Bayern Munich made history on Wednesday by also winning its sixth game in the group stage of the Champions League. Eighteen-year-old Dutchman Joshua Zirkzee was allowed to make his official debut in the home match against Tottenham Hotspur (3-1).
Ivan Perisic came on for Zirkzee in the Allianz Arena after 86 minutes. At that moment the final score was already on the scoreboard. Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller and Philippe Coutinho scored for the home team and Ryan Sessegnon made the 1-1 on behalf of the 'Spurs'.
Bayern Munich thus closed for the first time in club history and as the first German club ever to finish the group stage of the Champions League with six victories in six duels. Real Madrid was the last team in the 2014/2015 season with a clear group stage.
With eighteen points and a goal difference of +19, the 'Rekordmeister' statistically scored even the best group stage in the Champions League history.
Bayern was certain of the group win before the final round, while Tottenham Hotspur already knew that it would be number two in the eighth finals.
Zirkzee was transferred last month by interim trainer Hansi Flick to the A-selection of Bayern. The talented striker, who mainly plays his matches for the second team of the German champion, extended his contract earlier this season to mid 2023.
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Olympiacos in extremis to Europa League
In the other match in group B, Olympiacos won 1-0 against Red Star at home. The Greeks can therefore be number three in the knock-out phase of the Europa League.
Youssef El Arabi made the freeing goal from a penalty three minutes before the end. In the final phase of the first half, Tomané shot the bar of 11 meters on behalf of Red Star.
Final position group B
- 1. Bayern Munich: 6-18 (24-5)
- 2. Tottenham Hotspur: 6-10 (18-14)
- 3. Olympiacos: 6-4 (8-14)
- 4. Red Star Belgrade: 6-3 (3-20)
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