Champions League: Manchester City v Bayern Munich, plus updates from Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester United - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League: Manchester City v Bayern Munich, plus updates from Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester United - LIVE!

BY JAMES ORR

by j.orr
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of this vital Champions League group stage fixture between Manchester City and Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium, plus updates from Ukraine, where Manchester United take on Shakhtar Donetsk.

We want to hear what you think. To do that, use the 'Make a comment' button below and we'll post the best ones. You can also take part in our poll on how far you think Manchester City will progress in the Champions League this season. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

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  • 5 mins: A strong leap from Richards in the Bayern area, but his header is well caught by Neuer. The Germans on the counter-attack..but it comes to nothing. 
    10/2/2013 6:51:18 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester City 0 Bayern Munich 1 (Ribery 7 mins)
    10/2/2013 6:51:57 PM
  • England No 1 Joe Hart has had his critics this season, and they will continue after that goal. Franck Ribery cuts in from the right and powers in a shot from 25 yards, and it beats Hart at his near post. On the face of it that should have been a straightforward save.
    10/2/2013 6:53:55 PM
  • It has already been a night to forget for Joe Hart..



    10/2/2013 6:55:26 PM
  • 13 mins: Richards jumps to clear the ball and flattens Kroos. Looked a nasty fall for the German but he's up again. Replays showing the devastation in Hart's face after the goal, he'll have to pick himself up from that one. The Champions League holders starting to look very comfortable.
    10/2/2013 6:59:39 PM
  • 16 mins: The home side having to play long balls, and just can't get a foothold in the game at the moment. The timing of that early goal looking more important by each passing minute.
    10/2/2013 7:02:09 PM
  • 17 mins: Hart punches away Alaba's cross, Kroos, who is no longer dazed, volleys in the rebound but it goes wide.
    10/2/2013 7:04:10 PM
  • GOAL! Shakhtar 0 Manchester United 1: Big, big, goal for the under-fire David Moyes, and it comes from Danny Welbeck.
    10/2/2013 7:06:26 PM
  • 24 mins: It's becoming a footballing exhibition from Bayern, a true elite level performance so far. Possession, passing, movement. Has Guardiola done the impossible, and even improved them from last season's treble winners?
    10/2/2013 7:08:57 PM


  • 10/2/2013 7:10:00 PM
  • Twitter has also enjoyed the masterclass from Bayern, who have a vice-like grip on the game at the moment.

    10/2/2013 7:12:29 PM


  • 10/2/2013 7:13:05 PM
  • Ribery would still have scored, even with Alaba grabbing on to him

    10/2/2013 7:14:11 PM
  • 32 mins: Two chances in two minutes for Bayern, with success down both flanks. First Robben fizzes in a low cross which Muller lunges in but can't connect with, then confusion in the area from Alaba's cross from the right sees Hart save on the line from a ricochet. Pellegrini's complexion a ghost-like shade of white on the touchline.
    10/2/2013 7:20:59 PM
  • 38 mins: Schweinsteiger takes a free-kick from 25 yards out, but Dzeko blocks it in the wall. Bayern back to retaining possession. With seven minutes until the break, what will Pellegrini do at half-time? Silva on the bench has to be his best option. At the moment it looks like he could bring him on as a 12th player and it would still be hard for City to get into the game.
    10/2/2013 7:24:59 PM
  • A fair point made by The Independent's chief football writer:

    10/2/2013 7:29:18 PM
  • HT: Only one team in this so far, a masterclass of first-half from Bayern. Pellegrini heads quickly down the tunnel, how will he be able to get his team into the game? Stay tuned for some alarming half-time statistics...
    10/2/2013 7:33:20 PM
  • Manchester City fans look away now...

    Bayern (350) completed 259, yes that's 259, more passes than City (91), and the possession...Bayern 75%-City 25%. Total control from the Germans.
    10/2/2013 7:39:23 PM
  • The calls for Hart to be replaced as England's No 1 with Celtic's Fraser Forster, who impressed against Barcelona last night, are gathering pace after his error for Ribery's goal.


    10/2/2013 7:44:16 PM
  • 46 mins: The second half begins. A vital half for City, but on the back of that first-half display, how on Earth are they going to have any luck against this imperious Bayern side?
    10/2/2013 7:49:23 PM
  • 48 mins: Navas works a bit of space down the right wing and City win a corner, but the ball is cleared and they can't capitalise. Already more pace injected into the City attack.
    10/2/2013 7:51:17 PM
  • City manager Pellegrini looks on from his seat, although at times during this match he must wish he could look away.

    10/2/2013 7:52:59 PM
  • 54 mins: Robben tries to curl in a left-footer from just outside the area...but it takes a deflection and the ball goes out for a corner. While it's still 1-0, City have to be positive that they have a chance of salvaging something out of this.
    10/2/2013 7:57:08 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester City 0 Bayern 2 (Muller 56 mins)
    10/2/2013 7:57:36 PM
  • A long ball forward from Dante puts Muller through, he takes it round Hart and taps in to an empty net. What was Clichy doing, the left-back looked half asleep keeping Muller on-side. Could well be game over.
    10/2/2013 7:59:34 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester City 0 Bayern 3
    10/2/2013 8:01:25 PM
  • It's now becoming a massacre at the Etihad. City lose the ball in the centre of the pitch, Robben bamboozles Nastastic and then strikes an effort at Hart's near post, which beats the 'keeper for the second time this evening. 
    10/2/2013 8:03:21 PM
  • 62 mins: City are shellshocked, and Bayern continue to storm forward, Hart makes a good save from Kroos. Who would have predicted this game would have been such a rout?
    10/2/2013 8:05:45 PM
  • The flying Dutchman becomes history maker:

    10/2/2013 8:07:19 PM
  • While over in Ukraine, a certain flying Welshman also becomes history maker. Giggs makes his 145th appearance in the Champions League, overtaking Raul (144) as the most-ever in the competition.
    10/2/2013 8:09:54 PM
  • 70 mins: Just like a training exercise for Bayern now, a true nightmare for Manchester City. David Silva and James Milner come on for the home side, but they are still chasing shadows.
    10/2/2013 8:13:52 PM
  • 74 mins: This is the first time Manchester City have conceded three goals at home in a European match, and with Bayern determining their their counter-attacks at will, one would not like to bet against a fourth.
    10/2/2013 8:18:10 PM
  • GOAL! Shakhtar 1 Manchester United 1 (Taison 76 mins)
    10/2/2013 8:18:37 PM
  • Despair for Moyes in Ukraine, where Taison delivers an, erm, knock-out blow, unleashing a shot past De Gea from close range.
    10/2/2013 8:21:17 PM
  • GOAL! Manchester City 1 (Negredo 80 mins) Bayern 3
    10/2/2013 8:21:51 PM
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