A win could even secure Ro16 qualification!
72’ — Subs: Dayot Upamecano and Leroy Sane come off for Konrad Laimer and Mathys Tel.
62’ — Offside! Torreira scored but Icardi was offside in the buildup, just barely.
52’ — Harry Kane hits the post!
45’ — The second half is underway.
Halftime observations and analysis
- Much better so far than the game at Istanbul, but Bayern Munich really should be doing a lot better at home against Galatasaray.
- If not for Manuel Neuer, Mauro Icardi would’ve had a couple tonight. Guy’s been a wall at the back.
- Joshua Kimmich is fighting for dear life, he may be cooked if he can’t show a better performance tonight.
- Musiala’s injury shows why rotation is important. He’s played every game since coming back from a previous injury and now it’s resulted in what looks like a hamstring tear.
- Harry Kane sometimes plays more like a DM than a striker.
Halftime: Bayern Munich 0-0 Galatasaray.
40’ — Sub: Thomas Müller is on for Jamal Musiala, who seems to have pulled a hamstring.
38’ — Musiala is down and has signaled the bench, bad news.
30’ — Minutes and no goals. Bayern Munich are not cooking.
Kickoff: We’re underway!
One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! It’s as we all expected, with Bayern Munich opting for a standard 4-2-3-1 consisting of Harry Kane as the striker, Jamal Musiala at attacking midfield, Leroy Sané and Kingsley Coman in their usual spots, and Joshua Kimmich returning to the XI. Noussair Mazraoui, Leon Goretzka, and Dayot Upamecano all start despite being doubtful before the game.
Bayern Munich are finally back at the Allianz Arena to host Turkish champions Galatasaray in the Champions League.
With qualification to the Round of 16 within reach, Thomas Tuchel hopes to continue his unbeaten start in the CL this season and get ever so closer to finishing the final group stage of this format unbeaten. The only problem is, Galatasaray put tremendous pressure on Bayern the last time these two sides met, and the coach needs his team to be on its A game tonight. With all the stars he has, there’s only really one acceptable result from this game.
It’s Bayern time.
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