Bayern Munich breeze past Tottenham with both sides already through to the Champions League last 16

Tom HomewoodAssistant Producer
Yahoo Sport UK
Coutinho made it 3-1 (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Coutinho made it 3-1 (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich breezed past Tottenham in their final group game of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena with both side already through to the last 16 of the competition.

Kingsley Coman put the home side in front after Bayern piled on the pressure early, but Ryan Sessegnon hit back within five minutes, hammering home into the bottom corner.

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Serge Gnabry struck the woodwork before Thomas Muller restored Bayern’s lead in the final minute of the half, seconds later Philippe Coutinho almost made matters worse smashing the crossbar from 25-yards out.

Coutinho rounded off a comfortable 3-1 win 20 minutes into the second half when given too much time and space to pick his spot by the Tottenham defense, but it didn’t matter for Jose Mourinho’s side, Munich had already secured top spot in Group B with Spurs guaranteed second ahead of kick-off.

Coman put Munich ahead before going off injured (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Coman put Munich ahead before going off injured (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso were handed their first starts under Mourinho, while Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose also returned to the starting line-up.

Gnabry, who scored four goals in the 7-2 win in the reverse fixture, started for Bayern, with Robert Lewandowski named on the bench.

Gnabry almost opened the scoring inside three minutes for the home side when he broke the Spurs defence, but the former Arsenal man prodded wide of the post.

It was Bayern who had the next best chance to open the scoring, but this time they were kept by a smart stop from Paulo Gazzaniga. A cross from the left fell to Benjamin Pavard and his effort was thwarted by Gazzaniga’s sharp reflexes.

Kingsley Coman did find the back of the net for Munich in the 14th minute and this time their keeper couldn’t save them.

Gnabry picked out an unmarked Coman on the left side of the box and he calmly picks his spot in the far corner.

Five minutes after going behind, Spurs were back on level terms through Ryan Sessegnon.

The ball fell nicely to the feet of the highly rated young winger who smashed it into the bottom corner from the left side of the box.

Sessegnon scores his first goal for Spurs under Mourinho (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Sessegnon scores his first goal for Spurs under Mourinho (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Lo Celso fired over the Bayern bar in an attempt to put the Mourinho’s men in front on the 30 minute mark, before substitute Thomas Muller, who had just come on for the injured goalscorer Coman, tried to make an instant impression but bundled wide.

Moussa Sissoko should have put Spurs 2-1 up a couple of minutes later. Eriksen put the Frenchman clean through but he decided to clip the ball wide and out of play rather than having an attempt on goal.

Bayern upped the tempo before the break and Gnabry almost restored the home side’s lead but saw his effort cannon back off the post.

Muller put Bayern back in front in the final minute of the half. Gnabry's low cross come shot was diverted by Toby Alderweireld to Alphonso Davies, whose effort came back off the left-hand post straight to Muller.

Philippe Coutinho almost made matters worse for Spurs in injury time, smashing a strike from 25-yards out into the underside of the bar.

Muller celebrates after putting Munich 2-1 up (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Muller celebrates after putting Munich 2-1 up (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

It was all Bayern after the restart and Gazzaniga was called into action to turn away Coutinho's snapshot from a tight angle.

Coutinho finally got his goal in the 64th minute and Spurs only had themselves to blame. They stood off the former Liverpool man allowing him time and space to bend into the bottom right corner.

Son was clean through on goal in injury time and should have pulled one back for Spurs but his effort was saved by Manuel Neuer's legs.

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