Champions League - Group B
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Paris St-Germain 3-0 Bayern Munich

Edinson Cavani scores for Paris St-Germain against Bayern Munich
Edinson Cavani scored in his sixth consecutive Champions League game

Paris St-Germain outgunned Bayern Munich in a heavyweight Champions League showdown to go three points clear at the top of Group B.

Dani Alves fired the hosts into the lead after just 84 seconds following a great run and pass by Neymar.

Alphonse Areola produced a flying save to deny Javi Martinez an equaliser before PSG sealed the points.

Edinson Cavani's first time shot doubled the lead before Neymar made it 3-0 from close range.

Elsewhere in Group B, Celtic won 3-0 away to Anderlecht and are level on points with Bayern.

PSG the real deal?

The last time PSG played one of Europe's biggest clubs in the Champions League they were crushed 6-1 by Barcelona at the last-16 stage last season.

PSG boss Unai Emery included six players from that game yet it was new addition Kylian Mbappe who stole the show with an outstanding attacking display which included two assists.

Bayern, five-time European champions, struggled to deal with the teenager's lightning pace.

Group B

His run into the Bayern penalty area led to Neymar firing home from inside the six-yard box to put the game out of sight.

The Germans had found themselves 2-0 down by the interval.

Fans were still taking their seats at the beginning of the game when Alves' low finish from an angle broke the deadlock after intelligent play by his former Barcelona team-mate Neymar.

The second goal was sumptuous, Cavani finding the net with a first-time strike from just outside the area with Mbappe again involved.

Neymar led the congratulations for the Uruguayan, who this week denied reports that he had been offered a one million euro (£881,000) payment to relinquish penalty duties to his Brazilian team-mate..

PSG have never won the Champions League but they look serious contenders on this evidence.

Worrying times for Bayern

Bayern forced 18 corners and peppered the PSG goal with 16 shots yet lacked the ruthlessness of their opponents.

It might have been a different story had Martinez's shot made it 1-1. Instead Areola produced a fine save on a night to forget for Carlo Ancelotti on his return to his former club.

Substitute Kingsley Coman was also denied by Areola as Bayern slumped to a fifth away defeat in nine European away games.

Together with their stuttering domestic form - the Bundesliga champions have already dropped five points in the first six games - and it has been a far from convincing start to the season for Bayern.

Man of the match - Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain)

Kylian Mbappe celebrates after Paris St-Germain score against Bayern Munich
Kylian Mbappe tore into Bayern Munich and was involved in two of his side's three goals before the 18-year-old received a standing ovation when he was replaced by Angel Di Maria

Why Neymar loves the Champions League - stats

  • Neymar has been directly involved in 40 goals in his 42 Champions League appearances (23 goals, 17 assists).
  • Dani Alves' opener for PSG was the second quickest goal Bayern Munich have ever conceded in the Champions League - 1:24 (second only to Wayne Rooney's goal for Man Utd in March 2010 - 1:03).
  • Bayern Munich have lost three of their past four Champions League games - as many as in their previous 17 in the competition.

What's next?

Paris St-Germain travel to Belgium to face Group B whipping boys Anderlecht on 18 October (19:45 BST) while Bayern Munich host Celtic on the same night (19:45).

Line-ups

PSG

  • 16Areola
  • 32Alves da Silva
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 73minsSubstituted forDraxlerat 89'minutes
  • 8MottaSubstituted forLo Celsoat 86'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 29MbappéSubstituted forDi Maríaat 79'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 10Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1Trapp
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 11Di María
  • 12Meunier
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 23Draxler

Bayern Munich

  • 26Ulreich
  • 32KimmichBooked at 23mins
  • 8Martínez Aguinaga
  • 4Süle
  • 27Alaba
  • 24TolissoSubstituted forRudyat 45'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraBooked at 61mins
  • 23VidalBooked at 45mins
  • 25MüllerSubstituted forRobbenat 69'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 11RodríguezSubstituted forComanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hummels
  • 7Ribéry
  • 10Robben
  • 13Ferreira de Souza
  • 19Rudy
  • 29Coman
  • 36Früchtl
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
46,252

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamBayern Munich
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away18
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, FC Bayern München 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, FC Bayern München 0.

Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler replaces Marco Verratti.

Hand ball by Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München).

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Alphonse Areola.

Attempt saved. Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Alaba.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Giovani Lo Celso replaces Thiago Motta.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neymar (Paris Saint Germain).

Foul by Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München).

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

Foul by Sebastian Rudy (FC Bayern München).

Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sebastian Rudy (FC Bayern München).

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ángel Di María replaces Kylian Mbappe.

Booking

Sebastian Rudy (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sebastian Rudy (FC Bayern München).

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern München).

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Booking

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Attempt missed. Arturo Vidal (FC Bayern München) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Alphonse Areola.

Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

goal

As It Stood

A

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1Man Utd22007166
2FC Basel21015323
3CSKA Moscow210135-23
4Benfica200217-60

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG22008086
2Bayern Munich21013303
3Celtic210135-23
4Anderlecht200206-60

C

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1Chelsea22008176
2Roma21102114
3Atl Madrid201112-11
4FK Qarabag200218-70

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona22004046
2Sporting21013303
3Juventus210123-13
4Olympiakos200225-30

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla21105234
2Liverpool20203302
3Spartak Moscow20202202
4NK Maribor201114-31

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City22006066
2Shakhtar Donetsk210123-13
3Napoli21014313
4Feyenoord200217-60

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas22005146
2FC Porto21014313
3Monaco201114-31
4RB Leipzig201113-21

H

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1Real Madrid22006156
2Tottenham22006156
3B Dortmund200226-40
4Apoel Nicosia200206-60
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