Champions League • Group B
  • 2nd Half
  • Celtic
  • FC Bayern Munich
  • RobbenThiago
  • TolissoKimmich
  • ArmstrongGriffiths
  • Martínez
  • McGregor
  • SinclairRogic
  • VidalRudy
  • 1st Half
  • Celtic
  • FC Bayern Munich
  • Coman

Celtic - FC Bayern Munich
Champions League - 31 October 2017

Champions League – Follow the Football match between Celtic and FC Bayern Munich live with Eurosport. The match starts at 19:45 on 31 October 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers mourinho or Niko Kovac? Find out by following our live matchcast.

Have your say by voting on who will win between Celtic and FC Bayern Munich? Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Football teams.
Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Celtic vs FC Bayern Munich. Get all the latest on Football: fixtures, results and tables.


It's all over at Parkhead. Bayern qualify for the knockout rounds thanks to PSG's victory over Anderlecht. Celtic need a win against Anderlecht on the next matchday to secure Europa League football.


Griffiths crosses to Dembele on the edge of the area, but Boateng wins it back.


Coman breaks down the left flank but runs the ball out of play.


Dembele breaks on the edge of the area and is dispossessed by Rafinha. Celtic had a good claim for a corner but it's not given.


SUB: Thiago replaces Robben.


Griffiths steals possession and threatens to push forward, but Forrest is penalised for a foul on Coman.


Bayern are happy to run the clock down and maintain possession.


There will be six minutes of additional time.


Griffiths tries to break into the box but is flagged for offside.


Celtic have to score to keep themselves in the Champions League. They continue to push for the equaliser.


Lustig tries to find Dembele with a long ball into the area, but the Frenchman isn't tall enough to connect.


Javi Martinez in the wars.


Tuerney puts in a low cross for Dembele, but the first-time shot flies over the bar.


SUB: Kimmich replaces Tolisso.


Coman goes down clutching his leg following a 'robust' challenge from Boyata.


Martinez and Bitton are bandaged up and ready to play on.


SUB: Armstrong makes way for Griffith.


Martinez climbed bravely for the header and is bleeding heavily after a nasty clash of heads with Bitton. Both players receive treatment but the Spaniard certainly appears worse for wear.


GOAL: Martinez heads Bayern back into the lead after connecting with a Coman cross form the left. T


The equaliser is nothing less than Celtic deserve. Forrest's through-ball caught two Bayern defenders off guard and landed perfectly in McGregor's path, It was quite something.


GOAL: McGregor puts the ball through Ulreich's legs after a glorious pass from Forrest that cuts the Bayern back line in half.


Tierney hooks in a deep cross which finds Armstrong, but his subsequent pass across the area is unable to find Dembele.


Ulreich attempts to waste time with a short goal kick routine, but Dembele very nearly intercepts and embarrasses him.


Armstrong's outswinger has too much on it and it swings out of play.


CHANCE: Forrest shoots form the edge of the box and Sule deflects his effort wide. Corner.


Bayern have had 85% passing accuracy and Celtic have enjoyed 80%.


Rogic is playing behind Dembele and McGregor has now moved over to the left.


Mobile phones are lighting up the stadium as the home fans sing. It looks glorious.


CHANCE: James finds space in the box to reel off a shot, but his low drive is kept out by Gordon. The Colombian took a little too long on the ball.


McGregor plays a through-ball to Dembele but Sule intercepts. The linesman flags regardless.


SUB: Rogic replaces the fairly ineffective Sinclair.


Dembele clears James' corner.


Robben and James press into the Celtic box but a James cross is put out for a corner. Boyata clears it for another corner.


Rogic is warming up on the sidelines.


SUB: Rudy replaces Vidal.


Bayern are happy to retain possession at the moment. They've had the better of the second half, but Celtic are still very much in this.


Ulreich beats Manuel Neuer to an accolade...


Armstrong gets away from Sule and breaks, but he holds the ball up long enough for Bayern to recover their shape. They are pushed back but maintain possession.


James passes square to Alaba outside the area and the Austrian shoots from distance. It's easily collected by Gordon.


Boateng delivers another glorious route one long ball into Vidal in the box and the Chilean tangles with the 'keeper. The linesman puts up his flag.


After a run forward by James - who hasn't featured much tonight - Tolisso shoots from outside the area, but it trickles wide.


Bitton takes the kick from 32 metres, but his shot is comfortably collected by Ulreich.


Celtic win a free kick in a dangerous area outside the box as Boateng fouls Armstrong.


Ulreich collects the corner. That was only the second shot on target of the game.


CHANCE: Forrest runs at the back line and passes to Armstrong, who shoots low from the edge of the box. Ulreich tips it wide for a corner.




Celtic kick off the second period. The German champions lead the Scottish champions by a single goal. As it stands, the result will qualify Bayern for the knockout stages and end Cletic;s chances of progressing.


The ref blows for half-time. On the balance of play, Celtic probably don't deserve to be a goal down.


Coman has switched wings with Robben and puts a cross in from the right. Tolisso connects but his effort flies over the bar.


Forrest is fouled by Vidal near the touchline in the Bayern third. Forrest swings in the free kick and finds Lustig, whose weak shot at goal is blocked.


Armstrong's outswinger is cleared by Sule.


The six Celtic players inside the penalty area fail to reach the ball and Boateng clears for another corner.


After Lustig wins a robust challenge, Armstrong shoots from distance. His shot is deflected for a corner.


Goalscorer Coman getting past McGregor.


Bayern have had 58% of possession so far and four chances on goal.


Forrest crosses from the left and finds Dembele, but his header into the ground goes wide.


James Rodriguez, far from playing up front on his own, is playing a very deep role, behind Vidal in the No. 10 slot.


After an impressive surge, Coman puts a cross in from the left, which finds no one.


Brown heads forward to McGregor, whose charge into the box is cut out by Boateng. This is pretty entertaining, end-to-end stuff.


Armstrong's corner is played short to Tierney, whose cross is too heavy. Goal kick.


CHANCE: Tierney picks out Armstrong who plays a one-two with Dembele in the box. Alaba prevents a Dembele tap-in with a great recivery tackle. Corner.


Robben plays a square ball in the air to Alaba, who plays it square in the air again to Boateng. Tiki taka this is not.


Vidal wins the ball in the middle of the park and charges forward, but concedes a foul for handball when he grabs the ball on the floor while protestign a Brown challenge.


Boateng picks out Vidal with a glorious long ball, but the flag goes up. Clearly, Bayern have decided to attack with aerial threat tonight.


Craig Gordon may also be at fault for coming too far off his line, but Boyata should own that one.


That's an unfortunate lapse in concentration from Boyata, who has been excellent otherwise.


GOAL: Ulreich hoofs the ball down field and Boyata opts to let it go. Coman sneaks in and beats an approaching Gordon, putting the ball in an empty net.


Coman crosses from the left but his attempt to find Vidal sails over the bar.


Boyata clears the corner, but James' effort actually went out of play, so it's a goal kick.


Bayern are being reduced to speculative crosses into the box and long shots thus far. Alaba tries to find COman in the box but Boyata puts it out for a corner.


Rafinha puts a deep cross in for Coman, but the Frenchman is not able to properly connect with it. Goal kick.


Much of Bayern's forward movement is coming down the right flank, where Robben is being kept under wraps by Tierney. Their battle will be an intriguing one tonight.


Dembele attacks down the left flank and beats Tolisso. He has McGregor in support but shoots wide across goal.


Forrest drives forward through the middle and plays a one-two with Armstrong. Forrest tries to find Dembele in the middle but his ball isn't good enough.


It's a very positive start from the home side, but they'll need to take golden chances like the one Armstrong was presented with if they are to get something out of this.


Alaba takes a throw in the Celtic third. It finds Martinez on the edge of the area, but the Spaniard completely miskicks.


Celtic have looked the more dangerous team in the opening minutes. Arsmtrong pressures Rafinha in the Bayern third.


Martinez fouls Dembele and the ref brings it back for a free kick after playing advantage. Boyata takes it.


James delivers an outswinging corner which Boyata clears away. Tierney breaks and nearly finds Arsmtrong with a cross at the far post, but he shoots wide. Rafinha should have done better in keeping Armstrong out of a dangerous position.


McGregor attempts to put Dembele through on goal but Martinez snuffs out the danger.


'Keeper Craig Gordon attempts a hoof down field under little pressure and it goes into the stands around 40 yards from goal. Oh dear.


After a minute of patient passing, Vidal has the first shot of the game and it's wildly inaccurate.


Dutch ref Danny Makkelie gets the party started and Bayern kick off, having won the toss.


The teams are on the pitch, the fans are in full voice and kick-off is moments away.


Bayern have lost five of their last nine Champions League away games.


Brendan Rodgers: “We have to be able to defend well. We gave away soft goals [in the corresponding fixture in Munich]. We have to be aggressive, but look to keep the ball in attacking areas – Callum [McGregor] is a player who can do that. We go into every game hoping to win, and tonight is no different.”


Celtic's home record against German sides: W3 D2 L5


Celtic have only won one of their least eight Champions League (proper) games. That was a 2-1 victory over Ajax in October 2013.


Lewandowski and Muller won't be around to bury the chances tonight...


Bayern will be cheered by 2,700 fans at Parkhead tonight, all of whom laid their proverbial towels on the sunbed an hour before kick-off:


Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz speaking on the official Bayern website about the decision not to include Robert Lewandowski in the squad: "If we had played against Real Madrid, he might have gone. The coach does not want to risk anything as Saturday's game [at Borussia Dortmund], which is very important for us, is in the back of his mind."


CELTIC: Gordon; Lustig, Bitton, Boyata, Tierney, Armstrong, Brown; Forrest, McGregor, Sinclair, Dembélé. Subs: De Vries, Griffiths, Gamboa, Hayes, Rogic, Ntcham, Ajer. /// BAYERN MUNICH: Ulreich, Rafinha, Süle, Boateng, Alaba, Martinez, Tolisso, Vidal, Robben, James, Coman. Subs: Starke, Hummels, Thiago, Rudy, Kimmich, Freidl, Wintheimer.


Brendan Rodgers will be demanding tremendous character from his underdogs tonight: "They are a talented team that has been put together to win this competition, so we know the magnitude of the test. It's always going to be difficult in terms of where we are domestically, in terms of making that jump, but we always have to find a way. We can't just accept it. We're playing at home and we always love to play here with the backing of the support."


Parkhead is well-renowned for its atmosphere on nights like this, and the game will be treated to the added bonus of Bavarian couture:


Permutations time: Bayern will seal a place in the knockout rounds if they win and PSG avoid a loss to Anderlecht. Celtic, currently third in Group A, can only hope to reach the Europa League if they lose and PSG draw or win.


Bayern's only other visit to Celtic Park came in November 2003 and it ended a goalless stalemate. The Bhoys have some ghoulish reasons to believe they might nick a result tonight:


Jupp Heynckes also offers a somewhat-changed lineup, perhaps with a view to the upcoming Bundesliga clash with Dortmund. Die Roten appear to be lining up in a 4-2-3-1 with James Rodriguez operating as a lone striker. Robben and Coman will be expected to provide the Colombian with service.


Scott Brown returns to Celtic's starting XI, one of six players restored to the team following the weekend draw with Kilmarnock. Tom Rogic, the first name on the teamsheet for many fans, starts on the bench.


Hello, Happy Halloween, and welcome to Eurosport's live commentary of Celtic’s Champions League group stage encounter with Bayern Munich. This is Ryan Bailey (@ryanjaybailey) taking you through all the action from Parkhead tonight.