Bayern Munich finished their group stage campaign in style at the Allianz Arena, as they beat Tottenham 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Group B had already been settled in regards to qualifying, with Bayern and Tottenham assured of their places in the knockout stages in first and second respectively. Die Roten were aiming to earn maximum points with six wins from six, while Spurs hoped to avenge their embarrassing 7-2 defeat in the reverse fixture.
Kingsley Coman got the German champions going early on, with a cute finessed finish into the bottom corner. Serge Gnabry attacked the Spurs defence like he did so effectively back in October, squaring it to Coman who found the back of the net in convincing fashion.
Coman please don’t do this to us— - (@PrimeSerge) December 11, 2019
AMAZIN COMAN MAKES IT 1-0— KING OF UNIVERSE (@english4alu) December 11, 2019
How can we be so awful at Defending?— Daniel. (@Danderweireld) December 11, 2019
Bayern's lead lasted for all but six minutes, with Tottenham biting back to equalise. It was youngster Ryan Sessegnon - on his full debut - who drew Spurs level with an emphatic finish, powering it past Manuel Neuer to mark his first Champions League start with a memorable goal.
SESSSSSSS GET INNNNNN— Samta Clausgbeng (@coys_sam) December 11, 2019
Kouassi Ryan Sessegnon smashing it past Manuel Neuer in the Champions League on his first start for the club.— Spurs Views (@SpursViews_) December 11, 2019
You love to see it.
After starting the game brightly, Coman's evening came to an unfortunate abrupt end. The Frenchman was decelerating and landed very awkwardly, his left knee giving in in grotesque images that suggest a possible ligament injury.
Coman is so unlucky with Injuries. Such a shame for such a talented player. — Andrew (@Datey11) December 11, 2019
Hope Coman is okay. That looked sickening.— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) December 11, 2019
Bayern had two golden chances to restore their lead, with Gnabry's shot first coming off of the post with pace. Thiago was there to seemingly tap the rebound into an open net, but he somehow fired his shot wide, missing an open goal in a glaring miss for Die Roten.
Omds Gnabry unlucky— ً (@BabyKeith8) December 11, 2019
Why did Thiago go into that with this left foot...— Marek (@favelamarek) December 11, 2019
How did Thiago miss that Gnabry was unlucky— O (@ReviloLDN_) December 11, 2019
That double miss only made Bayern hungrier for the lead, and not long after they were back in front through Thomas Muller. The ball fell kindly for the substitute from Alphonso Davies' shot, the German only having to pass it into the net to give FCB the advantage going into the break.
That is the most Thomas Muller goal in the history of Thomas Muller goals— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) December 11, 2019
#thfc Spurs reviving an old bad habit of conceding just before half-time in the Champions League. Muller restores Bayern's lead.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) December 11, 2019
LETS GOOO MULLERRR— (@eaton___) December 11, 2019
Philippe Coutinho had been threatening the Tottenham goal all night with his long range efforts, and he finally punished them with his delicate strike. The FCB loanee cut inside onto his right foot and curled his shot into the far corner, putting the game all but beyond Tottenham.
Coutinho only given us the 3 warnings tonight from long range, yet we still give him 5 yards of space to shoot around our own box. Question several of our player's football brains sometimes. #THFC— COYS.com (@COYS_com) December 11, 2019
Coutinho's best game in a Bayern shirt when he's finally played in his correct position in a functional system.— Sami (@Samiasanmia) December 11, 2019
It is back to domestic action for both sides, who return to league duties this weekend. Bayern welcome Werder Bremen to Bavaria on Saturday, while Tottenham make the tricky trip to Molineux the following day to face Wolves.