German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich ended their UEFA Champions League group stage campaign with a total one hundred percent record, as they defeated Italian Serie A side Inter Milan 2-0 at the Allianz Arena.
Benjamin Pavard opened proceedings in what was a rare goal, while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting added a second deep in the second half as the Bavarians won their group with 18 points out of a possible 18.
In our second clash of the night, Liverpool earned a hard-fought 2-0 win against Napoli at Anfield, with Mo Salah and substitute Darwin Nunez netting in the second half as both teams finished the group stages on 15 points each.
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FULL-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 2-0 Napoli
FULL-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 2-0 Inter Milan
90′ + MIN: Darwin Nunez pokes home from close range to seal the points for the Reds.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 2-0 Napoli (D. Nunez)
86′ MIN: Nunez downward header from Tsimikas’ corner is kept out by Meret. Salah follows in and prods over the line.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-0 Napoli (M. Salah)
72′ MIN: Cameroon frontman Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting makes the points safe for the Bavarians.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Bayern Munich 2-0 Inter Milan (E. M. Choupo-Moting)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Napoli
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-0 Inter Milan
HALF-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Napoli
HALF-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-0 Inter Milan
32′ MIN: The hosts are in front through Benjamin Pavard, off an assist from Joshua Kimmich.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Bayern Munich 1-0 Inter Milan (B. Pavard)
Meanwhile, Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk is taking part in his 200th match since joining Liverpool from fellow Premier League campaigners Southampton.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is managing his 400th match in charge of Liverpool. Also, tonight sees him reach 100 UCL games in management, thus becoming the first German to reach that milestone.
KICK-OFF AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 0-0 Inter Milan
KICK-OFF AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 Napoli
Coach Luciano Spalletti has his big guns in Kvaratsheila and the in-form Victor Osimhen.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has made a few changes to his starting line-up, with Darwin Nunez on the bench as Curtis Jones start. Kostas Tsimikas is handed a starting berth in place of Andy Robertson while Ibrahima Konate deputizes for Joe Gomez.
The visitors will be led by Argentine hitman Lautaro Martinez, Andre Onana is in goal while Joaquin Correa and Robin Gosens are in the XI.
Despite being through to the Round of 16, the Bavarians have put out a decent line-up which includes the likes of Sadio Mane, while Ryan Gravenbach makes a rare start.