Summary

  • Bayern lose 1-0 in the Spanish capital.
  • Second successive defeat for the club away to Atletico.
  • Ancelotti's men down to second in Group D standings.

FC Bayern München slipped to second in the UEFA Champions League Group D standings after losing 1-0 away to last season's runners-up Club Atletico de Madrid.

Atletico Madrid 1-0 FC Bayern München

Goals: 1-0 Carrasco (35')

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Bayern began with Thiago, Arturo Vidal and Xabi Alonso in midfield in an effort to combat Atletico's aggressive approach, and although Carlo Ancelotti's men dominated possession, it was the hosts who had the better chances. Fernando Torres headed onto the post when it seemed easier to score, before Yannick Carrasco broke the deadlock with a drilled effort from the edge of the box. Thomas Müller had Bayern's best opportunity, but fired his volley straight at goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Thiago's clever dink.

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Patience was the name of the game for Bayern after the break, but even with the introduction of Arjen Robben they made little headway against a dogged Atletico rearguard determined to preserve their lead. Robert Lewandowski went closest to scoring, but glanced his header wide from a clever pass from Alonso. Atletico should have doubled their lead after Vidal gave away a penalty with a clumsy challenge, but Antoine Griezmann crashed his spot-kick against the bar. Try as they might, Bayern were unable to find a way through and return home nursing their first defeat of the season.

Yannick Carrasco (r.) scored the only goal of the game with a well-taken finish from the edge of the box. © gettyimages / David Ramos

Man of the Match

Alonso was once again key to Bayern's game, switching the play between defence and attack effortlessly and playing a part in some of their most dangerous moves.

Talking Point

Atletico are fast becoming Bayern's bogey team, having knocked them out of the competition in the semi-finals last season following a 1-0 win in the Spanish capital.

Match stats

  • Bayern had 63 per cent possession overall.
  • David Alaba had 111 touches throughout - more than any other player on the pitch.
  • Lewandowski had three shots on goal.

Line-ups

Atletico: Oblak – Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Luis – Carrasco (Gameiro 72'), Gabi (c), Saul, Koke – Torres (Gaitan 79'), Griezmann (Partey 90+2')

Coach: Diego Simeone

Bayern: Neuer – Lahm (c), Boateng (Hummels 62'), Martinez, Alaba – Vidal – Alonso, Thiago (Kimmich 66') – Müller (Robben 59'), Lewandowski, Ribery

Coach: Carlo Ancelotti