Video Highlight: Bayern Munich vs Tottenham Hotspur [3 – 1] | Match Review
- Goals from Kingsley Coman and Thomas Muller have given the hosts a deserved lead despite youngster Ryan Sessegnon smashing home his first-ever goal for Tottenham.
Philippe Coutinho showed the Premier League what it’s missing with a masterclass display against Tottenham.
The former Liverpool midfielder ran the show in the final Champions League Group B clash, which was effectively a dead rubber with both sides already through.
Jose Mourinho left Harry Kane and Dele Alli at home, while Robert Lewandowski did not come off the Bayern bench in a fairly one-sided affair.
Bayern took the lead when Serge Gnabry – who devastated Tottenham in the 7-2 thrashing in October – weaved across the box before releasing Kingsley Coman to finish a placed shot first time.
Spurs soon hit back though, as youngster Ryan Sessegnon broke his duck on his first start for the club.
After nice play down the right, a deflected pass worked its way to the 19-year-old, who took one touch to control before lashing a half-volley past Manuel Neuer at the near post.
Coman was causing Kyle Walker-Peters problems down the left, but suffered a gruesome-looking knee injury which forced him out of the game.
His replacement Thomas Muller had a similar impact however, as he reacted quickest to put his side in front just before half-time.
Gnabry was again involved as his ball across the six-yard box was struck off the post by Alphonso Davies, before Muller stabbed the rebound home.
Muller then crashed a long-range thunderbolt off the underside of the crossbar as Tottenham hung on for the break.
Any hopes they had of avenging the humiliating drubbing in the home tie gradually ebbed away though, as Coutinho pulled the strings for Bayern.
Spurs struggled to take the ball off the Brazilian, who seemed hellbent on scoring.
And indeed he eventually got his reward, opening up his body on the edge of the box before curling a shot into the bottom corner.
It was trademark Coutinho, and a goal we’ve seen him score many a time. Spurs should have known better.
The introductions of Oliver Skipp and Son Heung-Min into the game breathed a little life into Spurs who were by now dragging their feet.
Son had a good chance to score not long after coming on, but delayed his shot too long giving Davies the time to recover.
He then got through again in the dying minutes one-on-one with Neuer but never looked confident as the Bayern stopper thwarted his attempt.
Bayern’s win sees them become the seventh side to earn maximum points in their Champions League group, and along with Spurs they now await their fate in Monday’s last-16 draw.