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Hat tricks conceded by Manuel Neuer | Occasions where 3 or more goals have been scored against Bayern & Germany goalkeeper Neuer

Which players have scored hat tricks against Manuel Neuer in club and international football?

Bayern Munich and Germany international Neuer is widely regarded as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, but here is the list of players who have scored hat tricks against Neuer.

Robert Lewandowski for Dortmund (BVB 5-2 Bayern, 2011/12 DFB Pokal final, 12 May 2012)

Sergio Aguero for Man City (MCFC 3-2 Bayern, 2014/15 UCL group stage, 25 November, 2014)

Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid (RMA 4-2 Bayern, 2016/17 UCL QF second leg, 18 April, 2017)

Dodi Lukebakio for Dusseldorf (Bayern 3-3 Fortuna, 24 November, 2018- 18/19 Bundesliga)

Ferran Torres for Spain (Espana 6-0 Germany, 17 November, 2020, 20/21 UNL Group 4)

Interestingly, the Lukebakio hat trick is the only time when Neuer has conceded three at home- all the others have been away or at neutral venues.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayern Munich Player Ratings Champions League

A late Joshua Kimmich goal helped Bayern Munich come away with a 2:1 win from Moscow against Lokomotiv. The fixture, played at the RDS Arena, was one of the few UCL fixtures to have in-person attendance, with 8.196 fans present in the Russian capital.

Lokomotiv 1 (Miranchuk) Bayern Munich 2 (Goretzka, Kimmich)

Here are the player ratings from Bild and Kicker, two of Germany’s best known sports outlets, for comparison. A reasonably tight game, and that reflects in the ratings.

Lokomotiv Bayern Player Ratings

Lokomotiv vs Bayern Player Ratings

Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere (CDS) & Tutto Newspaper Headlines & Reaction to Juve Champions League exit

Italian champions Juventus’ wait for a Champions League title got a little longer after they were knocked out by French side Olympique Lyonnais on the away goals rule.

Here are the newspaper headlines and reaction from three of Italy’s biggest sports newspapers- Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and TuttoSport.

Both CdS and Tutto seemed to think the defeat would mean an exit for Juve boss Maurizio Sarri. CdS ran the headline “Adieu, Maurizio” (Goodbye Maurizio in French) while Tutto went with “Sarri Out”

Gazzetta Headline Juve Lyon

Corriere dello Sport Headline Juventus 2-1 Lyon

Tuttosport Headline Juventus Lyon CL

Predicted Bayern Munich lineup vs Chelsea (from Bild newspaper) & Thomas Muller to equal Lahm record

Here is a look at the predicted FC Bayern lineup to take on Chelsea in the Champions League tonight, courtesy well known German newspaper Bild. With two German teams bowing out of the Europa League, Bayern will be keen to ensure there is more than one Bundesliga representative in the last eight of the Champions League- they will join Leipzig in the QF’s here if they see off Chelsea.

Thomas Muller could equal Philipp Lahm’s record for most Champions League appearances by a German player if he features against the Blues.
Predicted Lineup Bayern Chelsea

Muller record UCL appearances