jong, Gavi

(Getty Images)

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 19:49


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Well, well, well Barca may take some hope from Chelsea’s result tonight. The defending champions have been dealt a slight upset.

Zenit have managed to finish the game 3-3 and with Juventus holding onto their victory the defending champions have slipped to second in the table. This means Chelsea may have to face Bayern Munich and they definitely will be playing a group leader in the round of 16.

Just 20 minutes to see how this one turns out and head over to the Chelsea live to reaction from that match.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 19:42


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The match this evening will be played behind-closed-doors due to Covid cases in Germany rising.

Markus Söder, the Minister-President of Bavaria, told regional broadcaster Bayern 2: “It makes no sense to allow spectators again for the foreseeable future. If that doesn’t work on the federal level, we will do it for Bavaria alone.”

Though fans presence would have added to the tension in the match, it will be nearly full to the brim due to how crucial this match is for Barcelona.

Lose it and they may be out of the Champions League.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 19:37


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The match kicks off at the Allianz Arena in just over half an hour but that’s not the only Champions League match happening this evening.

Chelsea had an earlier kick-off and they are embroiled in a tense match. They were 1-0 up but went 2-1 down only for Lukaku to equalise and Werner to put them ahead again! That match is in its closing stages and if you want to follow it live click the link below.

Meanwhile the other earlier game sees Juventus 1-0 up over Malmo.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 19:29


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Everyone in the football world will have their eyes on tonight’s fixture to see the fate of Barca’s Champions League hopes.

The side last didn’t qualify for the knock-out rounds in the 2000/01 season when Leeds United and AC Milan progressed in their group.

Will we see the same fate 21 years later? Barca’s supporters will soon find out…

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 19:23


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