FULLTIME: Bayern gets beaten by Lyon, 2-1, in a brave effort by Bayern. A late goal from Lyon took away what would have been a well deserved point.
90- Three minutes for Bayern to chase an equalizer.
86- Goal for Lyon. Amandine Henry scores with a header. Bayern could have defended better although the header was impressive.
83- Bayern makes another change! Simon off, Asseyi on!
80- Emelyne Laurent cuts into the box but Bayern’s defense holds up; Ada Hegerberg misses narrowly from a Lyon attack!
75- 15 mins to go and Lyon get a freekick due to a foul by Hanna Glas, Bayern clears and tries to launch a counter.
65- Chances on both ends here, but desperate clearances keep the score level. Glas and Damnjanovic come on for Jakobsson and Schuller.
60- Lyon have mostly taken control here; however, Bayern have had a few chances lately. They need to capitalize on one and keep Lyon at bay. Nka and Hegerberg come on for Lyon.
50- Boo. That’s a disappointing goal for Bayern to concede after not really allowing any chances for Lyon. A corner kick was cleared out, but Lyon got a shot on target. Kumagai, who has been the best player for either team in this match so far, sees her clearance deflected, and Cayman blasts an easy shot past Benkarth to equalize.
48- Definitely not Schuller’s best game today. Bayern have a 4 on 2 counterattack, but Schuller passes it right to a defender.
46- The second half is underway. Bayern on top 1-0.
HALFTIME: Bayern lead 1-0 over Lyon at halftime thanks to Caro Wenninger (Buchanan OG is the official ruling).
39- A really poor giveaway from Schuller gives Van de Donk an opening, but Benkarth easily saves.
36- Magull does great to block a Van de Donk shot. Lyon get a corner, but a foul on the kick gives Bayern a penalty.
30- Jakobsson has a shot blocked, but it falls near Beerensteyn who hits it first time. Endler has to make a little dive to her right but easily saves.
26- TOR FC BAYERN! Wenninger gets her foot to a cross after a short corner and gives Bayern the 1-0 lead! (It could be ruled an own goal at the end of the day, but still!)
22- Looked like Bayern were generating a solid attack, but Jakobsson’s shot/cross was easily block. Lyon quickly counter, but Benkarth smothers a weak effort.
20- Bayern earn a corner, but Simon’s effort is poor and easily cleared.
12- Malard has gotten free twice now behind the Bayern backline, but she’s unable to really test Benkarth. Defense needs to sharpen up a bit.
10- Endler easily saves Gwinn’s free kick.
8- Beerensteyn draws a foul and stays down. She needs help getting up and walks off slowly. She looks like she’ll be okay to continue.
5- Lyon really pressing Bayern deep in their own half right now, but the Bavarians get the ball clear and reset. Nothing comes of it, but Bayern can’t expect to play like this for 90 minutes.
1- We are underway in Lyon.
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Bayern are doing a little rotation with Wolfsburg coming up this weekend. This means that players like Linda Dallmann, Maxi Rall, and Hanna Glas are on the bench. However, the defense still looks solid with Carolin Simon, Saki Kumagai, Carina Wenninger, and Giulia Gwinn in the backline. The attack remains fierce with Schuller, Buhl, Beerensteyn, and Jakobsson, but the match will be decided based on how well Linda Magull and Sara Zadrazil play in the midfield.
As for Lyon, they’re not really resting anyone. They’re going for it here despite their big match with Paris Saint-Germain this weekend. For American fans, keep an eye on the future of the USWNT in Catarina Macario in the midfield.
Group D in the UEFA Women’s Champions League is heating up, and Bayern Munich have the toughest game of the group ahead of them today when they travel to France to face Lyon.
“We go there to take something that can be counted. Everyone has to get their 100 percent,” head coach Jens Scheuer said. “If we can do that, I am convinced that we will take something away. We go there with a certain amount of anticipation. We want to show that we play good and successful football.”
Lyon currently sit at the top of the group with six points while Bayern have four. They both managed easy wins over BK Häcken (Lyon 3-0, Bayern 4-0); however, it was the match against Benfica that separated the two sides. Bayern only managed a draw away to Benfica while Lyon smashed them 5-0.
It’s a busy week for Bayern. Today, they face Lyon in the UWCL. Saturday, the Bavarians host Wolfsburg in the Frauen Bundesliga. Then, on Wednesday the 17th, they host Lyon in the UWCL. Lyon also have a top league match this weekend, as they play Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France
Time: 8:00 pm local time, 2:00 pm EST
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