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

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.

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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)

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).

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Match Stats

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

Full Time

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

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.

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

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Paulo Gazzaniga.

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.

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Benjamin Pavard (FC Bayern München).

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

Foul by Ivan Perisic (FC Bayern München).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Victor Wanyama replaces Eric Dier.

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

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

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

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

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

Foul by Javi Martínez (FC Bayern München).

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München).

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur).

Foul by Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München).

Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

Foul by Ivan Perisic (FC Bayern München).

Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Oliver Skipp replaces Giovani Lo Celso.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min replaces Lucas Moura.

Goal!

Goal! FC Bayern München 3, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alphonso Davies.

Attempt saved. Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Perisic.

Attempt missed. Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur).

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