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Champions League: 3 Things We Learned as Bayern Munich Beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1

Bayern Munich beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 in the final game of the Champions League group stage. Both teams had already qualified for the knockout phase, so this result meant little in terms of the table. But the win will definitely be a huge boost for Hansi Flick and his men.


A Kingsley Coman goal saw Bayern take the lead just 14 minutes into the game, but Tottenham weren't behind for long, and they found their equaliser through Ryan Sessegnon. Thomas Muller restored Bayern's lead just before half-time, and Philippe Coutinho's goal, just minutes after the hour mark, put the game to bed.


Here are the three things we learned as Bayern beat Tottenham in the Champions League.

3. Clean Sheets a Problem for Spurs

As good as they've been going forward, Spurs have continued to leak goals at the back. They did manage to keep a much-needed clean sheet against Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League, but they've let in goals against West Ham, Olympiacos, Bournemouth, and Manchester United.


Granted it's only been a while since Jose Mourinho took over, but he seems to have largely settled on a back four. And while, he did make changes against Bayern last night, there are defensive issues festering, and he needs to nip it in the bud before it's too late.

2. Philippe Coutinho Impressive for Bayern

Philippe Coutinho finally had a really good game. This was the Coutinho who shone at Liverpool but never really managed to make his mark at Barcelona. The Brazilian was sensational against Spurs, drifting away from his markers with an almost comical ease.


Coutinho was constantly looking to either thread the needle with a pass or bury the hammer with a shot. He ended the night with one goal, but could have had more. Alphonso Davies was another player who had a spectacular game. 


He provided the assist for Coutinho's goal, and it was his shot that rebounded off the post for Muller to score. This win was exactly what Bayern needed to round up their perfect Champions League group stage.

1. Ryan Sessegnon Makes His Mark

Ryan Sessegnon was rewarded with his full debut against Bayern, and he made the most of that opportunity. He had two good chances during the game, and made the most of one of them and scored the equaliser.


A ball from Giovani Lo Celso fell to Sessegnon to the left of Manuel Neuer’s goal, with the winger controlling and smashing the ball past the German goalkeeper. At 19 years & 207 days, Sessegnon is now Tottenham’s youngest ever Champions League goalscorer.