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Bayern Munich victory not enough to prevent PSG winning group

Bayern victory not enough to prevent PSG winning group

05/12/2017 at 15:38Updated 05/12/2017 at 22:28

Champions League Group B, Allianz Arena - Bayern Munich 3 (Lewandowski 8, Tolisso 37, 69) Paris Saint-Germain 1 (Mbappe 50)

A Corentin Tolisso brace helped Bayern to a 3-1 win, which wasn't enough to unseat PSG at the top of Group B with the French side progressing as the group winners.

Keen to vindicate their performance in Paris in September, Bayern dictated the pace of the game from the outset. The Bavarians took the lead when David Alaba headed a James Rodriguez cross to Robert Lewandowski’s feet on the edge of the six-yard box.

The Pole appeared to be offside, but the linesman did well to see that Dani Alves had played him on for his 17th Champions League goal at the Allianz Arena.

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayern Muenchen and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Arena on December 5, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayern Muenchen and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Arena on December 5, 2017 in Munich, Germany.Getty Images

The visitors were much brighter in the second half, particularly when Mbappe headed in the consolation - thanks to a wonderful flicked assist from Cavani.

The well-taken effort helped the 18-year-old become the youngest ever Champions League player to reach 10 goals.

Bayern earned their third of the evening when Kingsley Coman easily beat Dani Alves on the left flank, before putting the ball at the feet of Tolisso.

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TALKING POINT

How far can PSG go in the Champions League? The Parisians look set for a deep run in the competition this season, but do they have the mettle to go all the way? Would this Bayern team be able to stop them in a knockout scenario?

Kylian Mbappé

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MAN OF THE MATCH

Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich) Bayern's record signing was a surprise inclusion in Jupp Heynckes' midfield, but his selection paid dividends with two goals against a side who were his fierce rivals in his Lyon days.

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PLAYER RATINGS

Bayern Munich - Ulreich 8, Sule 7, Hummels 7, Alaba 6, Rudy 6, Tolisso 8, Kimmich 7, Rodriguez 8, Ribery 7, Coman 8, Lewandowski 7. Subs: Rafinha 6, Vidal 6, Muller 5.

Paris Saint-Germain - Areola 6, Alves 5, Marquinhos 6, Thiago Silva 6, Kurzawa 6, Verratti 7, Rabiot 7, Draxler 7, Mbappé 8, Cavani 7, Neymar 7. Subs: Kimpembe 6, Lo Celso 6.

KEY MOMENTS

8 - GOAL! A wonderful move from Bayern. Ribery finds James on an overlapping pass, he cuts it back to Alaba, who heads into the path of Lewandowski. PSG think he is offside, but the Pole controls the ball and taps in from a few yards!

34 - CHANCE: Mbappe plays a lovely through-ball to Neymar, who shoots across goal, narrowly wide. He could have picked out Cavani with an open goal in front of him.

38 - GOAL! James delivers a wonderful deep cross from the left and picks out Tolisso perfectly. He heads just inside the right post. A calm and collected finish from Bayern's record signing!

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50 - GOAL! Verratti chips the ball to Cavani to the right side of the area. Cavani flicks it into the path of Mbappe, who heads home. The Uruguayan's assist was wonderful.

62 - CHANCE: Neymar finds Mbappe on the edge of the area and he reels off an excellent half-volley. Ulreich tips it wide for a corner.

69 - GOAL! Coman glides past Dani Alves on the left side and picks out an incoming Tolisso in the area. The Frenchman hits it first time for his second of the night!

KEY STATS

Robert Lewandowski has scored 50 times in 90 UEFA club competition games.

Bayern Munich have won their last three home matches against PSG with an aggregate score of 10-2.

Bayern have scored in each of their last 63 competitive games in the Allianz Arena.

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