Imago - © Not for the first time this season, Mathys Tel (l.) was Bayern Munich's hero from the bench in Copenhagen.
Imago - © Not for the first time this season, Mathys Tel (l.) was Bayern Munich's hero from the bench in Copenhagen.

Super sub Mathys Tel Bayern Munich's matchwinner in Copenhagen


Mathys Tel scored late as Bayern Munich came from a goal down to beat Copenhagen in UEFA Champions League Group A.

Copenhagen 1-2 Bayern
Goals: 1-0
Claesson 56', 1-1 Musiala 67', 1-2 Tel 83' (assist: Müller)

On a record-breaking 14-match winning run in the Champions League groups, Bayern dictated the play for much of the first half. Clear-cut chances were at a premium against a well-drilled Copenhagen defence, though, with Joshua Kimmich curling over and Leroy Sané firing at Kamil Grabara from outside the area. For their part, the Danish champions' only meaningful attempt fell inside four minutes when Mohamed Elyounoussi controlled well and warmed the palms of Sven Ulreich.

Kimmich tried his luck from range again early in the second half, with Grabara scrambling across his line to keep the Bayern captain's effort out. Copenhagen's riposte was emphatic - and against the run of play - as Lukas Lerager sent a half-volley past Ulreich after Viktor Claesson's initial effort had been blocked. Konrad Laimer headed over as Bayern sought an immediate response - and they got it courtesy of a trademark Musiala run and thunderous finish into the top corner. Sané tested Grabara soon after, with Bayern's late push rewarded seven minutes from time. Substitutes Thomas Müller and Tel combined as Bayern made it two wins from two to start Group A.

Match stats

  • Tel has six goals in 10 competitive games this season, including five from the bench.
  • Müller brought up the 101st Champions League win of his career, putting him joint-second with Iker Casillas in that category, after Cristiano Ronaldo (115).
  • Bayern are unbeaten in 36 Champions League group games, winning their last 15 in a row - both on-going competition records.
  • They're also unbeaten in their last 18 away group games in the Champions League (W16, D2) - a new outright record.
  • The Bavarians’ record against Danish clubs in Europe is seven wins from nine.
  • Copenhagen have never beaten German opposition in the Champions League (D4, L9), with this their first encounter with Bayern.

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Copenhagen: Grabara - Ankersen, Diks (Lund 78'), Vavro, Meling - Lerager, Falk, Gonçalves (Oskarsson 85') - Elyounoussi (Larsson 85'), Claesson (c), Achouri (Bardghji 65')
Unused subs: Sander, Dithmer, Sorensen, Tanlongo, Boilesen, Hojlund
Out: Boilesen (knee), Jelert (suspended), Khocholava (knee)
Jacob Neestrup

Bayern: Ulreich - Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies - Kimmich (c), Laimer (Müller 77') - Sané (Tel 78'), Musiala (Goretzka 78'), Coman (Choupo-Moting 87') - Kane
Unused subs: Peretz, Sarr, Guerreiro, Krätzig
Out: Buchmann (thigh), De Ligt (knee), Gnabry (broken arm), Neuer (broken leg)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel

As it happened!

1 - 2

(0 - 0)

Champions League
Group A, Matchday 2
Group A, Matchday 2 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
+ 6

Full time!

That's it! Bayern have come from behind to take one more win in Champions League Group A with Jamal Musiala and substitute Mathys Tel grabbing the goals for the Bundesliga side. Bayern are unbeaten in 36 Champions League group-stage games, winning their last 15 in a row - both competition records.
+ 5

Ulreich saves Bayern!

The visitors go so close to shooting themselves in the foot after Choupo-Moting deflected a Larsson effort towards his own goal. Sven Ulreich pulls off a super stop to perhaps ensure the points are heading back to Munich.
+ 4

Larsson wide

The Danes are there at the death and it's Larsson with a header that flies harmlessly wide.
+ 3

Bayern breakaway

The Bavarians outnumber their opponents on the break but Tel ultimately can't take advantage and Bayern's lead remains a slender one going into the closing moments.

Time added on

Bayern have five added minutes to hold on for their second successive win in Group A.

Yellow card






Tel does it again!

Mathys Tel has done it again! It's a sixth goal in ten appearances in all competitions for the 18-year-old and Bayern hit the front late on. The France forward was ably assisted by his fellow substitute and Bayern legend, Thomas Müller!

Mathys Tel


Mathys Tel

Into the thick of it

Tel has a shot blocked before Müller sends one over the top as Bayern's subs immediately get into the action.



Triple swap

Thomas Tuchel rings the changes with goalscorer Jamal Musiala making way for Bayern super sub Mathys Tel. Leon Goretzka and Thomas Müller are also on for the visitors.



Copenhagen's moment

Back up the other end and this time it's Elyounoussi who goes close with a shot that fizzes narrowly wide.

Sané chance

Kimmich finds Leroy Sané, who eeks out some space before firing wide of the advancing Kamil Grabara.

Musiala booked

The Bayern goalscorer goes into the book for a moment of needless indiscipline.

Yellow card


Musiala levels it

Bayern are level following a super piece of work from Jamal Musiala, who works himself some space on the edge of the box before firing into the corner. Top strike.
Jamal Musiala



Laimer off target

The Bayern midfielder heads over the crossbar as the away side suffer more frustration.

Lerager booked

The goalscorer goes into the referee's notebook for kicking the ball away after the whistle.

Yellow card


Bayern fight back

Musiala has a shot blocked before Mazraoui sees his cross cut out. Bayern are giving their all to get back into this now.

FCB up against it

Bayern's 17-game unbeaten run in group-stage away games is under threat here. Can Thomas Tuchel's men respond to going behind?

Hosts lead!

Amazing! Copenhagen hit the front and the stadium erupts. Kim initially blocked a Claesson shot but the loose ball broke for Lerager, whose first-time effort on the half-volley flew in!




Grabara alert

Kimmich looks to catch Copenhagen goalkeeper Grabara out with a cheeky free kick towards the near post but the home custodian responds well to keep the ball out.

Meling warned

Birger Meling is booked for a foul on Coman.

Yellow card


Visitors need a lift

Still not really happening for Bayern. Mazraoui looks to find Kane with a long pass but that's not going to find the England striker.

Peeep !

The ball is rolling in the second half in Copenhagen ...
+ 2

Half time

The referee whistles for the end to a half in what has been a game of very few chances so far.

Copenhagen comfortable

Diks is alert to hold off the Musiala threat and this game looks to be heading for a stalemate at the break.

No way through

A move involving Musiala and Coman breaks down this time with the former seeing his pass intercepted. Thomas Tuchel might well be thinking of changing his tactical plan as half time approaches.

Space at a premium

Copenhagen are continuing to give little away in terms of space. The hosts are well set up here as they continue to keep Bayern at bay.

Kimmich cracks one

Joshua Kimmich decides to have a pop from distance and the midfielder's effort flashes just over the crossbar. That was very close.

Home cheer

A chance for Copenhagen now as Meling's centre is met by Elyounoussi. The forward's header is easily dealt with by Ulreich.

Bayern still probing

Coman and Davies look to combine as Bayern continue to seek a way through at the Parken. The latter runs out of space in which to create, however, and Bayern must start again.

Visitors remain calm

Bayern may have to show a lot of patience here as they try to fight frustration of not making their possession count. Birger Meling gets in ahead of Sané as the hosts continue to deny the Bundesliga champions.

Harry Kane watch

Bayern's top scorer this season looks to burst through on goal but is called back for offside. Kane looks hungry to score in a second successive Champions League game for the Bavarian giants.

Bayern bossing possession

The visitors are enjoying a lot of the ball here, with Thomas Tuchel's side boasting a 75 per cent possession rate at this stage of the game.

Visiting pressure

Again Bayern stream forward and the Bundesliga side produce another decent chance via Musiala. The 20-year-old's shot is deflected off target by Viktor Claesson.

Bayern growing

The visitors are starting to come more and more into the game. Coman gets his shot away but the France attacker's effort is blocked by Denis Vavro,

Elyounoussi shot

Mohamed Elyounoussi has the first effort of the game but Copenhagen's No. 10 can only find Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich.

Hosts' strong start

Copenhagen are taking the game to Bayern in these early stages, much to the delight of the home supporters.

Game on!

The action is underway in Copenhagen.

Parken rocking

The Parken Stadium in the Danish capital is pulsating as the teams get set to make their way out onto the pitch ahead of tonight's Group A encounter.

Tuchel not taking Danish champs lightly

"I have great respect for every opponent in the Champions League. It’s the toughest club competition in the world. You can’t approach the group stage in any way other than step by step."


Bayern are unbeaten in their last 17 away fixtures in the group stage of the Champions League (W15, D2), including wins in each of the last six. Eighteen would be an outright record.

Mazraoui starts

The Morocco international comes in at right-back, with Konrad Laimer moving into central midfield in the only change to the Leipzig draw. Leon Goretzka drops to the bench.

Sensational Sané

In addition to firing his fifth Bundesliga goal of the opening six matches to level at Leipzig on Saturday, Bayern's Leroy Sané has had a direct hand in a staggering 15 goals in his last 11 Champions League group stage appearances (10 goals and five assists).

Team news - Bayern Munich

There are a few high-profile injury absences for Thomas Tuchel to plan around. Matthijs de Ligt and Serge Gnabry weren't able to make the plane to Denmark, nor was Manuel Neuer as the goalkeeper continues his recovery training after suffering a broken ankle. Jamal Musiala gained his first goal involvement of the Bundesliga season in assisting Leroy Sane's equaliser in Leipzig and will be raring to go after fully recovering from his muscular injury earlier in the campaign.

Watch: RB Leipzig 2-2 Bayern Munich - highlights

A Harry Kane penalty and Leroy Sane strike saw Bayern battle back at Leipzig on Matchday 6 of the Bundesliga.

Form - Bayern Munich

Bayern are picking up quite the reputation as group stage bosses. Their 4-3 victory over Manchester United in the opening matchday was - incredibly - their 35th successive unbeaten Champions League group stage tie. They are on the brink of securing a record run of 18 unbeaten away group stage fixtures in Copenhagen. Bayern are also unbeaten in the Bundesliga after six matches, battling back to take a 2-2 draw at Leipzig on Saturday.

Form - Copenhagen

Copenhagen looked to be heading for a win on their opening group stage tie at Galatasaray, going 2-0 up in Istanbul but then having a man sent off and conceding two late goals in a dramatic encounter. They are not easy to beat on their own patch in Europe, losing just one of 15 home Champions League group stage matches in their history. They are top of the Danish Super League after 10 matches this season, but were beaten 0-2 at home by Midtjylland at the weekend.

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