Champions League: Controversy as Aaron Ramsey 'steals' Cristiano Ronaldo goal

2:50 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

Full time: Bayern Munich 2-0 Olympiacos

In the end it wasn't pretty but Bayern gets the job done.

After a tumultuous week at the Allianz Arena following the sacking of Niko Kovac, that will come as a welcome victory.

Bayern has certainly played far better in the past -- and will need to in the future to have any chance in this competition -- but the three points ensure the German champion is the first team to advance to this season's knockout stages.

Hans-Dieter Flick's reign as temporary head coach gets off to the ideal start.

Bayern Munich players celebrate Ivan Perisic's goal.
Bayern Munich players celebrate Ivan Perisic's goal. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

2:43 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

GOAL! Bayern Munich 2-0 Olympiacos

Chance after chance has come and gone for a profligate Bayern Munich side this evening, but finally the German side wraps up the three points.

A cross into the box isn't dealt with by the Olympiacos defense and Ivan Perisic slams the ball into the roof of the net with practically his first touch since coming on.

Bayern is the first side to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

2:40 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019


What's happening in the Lokomotiv vs Juventus game I hear you ask?

This tweet might help explain the performance of Maurizio Sarri's side in Moscow so far this evening.

Less 'Sarri-ball' more 'Zzzz-arriball'

2:40 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

Ronaldo off, Dybala on for Juventus

It hasn't been Cristiano Ronaldo's night in Moscow.

The Portuguese star had a goal seemingly taken off him by teammate Aaron Ramsey and now he's been substituted with nine minutes of this contest remaining.

On comes Paulo Dybala, who scored two late goals to secure a 2-1 win in the previous meeting with Lokomotiv a fortnight ago.

Can he be the hero once again?

2:33 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

Goal machine

Like a fine wine, Robert Lewandowski gets better with age.

Despite being the wrong side of 30, the Polish forward is enjoying his best ever start to a season.

His goal against Olympiacos takes his tally to 21 goals for the season -- he's failed to score in just one of the 17 games he's played in so far.

2:31 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

Kane returns for Tottenham

Harry Kane is back in the starting XI for Tottenham after missing last weekend's 1-1 draw at Everton with a virus.

The England captain leads the line for Spurs against Red Star Belgrade in Serbia.

Spurs beat Red Star 5-0 just a fortnight ago but might find it rather more challenging this evening.

There's also a first start for Giovnni Lo Celso in the Tottenham midfield who joined the club from Real Betis in August.

2:30 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

Juventus frustrated in Moscow

If there was a photo to sum up Cristiano Ronaldo's mood right now....

It's still Lokomotiv 1-1 Juventus.

It has been a frustrating night for Cristiano Ronaldo so far.
It has been a frustrating night for Cristiano Ronaldo so far. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

2:26 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

Fancy a stat?

Lewandowski = lethal.

2:24 p.m. ET, November 6, 2019

GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-0 Olympiacos


Bayern Munich takes the lead and who else but Robert Lewandowski?

The Polish striker brilliantly guides home Kingsley Coman's cross from a very, very narrow angle at the near post.

It's a complicated finish that Lewandowski makes look very easy.

What else would you expect from a man in the form of his life? That's his sixth Champions League goal this season.