Considering we didn't have VVD, Gomez and Lovren, any x-0 score would have been good. Solid performance, Hendo brilliant and probably my MotM. Finishing could have been better but not a concern. We'll get it done in the return leg. :well done:
Bayern 0, the best thing of the night. We score one, they need 2. All in all a good result given that they defended really well. Hats off to our 2 centre backs, shame TAA had a nightmare, AR struggled too. Shaw fit for Sunday though, onwards and upwards
Looking forward to the away leg, these need to attack us at the Allianz Arena and that’s what suits us. We do struggle against defensive sides like the Bayern we saw tonight. We have Virgil to come back who gives the fullbacks confidence to bomb forward knowing theirs a Rolls-Royce to cover them. They are without Kimmich and now Mane against an old Rafina will be interesting. Stay positive lads and be confident that we will beat them at their place.
We did everything right but forgot how to score. Still a good result not to concede - we can still do this. I have to say though, I really don’t want our lads to go on any more warm weather “lose our edge” camps
Lots of missed passes by the Redmen tonight and you have to give Bayern credit, they were very disclipined and defended well. Fabinho done very well but VVD has that killer pass which we will see back at the weekend and for the return leg.
Overall i'd say good enough given our poor(ish) performance.
Also, Bayern still have never scored at fortress Anfield
I wish Salah could pass and Keita's passing was better than it was.
Anyway no score draw is better than score draw. Now a score draw will do. I think.
Btw it was a good match with both defenses put to the test (shouldn't our defense be greater improved than theirs for the second leg?).
Struggling with MoM too to be honest. Based on the first half Henderson but thereafter no one really stood out for me in the second. Fabinho perhaps with a couple of well timed tackles. After that I'm struggling.
Considering the circumstances I guess keeping a clean sheet is okay. A bit dissapointed with Salah today, this is a game he should step up in but didn't make any mark at all. We look a complete different team without VVD, with him back we can cause an upset in munich I'm sure.
Quite a blunt match all around. The 10 day break had positives and negatives. What we trained on clearly worked in creating chances, but on the flipside we had absolutely no sharpness. Bayern also blunted the crowd early on too by taking early possession (60/40 their way) so the crowd never got into it to be the 12th man..
For all the talk of the cb's they were both brilliant and in fact imo the two fb's were pretty poor (apart from a couple of busting runs each).
Both Keita and Henderson phenomenal though. Hendo is my motm.
I'm going to hear a lot about this being very much Advantage Bayern. But I am very comfortable about that talk. No away goal and we can fly under the radar. And it's not just VVD either. We were pretty tentative tonight ( reminded me of City away) where we didn't seem to have confidence in ourselves. That will change when we know we go to Allianz and a win or score draw will do it (cant see penalties now).
It was shocking how lucky Bayern got with deflections today. Im ok if we preserve our luck for the w/e and second leg...