Tel scored with a spectacular strike in the second minute of injury time, restoring Bayern’s two-goal advantage just as United threatened to stage another remarkable comeback after Casemiro’s 88th-minute goal.
Casemiro scored again in the fifth minute after the break, scoring with a header from Bruno Fernandes’ free-kick, but this time the fairytale ending for United, who won the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern with the help of two late goals, failed to materialize.
United seized the initiative early on when the old rivals met in the group stage, but Harry Kane’s 53rd-minute penalty at 3-1 seemed to be the final blow for an injury-hit team that had lost confidence after starting the Premier League with three defeats in five games. United were missing the injured Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for
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Ten Hag, like his counterpart Thomas Tuch.El was suspended for a suspension in Bayern’s quarterfinal match against Manchester City last season. Assistants Zsolt Löw and Anthony Barry were in charge of the game.
United nearly took the lead when Alphonso Davies failed to clear Facundo Pellistri’s shot from close range. Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich kept out Christian Eriksen’s shot from the rebound.
Bayern had the first chance in the 20th minute, and in the 28th, luck was on United goalkeeper Andre Onan’s side as he deflected Leroy Sane’s harmless shot into the right post after Sane had been paired with Kane.
We started the game well and mistakes are part of soccer, United defender Victor Lindelöf said. ‘We tried to get back into the game but we were playing against a very strong team. But of course it’s not the result we wanted.
Serge Gnabry took advantage of Sane’s shot and four minutes later scored another goal with a shot from distance into the near post. corner.After a great pass from Jamal Musiala to the far post. Early in the second half
Høylund scored a goal with a deflection, but Danish compatriot Eriksen was penalized with VAR for playing with his hand after Dayot Upamecano headed the ball into his hand. Kane converted the penalty and scored his first Champions League goal in a Bayern shirt. The six-time champions maintained control until Casemiro brought some excitement to the end.
It’s a bit of a paradox. We played much better in the second half than we did in the first and we ended up losing the second half while we won the first 2-0, Tuchel told DAZN television. It’s very important for confidence and development. But there are things we have to do better.