Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich: Atletico fate in balance as Bayern snatch late draw

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich: Atletico fate in balance as Bayern snatch late draw

Joao Felix (centre) challenges Bayern Munich players
Joao Felix was superb for Atletico and scored his eighth goal of the season

Atletico Madrid must avoid defeat in their final group game at Red Bull Salzburg to ensure qualification for the Champions League last 16 after they were held to a draw by Bayern Munich.

Atletico were heading for the knockout rounds after Joao Felix’s opening goal.

But substitute Thomas Muller earned an under-strength Bayern a draw with a late penalty after a foul by Felipe.

Bayern are already through to the last 16 but have now seen their 15-game European winning run ended.

However, there are more positives than negatives for the Bundesliga leaders to take from the game.

Having already won Group A and with a game against the side directly below them in the German top flight, RB Leipzig, to come this weekend, Hansi Flick opted to omit many of his star players.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, midfielder Leon Goretzka and striker Robert Lewandowski did not even travel to Spain, while the likes of Serge Gnabry and Muller started on the bench, before coming on for the last 30 minutes.

But a young side that included former Chelsea academy players Bright Arrey-Mbi and Jamal Musiala equipped itself well against a much more experienced Atletico team.

Musiala, who became Bayern’s youngest ever goalscorer when he netted in September’s 8-0 win over Schalke and made his England Under-21 debut as a 17-year-old last month, was especially lively.

And while Muller’s late leveller was somewhat harsh on the home side, who had 13 attempts at goal to the visitors’ six, it was further proof of the dogged determination that complements their undoubted ability.

The result was also harsh on Felix, a player who is now starting to shine after a quiet first year following his £113m move from Benfica.

The 21-year-old’s goal – his eighth of the season and third in five Champions League games – showcased his superb movement and predatory instinct as he darted to the near post to finish Marcos Llorente’s cross.

They will need another performance from him in eight days’ time when they visit a Salzburg side who won 3-1 at Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 15SavicBooked at 86mins
  • 2GiménezSubstituted forFelipeat 68′minutes
  • 22Hermoso
  • 23Trippier
  • 14Llorente
  • 6Koke
  • 8Saúl
  • 21CarrascoSubstituted forLodi dos Santosat 87′minutes
  • 10CorreaSubstituted forHerreraat 80′minutes
  • 7SequeiraSubstituted forLemarat 87′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grbic
  • 5Torreira
  • 11Lemar
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 16Herrera
  • 17Saponjic
  • 18Felipe
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 27Camello
  • 30Valera
  • 31San Román
  • 35Sanabria

Bayern Munich

  • 35Nübel
  • 4Süle
  • 27Alaba
  • 21Hernández
  • 20SarrBooked at 43minsSubstituted forRichardsat 62′minutes
  • 42MusialaSubstituted forStillerat 76′minutes
  • 8Martínez AguinagaSubstituted forMüllerat 62′minutes
  • 43Arrey-MbiSubstituted forGnabryat 61′minutes
  • 10Sané
  • 11Douglas CostaSubstituted forZirkzeeat 86′minutes
  • 13Choupo-Moting

Substitutes

  • 5Pavard
  • 7Gnabry
  • 14Zirkzee
  • 17Boateng
  • 25Müller
  • 29Coman
  • 34Schneller
  • 36Stiller
  • 39Hoffmann
  • 41Richards
  • 49Zaiser

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Bayern München 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Bayern München 1.

  3. Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

  4. Attempt blocked. Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

  5. Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern München).

  6. Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Foul by Niklas Süle (FC Bayern München).

  8. Renan Lodi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

  10. Attempt missed. Mario Hermoso (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Thomas Lemar with a cross following a set piece situation.

  11. Foul by David Alaba (FC Bayern München).

  12. Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Thomas Lemar replaces João Félix.

  14. Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Renan Lodi replaces Yannick Carrasco.

  15. Substitution, FC Bayern München. Joshua Zirkzee replaces Douglas Costa.

  16. Stefan Savic (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Bayern München 1. Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  18. Penalty FC Bayern München. Thomas Müller draws a foul in the penalty area.

  19. Penalty conceded by Felipe (Atlético de Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Foul by Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern München).

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