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Viktoria Plzeň v Bayern München Live Commentary, 12/10/2022

FT
2 - 4
PLZ
FCB
A. Vlkanova (62)
J. Kliment (75)
S. Mané (10)
T. Müller (14)
L. Goretzka (25)
L. Goretzka (35)
Doosan Aréna

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
Bayern are through to the round of 16 after that win, as Barcelona and Inter drew 3-3 in the other group game. Their attention now turns back to the Bundesliga, where they face Freiburg on Sunday. Plzen stay bottom of the group with no points, and they have Jablonec in the league next time out.
Bayern see out a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen. The visitors were cruising at half-time with a 4-0 lead - Mane dinked it over Stanek to open the scoring and Muller followed it up with a tap-in four minutes later. Goretzka's brace rounded off the scoring with two well-taken finishes. Bayern didn't have the same urgency about them in the second half though and that let Plzen back in. Vlkanova rifled the first into the bottom corner before Kliment pulled another one back on the turn.
90' + 2' FULL-TIME: VIKTORIA PLZEN 2-4 BAYERN MUNICH.
M. Sabitzer
Yellow Card
Bayern München
90' Sabitzer clips Kalvach's heels before pushing him to ground, and it earns him a yellow card.
89' Stanisic is tripped by Holik and he wins a free-kick in a good position down the left. Kimmich swings a deep cross into the far post, but it's met by Hejda, who clears his lines.
87' Another sloppy pass in midfield almost catches Bayern out, with Bucha hooking it forward for Kliment to chase. Wanner is alert to the danger though and gets across to intercept it.
85' Kalvach nicks it in front of Gravenberch before helping it onto Pilar just inside the box. He doesn't realise that he has time, so he rushes his shot, slicing it well wide of the far post.
83' Another jolt of excitement goes around the stadium as Pavard loses the ball inside him own box and Mosquera pounces onto it. He whips a dangerous cross into the six-yard box, but Wanner blocks it.
V. Pilař
A. Vlkanova
Viktoria Plzeň
81' Final change for Plzen now, and it's Vlkanova that's making way for Pilar.
80' Bayern are dominating possession here, but it's all in front of Plzen. Gravenberch spots Mane's run off the back of the defenders but hits his throughball straight at Tijani.
J. Mosquera
Yellow Card
Viktoria Plzeň
78' It's a clumsy tackle from Mosquera on Tel, and he's shown a yellow card.
77' OFF THE BAR! Bayern are desperate to add to their goal tally now, with Sabitzer putting in a good cross from the left. Gravenberch's shot is parried away by Stanek, but it falls to Tel on the rebound. He tries to rifle it into the top right corner, but it clips the top of the bar.
L. Holík
Assist
Viktoria Plzeň
75' Holik matches Kliment's run down the right, offering him support for the one-twos before setting up the goal.
J. Kliment
Goal
Viktoria Plzeň
75' KLIMENT SCORES! It's lovely build-up from Plzen as they work it down their right, with Kliment involved in the move from the start. He plays a couple of one-twos with Holik to get through Bayern and when it comes to him in the box, he spins before firing his shot across goal and out of Ulreich's reach. 4-2!
74' Kimmich slides in to intercept Holik's pass and it ends up being a good ball out to Tel on the right. He bursts into the box and has support with him, but chooses to go it alone this time, blazing his shot high over the bar.
72' Wanner gifts the ball back to Plzen this time, and Vlkanova quickly looks to pick out Kliment through the middle. He has Sabitzer tight to him though and can't pull away into space.
M. Sabitzer
L. Sané
Bayern München
70' And Sane is also taken off and replaced by Sabitzer.
P. Wanner
D. Upamecano
Bayern München
70' Final changes for Bayern now, and Upamecano is the first to make way, with Wanner on for him.
68' Pavard threads it through for Gravenberch, who helps it onto Choupo-Moting. Instead of having a run at goal, he plays a pullback behind Sane and Plzen break on the counter.
66' There's a bit of sloppiness starting to creep into Bayern's game now. Plzen are pressing them higher up the pitch, and it catches Stanisic out, so he ends up giving away a free-kick, but it comes to nothing.
N. Mazraoui
Yellow Card
Bayern München
64' Mazraoui kicks through the back of Mosquera in an attempt to win the ball and is shown the first yellow card of the game.
J. Mosquera
Assist
Viktoria Plzeň
62' Mosquera was under pressure from Mazraoui at the far post, but he managed to cushion the header down for Vlkanova.
A. Vlkanova
Goal
Viktoria Plzeň
62' VLKANOVA SCORES! That's got the Plzen fans going! Bucha swings another cross in from the right and Mosquera can only nod it back to the edge of the box. Vlkanova is completely unmarked and he rifles it into the near bottom corner, while Ulreich can only watch. 4-1!
61' WHAT A SAVE! Bucha has peeled out to the right and he whips a great cross onto the edge of the six-yard box for Pernica. He flicks a header on and Ulreich doesn't know much about it from such close range, but he's in the right place to block it.
60' Again, Upamecano isn't alert to the danger and he's beaten to it by Kliment on the edge of his own box. He lays it off to Jirka and Kimmich has to slide in to prevent the cross.
58' CLOSE! Pernica's cross is casually nodded down by Upamecano to Pavard, not realising that Jirka is right behind him. The substitute latches onto it and hits his shot on the half-turn from the left of the box, but can only pick out the side netting.
R. Gravenberch
L. Goretzka
Bayern München
56' Goretzka won't have the chance to get a hat-trick as he's taken off and replaced by Gravenberch.
54' Mazraoui slides in needlessly on Pernica, and Plzen take the free-kick quickly. Mosquera bursts forward down the left before trying to slide it into Kliment, but he can't get in front of Pavard to bring it under control.
52' GREAT CHANCE! Kimmich's flick starts the move with Sane playing a brilliant throughball out to Tel on the right. He has the chance to go for goal, but unselfishly squares it across the box and Choupo-Moting can only poke it over the bar.
50' Mazraoui slides it forward, with Choupo-Moting and Sane both flicking it on to Goretzka on the edge of the box. Stanek slides in to touch the ball away from him and Goretzka goes down just after, but he's only won a corner.
48' There are shouts for a penalty from the home fans after Kliment goes to ground in the box. A heavy touch got away from him though, so he initiated the contact with Upamecano, and the referee tells him to get up.
46' Plzen get us back underway for the second half!
J. Kliment
T. Chorý
Viktoria Plzeň
46' And Kliment is also brought on for Chory.
L. Holík
M. Havel
Viktoria Plzeň
46' Havel is also making way, with Holik on in his place.
L. Pernica
V. Jemelka
Viktoria Plzeň
46' And Plzen are making a triple change. Jemelka is the first to go off, with Pernica on for him.
E. Choupo-Moting
K. Coman
Bayern München
46' Bayern are making a change at the break, with Choupo-Moting coming on to replace Coman.
The only negative to come out of the first half for Bayern is the loss of Muller to injury, with so many of the squad already missing, but Nagelsmann will be looking for more of the same. Plzen had a couple of brights moments, but they weren't able to make their chances count.
Bayern are in total control with a 4-0 half-time lead over Plzen. It took the visitors just 10 minutes to break the deadlock with Mane dinking a lovely shot over Stanek before Muller added a second just four minutes later with a tap-in. Goretzka got the other two - his first curled past the keeper into the far side of the net while he coolly slotted in the other shortly after.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: VIKTORIA PLZEN 0-4 BAYERN MUNICH.
45' + 2' There's a nervy moment at the back for Ulreich as he plays it blindly across his box. Pavard is there but doesn't realise Mosquera is behind him and he just clears his lines in time.
45' Stanisic overruns it out of play and Stanek takes the goal-kick quickly to catch out Bayern. Jirka goes long for Mosquera in the left of the box, but he rushes the shot as he lifts it high and wide of the far post.
43' SAVE! Bayern are passing it through Plzen with ease at the moment and Mane plays the reverse pass through for Tel. He's one-on-one with Stanek but drills his low shot straight at the keeper.
41' Mazraoui knocks it out of play after taking it past Kalvach, but he's allowed to clip a cross into the far post. Goretzka nods it back into the middle, but can only pick out Hejda.
39' There's a coming together off the ball between Mazraoui and Mosquera as the defender drags him back, but it's the Bayern man that isn't happy. The referee has to go across to split them up, and he sends Mazraoui away with a warning.
37' SAVE! The Plzen defenders flock to Mane on the edge of the D, but he quickly switches it out to Coman on the right. He takes a touch before firing an early shot towards the near post, but it's straight at Stanek.
L. Sané
Assist
Bayern München
35' Sane takes it past three Plzen defenders as he takes it to the edge of the D from the left wing before sliding it through for Goretzka.
L. Goretzka
Goal
Bayern München
35' GORETZKA SCORES AGAIN! The Plzen defenders just can't get close to Sane, and he fizzes a good throughball into the box. Goretzka times his run perfectly and is one-on-one with the keeper when he coolly slots his second goal into the back of the net. 4-0 Bayern!
34' CLOSE! Upamecano lifts another lovely ball over the top and Mane stretches to bring it under control. He cuts inside, dragging it past two Plzen defenders before dragging his shot just wide of the near post.
32' Plzen just can't cope with the threat coming from Bayern's left side as Coman plays a clever one-two with Mane to get in behind. He gets the cross wrong this time though as he curls it straight into Stanek's gloves.
30' SAVE! That's a big chance for Plzen! It's a sloppy pass out from Ulreich to Goretzka and Vlkanova gets in front of him to tee up Mosquera. He tries to chip the keeper, but Ulreich makes himself big to smother it.
M. Tel
T. Müller
Bayern München
28' It's not clear what Muller's injury was, but it's a problem for Nagelsmann's already depleted squad. He won't be coming back onto the field, and Tel is on for him.
27' Bayern are currently playing with 10 men as Muller left the pitch and made his way straight down the tunnel. The visitors are still on the attack though, with Coman sliding it into the box, but Stanek clears his lines.
E. Jirka
J. Kopic
Viktoria Plzeň
25' Kopic was holding his wrist earlier and looked to be in a bit of pain. He's taken off and replaced by Jirka.
L. Goretzka
Goal
Bayern München
25' GORETZKA SCORES! Muller finds himself in space down the right and he whips a good cross into the box and Sane helps it on as he has his back to goal. Goretzka is unmarked and has time to take a touch before curling his shot past Stanek into the far bottom corner. 3-0 Bayern!
24' Mosquera nicks it off Goretzka on the edge of the box and he tries to set Plzen on the counter. His team-mates are slow to follow him though, and he's quickly dispossessed.
22' Bayern are back to dominating possession, but it's all in front of Plzen until Coman surges through the middle of the pitch. He touches it through to Sane, but a heavy first touch from him gifts it to Stanek.
20' Plzen are starting to up the pressure a little more here, with Jemelka carrying it down the left again. He pulls it back to Vlkanova this time, but he can't sort out his feet quick enough to have a shot.
18' Chory caught Upamecano on the side of his head with his boot as they tumbled to the ground, and the defender is receiving treatment. After going through the checks, he's okay to carry on.
16' Mosquera is dragging his side upfield and Pavard gets out to cut out his run. Kalvach swings the free-kick in from the left, but it's cleared away by Stanisic.
K. Coman
Assist
Bayern München
14' Plzen didn't spot the danger and Coman had acres of space to run into, and he puts it on a plate for Muller at the far post.
T. Müller
Goal
Bayern München
14' MULLER SCORES! And it already looks like this could be a long night for Plzen. It comes down Bayern's left again, with Goretzka threading it through for Coman on the wing this time. He plays a brilliant low cross to the edge of the six-yard box, where Muller is left with a simple tap-in. 2-0 Bayern!
12' Bayern are keeping the pressure on here as it's switched out to Mane on the left again. He loses Havel as he lays it off to Coman, but he can't get it under control when Hejda closes him down.
L. Goretzka
Assist
Bayern München
10' Goretzka's return pass to Mane is perfectly-weighted as he slots it through the gap in the crowd to pick out the forward.
S. Mané
Goal
Bayern München
10' MANE SCORES! It's a lovely goal from Bayern! Upamecano spreads it out to Mane on the left, and he drives down the wing before playing a one-two with Goretzka as he continues his run into the box. He gets in front of Havel and dinks a lovely shot over Stanek into the near bottom corner. 1-0 Bayern!
8' Kalvach spins away from Muller and spreads it out to Kopic, who surges forward on the counter for Plzen. He gets a yard on Stanisic and floats a cross in, but Upamecano makes a comfortable clearance.
6' Bayern are moving it upfield quickly every time they win it back, with Stanisic and Mane linking up well down the left this time. The winger tries to slide it through for Goretzka, but there's too much on the pass and it rolls straight out.
4' Goretzka doesn't realise that Bucha is hovering just behind him, and the midfielder tries to set Plzen on the counter. He looks to Mosquera down the right, but Kimmich is there for Bayern.
2' CHANCE! Havel cuts out Kimmich's switch but is quickly dispossessed by Stanisic, who touches it onto Mane. He curls a good cross into the far post for Sane, who curls his shot towards the far post, but it's always swerving wide.
1' Muller gets the game underway for Bayern!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Bayern are unbeaten in their last 31 Champions League group stage matches (won 28, drawn three), a record run for a team in the history of the competition. They’ve won their last 10 such games, and a win today will set a new record for consecutive group stage wins.
Julian Nagelsmann is forced into making six changes from the draw with Dortmund through injuries. Ulreich, Mazraoui, Stanisic, Kimmich, Muller and Coman are all brought in. Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies, Matthijs de Ligt and Serge Gnabry are all missing through injury, while Jamal Musiala is out after testing positive for COVID-19. Sabitzer starts on a depleted bench of just six substitutes.
Michal Bilek makes just three changes to the side that beat Mlada Boleslav at the weekend. Stanek starts in goal, with Hejda and Mosquera also coming into the team. Bucha also starts after returning from suspension. Tvrdon, Pernica and Bassey drop to the bench.
BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Marcel Sabitzer, Ryan Gravenberch, Johannes Schenk, Mathys Tel, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Paul Wanner.
BAYERN MUNICH STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Sven Ulreich; Noussair Mazraoui, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Josip Stanisic; Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich; Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Sadio Mane.
VIKTORIA PLZEN SUBS: Ales Cemak, Fortune Bassey, Libor Holik, Vaclav Pilar, Modou N'Diaye, Erik Jirka, Martin Jedlicka, Marian Tvrdon, Jan Kliment, Ludek Pernica.
VIKTORIA PLZEN STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Jindrich Stanek; Milan Havel, Lukas Hejda, Mohamed Tijani, Vaclav Jemelka; Lukas Kalvach, Pavel Bucha; Jan Kopic, Adam Vlkanova, Jhon Mosquera; Tomas Chory.
Bayern could secure their place in the knockout stages with a victory today, but only if Barcelona drop points in their match with Inter, though even if Barca win, three points here would pretty much see Bayern through to the round of 16. They've won all three of their games without conceding, a big contrast to their league form which saw them squander a 2-0 lead to draw with Borussia Dortmund at the weekend. Plzen currently prop up the table with no points so far and just one goal scored. They're still unbeaten in the league this season and will be hoping to pull off a huge shock to stay in contention for at least a Europa League spot in a tough group.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League Group C meeting between Viktoria Plzen and Bayern Munich at the Doosan Arena!