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UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich vs Lyon Highlights: Bayern to meet PSG in final

UEFA Champions League 2020, Bayern Munich vs Olympique Lyon Highlights: Serge Gnabry struck in the 18th minute. He struck again in the 33rd minute to double Bayern's lead before the half-time break. Robert Lewandowski scored from a header in the 88th minute to make it 3-0.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 20, 2020 7:58:44 am
UCLBayern Munich vs Olympique Lyonnais Live Score: The last time Lyon reached this stage of the CL, 10 years ago, they were beaten by Bayern.

UEFA Champions League 2020, Bayern Munich vs Olympique Lyon Highlights: Bayern Munich beat Olympique Lyonnais 3-0 in the second Champions League 2020 semifinal. Serge Gnabry struck for Bayern in the 18th minute despite an attacking start from Lyon. He struck again in the 33rd minute to double Bayern’s lead before the half-time break. Robert Lewandowski scored from a header in the 88th minute to make it 3-0.

Bayern will play in the final against PSG on August 23. Bayern will play in the final of the European Cup/Champions League for the 11th time in the club’s history (equalling AC Milan’s record), with only Real Madrid (16) having participated in more.

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Bayern Munich vs Olympique Lyonnais Champions League Semifinal Highlights:

02:30 (IST)20 Aug 2020
Bayern vs PSG for the crown

Bayern will play in the final of the European Cup/Champions League for the 11th time in the club's history (equalling AC Milan’s record), with only Real Madrid (16) having participated in more.

02:22 (IST)20 Aug 2020
Full Time - Bayern win 3-0

Final whistle. Bayern hold firm. Lyon make a tame ending to the match, their remaining fight snuffed out buy that Lewandowski knockout blow. Bayern to play PSG in Sunday's final.

02:20 (IST)20 Aug 2020
Bayern's legendary No 9

Incredible 55 goals this season for Lewandowski - with 9 in the 9 UCL games. Phenomenal player!

02:16 (IST)20 Aug 2020
' 88 - Lewandowski scores

Lewandowski rises above the defenders and heads the free kick in. His 55th goal of the season. Bayern go 3-0 up.

02:15 (IST)20 Aug 2020
' 87 - Bayern win free kicks

Coutinho dribbles down the middle and releases Pavard on the right, whose cross is blocked. Thiago Mendes is booked for a deliberate looking challenge. Bayern get a free kick. Alaba hits it. Straight to the wall. Another free kick for Bayern as a foul is committed on the corner. Bayern looking in control now to close it out.

02:12 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'84 - Neuer makes another save

Pavard and Tolisso come on for Bayern, as the Bavarians look to close out the job. Cherki puts in a hopeful ball in the middle and Bayern get possession again. Demble, Cherki and Aouar combine to create chance for Lyon. Neuer puts in a dive to collect Aouar's shot. Another good save from Neuer.

02:09 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'82 - Goal by Coutinho ruled out - Bayern attack

Coutinho scores! But the goal is ruled off side. Goretza was the man offside and he got a touch on the ball. A beautiful finish from Coutinho but the goal is ruled out. Coman, Muller, Lewandowski, Goretzka combine to tear the Lyon defence part with a series of passes but the eventual shot is blocked by Lewandowski.

02:07 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'78 - Chance for Coutinho

Neuer throws a ball to release Coutinho with space on the left. Coutinho does well to get into a good position and his shot is parried away by the keeper for a corner. What a throw to make that chance from the goalkeeper. Kimmich and Lewandowski combine to rattle the Lyon defence again but Marcelo manages to clear.

02:05 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'77 - Aouar with pace on the left for Lyon

Aouar dribbles through on the left and gets a low cross into the middle and the new man Cherki lets loose a volley which is blocked. Last 15 minutes. Time running out on Lyon. They've had some more energy as the second half has gone on, but Bayern still holding firm. And Aouar puts up another pacy run, beats Goretzka, earns another throw in an advanced position.

02:01 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'73 - Lyon make attacking changes

A great ball over the top from Goretzka and Lewandowski gets in between the defenders again. His first touch is poor though. Cornet curls in a cross from the left but its just too high for Adelaide. Lyon;s two new men, Tete and Adelaide, having some impact. Lyon take a defender off for a midfielder, looking to throw everything forward. That's the last sub they're allowed to make. Time to gamble!

01:58 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'70 - Lyon look for the break

Muller manages to sneak into the left behind the Lyon defence and whip a cross in and Lwandowski emerges from the shadows to dive in but the keeper latches on. Davies makes another tearing run down the left and earns Bayern another corner. Lyon try to release a through ball but Sule dives in to intercept.

01:54 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'67 - Dembele with a counter

Lyon's young legs beginning to give way now. Bayern regain control, distributing the ball from front to back, looking for the chance to release a wide man with a through ball. They manage to take control of the centre of the park this time, but Dembele steals the ball and takes the ball towards the corner as Lyon get another attack in. Corner for them.

01:50 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'63 - Lyon begin to have more possession

Ekambi almost makes up for the miss, drifts out to the right and whips a dangerous cross into the box. It's ahead of Dembele though and it rolls harmlessly away. Coman is ready to come on for Bayern Munich. Perisic going off for him. Lyon beginning to have more possession now. 

01:47 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'60 - Ekambi misses a big chance

Memphis Depay, who was looking a little flat as the match has wore on, goes off, handing the captain's armand over. Dembele comes on. And Lyon have a chance straightaway. A big chance! The ball is crossed in with Ekambi one on one against Neuer but somehow manages to hit it on the goalkeeper's feet. Big chance missed again!

01:43 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'56 - Lyon get a shot on target after some rare pressure

Lyon look slightly toothless at the moment. A rare period of pressure for them ends with the ball tamely being hit towards the keeper. Bayern keep the ball in their half but Lyon get the ball back again. A good cross comes in from the right and Lyon get a corner. Cries of penalty for handball buth nothing given. The resultant header is on target but Neuer makes it look arrogantly easy to save it. 

01:39 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'51 - Perisic wastes a golden chance

Gnabry makes a cutting run down the right as Bayern show their first signs of speed in the half. Marcal comes across to make a last-ditch tackle. Perisic then wastes a golden chance to go 3-0 up. He is clean through on goal but hits a low shot that Lopez has no problem getting down to it.

01:36 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'48 - Bayern dominate possession as 2nd half starts

Bayern have the ball at their feet as the second half starts. Depay tries to initiate a counter-attack but is blocked off by the Barn defence. Another long ball comes in looking for Muller as Bayern look to stick to their game plan from the 1st half.

01:33 (IST)20 Aug 2020
Second half

The second half begins, with Lyon needing a turnaround. Thiago Mendes to come on after the break. For Bayern, Sule has come on in Boateng's place. It's been a Gnabry-fest today so far though. Wonder what Tony Pulis would be thinking though.

01:18 (IST)20 Aug 2020
Half Time - Bayern 2 - 0 Lyon

No time added on after the first half. It's been Gnabry's half, this one, as Bayern go into the break two goals up, and too good for Lyon. Lyon made a bright start to the half, but missed all the chances that came their way. And how Bayern punished them. Lewandowski missed a chance to put Bayern 3-0 up, but Hansi Flick's boys look in complete control. Lyon need a turnaround. See you in the 2nd half.

01:15 (IST)20 Aug 2020
'44 - Two of Lyon's CBs now booked

Marcal is booked for an aggressive block as Lewandowski goes to ground again. Two of Lyon's defenders now on yellow cards. Goretzka almost manages to send the ball into the centre of Lyon's box after that but the defenders scramble to see it off.