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Bayern Munich 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Ryan Sessegnon scores on full debut as Spurs lose

By Gary RoseBBC Sport
Ryan Sessegnon
This was only Sessegnon's fourth appearance for Spurs

Ryan Sessegnon marked his first Tottenham start with a goal but could not prevent Spurs from losing 3-1 to Bayern Munich in their final Champions League group game.

Both sides had already qualified for the last 16, with Bayern progressing as Group B winners and Tottenham going through as runners-up, and consequently they made numerous changes for Wednesday's encounter at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern beat Spurs 7-2 in their first meeting in this season's competition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and took an early lead through Kingsley Coman.

Spurs hit back soon after when Sessegnon showed great composure to bring a pass under control inside the area and rifle a powerful finish beyond Manuel Neuer.

Thomas Muller, on as a first-half substitute after Coman picked up an injury, then struck just before the break when he tapped in after Alphonso Davies had hit the post.

Philippe Coutinho went close to scoring a spectacular third for the hosts but his fierce drive from distance bounced off the underside of the crossbar before being cleared.

The former Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in the second half when he curled into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

Spurs will face one of Barcelona, Juventus, Paris St-Germain, Valencia or RB Leipzig in the last 16, with the draw on Monday.

After the game, Bayern said France forward Coman would be out for "some time" with a capsule tear in the left knee".external-link

Sessegnon shines on full debut

With qualification to the last 16 and positions in the group already sorted before this game, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho understandably opted to give his fringe and young squad players a chance to shine.

After a testing start to his Spurs career, Sessegnon grasped his opportunity with both hands. The 19-year-old signed from Fulham on deadline day but a hamstring injury he picked up in the summer while with England Under-21s had limited him to just three first-team appearances from the bench.

He took just 20 minutes to make an impression in Munich, thundering an unstoppable strike past Neuer after first taking a touch to control Giovani lo Celso's deflected pass.

At 19 years and 207 days, Sessegnon became Spurs' youngest Champions League scorer and went on to put on an assured performance.

He was the standout player for an otherwise flat Spurs who struggled to compete against a Bayern team that barely got out of third gear.

Man of the match - Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham)

Ryan Sessegnon
Sessegnon put in a lively performance that will have done no harm to his chances of a more prominent role in the team under Jose Mourinho

Bayern join an exclusive club - the stats

  • Bayern Munich became just the second club to win all six of their group games in a single Champions League campaign (in the competition's current format, since 2003-04) after Real Madrid, who have done so twice (in 2011-12 and 2014-15).
  • By collecting maximum points (18) and a goal difference of +19 Bayern became the best group winner in the history of the competition.
  • Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has lost each of his three away games at Bayern Munich, with all three coming in the Champions League in charge of different teams (3-2 with Chelsea, 2-1 with Real Madrid and 3-1 with Spurs).
  • Bayern Munich have gone unbeaten at home in the Champions League group stage for the sixth consecutive campaign, winning 17 of their 18 games at the Allianz Arena since the 2014-15 season (D1).
  • Spurs have conceded at least two goals in five of their six games under Jose Mourinho in all competitions (11 in total), including in all three of their away games.
  • Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller scored his 28th Champions League goal at the Allianz Arena - only four players have ever scored more at a single venue in the competition (Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp and Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul and Karim Benzema at the Bernabeu).
  • Ryan Sessegnon is the third-youngest player to score a Champions League goal under Jose Mourinho, after Carlos Alberto (19y 167d) and Mario Balotelli (18y 84d).

'I learned important information' - what they said

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said: "It would be unfair to speak about conclusions. No conclusions, just information and that is very important for me.

"Some of the players played their first minutes with me. Some of the players like Foyth was the first time he played.

"It was important to collect some information, information you normally collect in the season or in pre-season. I just arrived and I need information.

"I am happy with the decisions I made, I hope our supporters understand what I did. Internally we made this decision and we think it was the best decision for the team."

What's next?

Tottenham return to Premier League action this weekend when they travel to Wolves on Sunday (14:00 GMT). Meanwhile, the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League is on Monday (11:00 GMT).


Bayern Munich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Neuer
  • 5Pavard
  • 17Boateng
  • 8Martínez AguinagaSubstituted forGoretzkaat 87'minutes
  • 19Davies
  • 6Thiago Alcántara
  • 32KimmichBooked at 36mins
  • 10Coutinho
  • 22Gnabry
  • 14PerisicSubstituted forZirkzeeat 86'minutes
  • 29ComanSubstituted forMüllerat 27'minutes


  • 9Lewandowski
  • 18Goretzka
  • 25Müller
  • 26Ulreich
  • 28Singh
  • 33Mai
  • 35Zirkzee


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 16Walker-Peters
  • 21Foyth
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 3Rose
  • 17Sissoko
  • 15DierSubstituted forWanyamaat 81'minutes
  • 18Lo CelsoBooked at 36minsSubstituted forSkippat 65'minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 27Lucas MouraSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 65'minutes


  • 6D Sánchez
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 12Wanyama
  • 29Skipp
  • 39Tanganga
  • 49Austin
  • 52Parrott
Gianluca Rocchi

Match Stats

Home TeamBayern MunichAway TeamTottenham
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Bayern München 3, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Bayern München 3, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a through ball.

  5. Post update

    Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Paulo Gazzaniga.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Thiago.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Leon Goretzka replaces Javi Martínez.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Zirkzee replaces Ivan Perisic.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München).

  11. Post update

    Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Perisic (FC Bayern München).

  13. Post update

    Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Victor Wanyama replaces Eric Dier.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

  16. Post update

    Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).


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