Bayern Munich vs Barcelona LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction tonight

Follow all the latest updates from the Champions League match at the Allianz Arena as Bayern chase a perfect group record and Xavi tries to salvage Barca’s campaign

Sarah Rendell
Wednesday 08 December 2021 22:12
Barça stars train at Allianz Arena ahead of FC Bayern showdown

Barcelona find new levels of humiliation. This Champions League elimination wasn’t an 8-2 or one of those collapses, but it was a first group-stage elimination since 2001.

Far from a vision of how to play the game, they are the ultimate image of an empire that has crumbled. You could say this 3-0 win was another illustration of Bayern Munich’s own power as they secured a 100% record from the group, but they didn’t have to reach such heights. It was all so easy for the German champions, as they seemed to get through Barcelona with every single attack.

Almost the worst thing about it was how it never felt like they had any chance at all. That was even before Benfica basically ended any tension on the evening by going ahead against Dynamo Kyiv before the 20th minute of the other match.

This defeat, and elimination, was of course down to so much more than what actually happened on the night. There were the ghosts of many bad Barca defeats to Bayern within it, after all.

It is the latest consequence of a long decline, and a series of bad decisions taken at every turn.


Full-time: Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

So as predicted after their 3-0 opening Champions League loss to Bayern Munich, Barcelona are out of the Champions League thanks to another 3-0 defeat at the hands of the German champions.

Muller, Sane and Musiala all scored to kill Barca’s hopes of progressing as Benfica clinically beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in the other group game.

To catch up with all the action from this one, our report is below:

Barcelona out of Champions League after being easily beaten by Bayern Munich

Bayern 3-0 Barcelona: Muller and Sane in the first half and Musiala in the second send the Catalan side into the Europa League

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 22:10

Full-time: Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

Peter Crouch has called Barcelona in the Europa League “unthinkable”.

But tonight wasn’t the Barca we all know. Sloppy mistakes, horrific defence and lack of attack just saw them fade.

Bayern were clinical and it just shows their dedication when players, like Lewandowski and Sane, looking disappointed when chances didn’t come off at 3-0 up.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 22:05

Full-time: Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

The upset for Barcelona wasn’t to be but defending champions Chelsea were handed a shock earlier today.

In a thrilling match the Blues went 1-0 up over Zenit but were 2-1 down at half-time. Lukaku and Werner put them back in the lead but Zenit scored a late equaliser.

The result means they finish their group in second, for all the action read our report:

Late Zenit equaliser leaves Chelsea second in Champions League group

Zenit 3-3 Chelsea: A Timo Werner brace wasn’t enough to send the Blues through as group winners

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 22:00

Full-time: Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

This season Bayern have put two 3-0 performances over Barcelona but it does have to be said Xavi’s side look slightly better than the team who hosted Nagelsmann’s side.

The scoreline may be the same but the first half did show promise from Barcelona. It is a big job for Xavi but if he’s given the time he could rebuild the Spanish giants.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 21:58

FULL-TIME: Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

Barcelona are out of the Champions League after another thumping from Bayern Munich.

The final score could easily have been five or six nil. Sane has seen three scorable chances gone and only a few chances early in the first half from Dembele showed a glimpse of threat from the visitors.

Muller opened the scoring, his 50th Champions League goal, with Sane and Musiala adding two more.

Bayern join Liverpool and Ajax with a perfect six wins from six.

Dire times for Barca who fail to qualify for the knock-out stages for the first time since the 2000/01 season. Benfica put the nail in the coffin for Xavi’s side as they defeated Dynamo Kyiv 2-0. Barca are heading to the Europa League.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 21:53

Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

90 mins: It’s been more of the same for the last few minutes with Barcelona just offering nothing.

Depay looks uncomfortable, touching his hamstring, which will be a worry for Xavi.

There are three minutes added here but the match may as well have heard the full time whistle at 90 minutes.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 21:51

Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

87 mins: Sane again with another goal gone begging. Ter Stegen, who’s had a poor match, slips as he came out to challenge him but Sane’s strike sails over the bar.

The star should definitely have a hat-trick by now and looks frustrated as another chance goes awry.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 21:47

Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

85 mins: Mingueza is down and it looks serious as he gets an elbow to his face.

Break in play here as medics tend to the player who rose to his feet and continued to play.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 21:45

Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

82 mins: Barca had a corner which they took short again. The ball was eventually thumped into the box but it reached a Bayern head first.

It came back in but Neuer collected.

Richards is booked for a foul on Araujo and conceded a free kick. Depay took it but Bayern silenced the threat but gave away a corner. The attempt from that is skied by Gavi.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 21:42

Bayern Munich 3-0 Barcelona

78 mins: Barca have had the lions share of possession here but they’ve been forced back to their keeper.

There seems to be no go forward in this team despite the need for a win. The players must know a victory is unlikely but fans will be gutted with this performance.

Bayern have made more changes with Lewandowski and Sule off. Tillman and Nianzou on.

Sarah Rendell8 December 2021 21:38

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