Bayern Munich were without nine players due to COVID-19 against Borussia Monchengladbach in Bundesliga. Two players were on national duty while Leon Goretzka and Josip Stanisic are down with injuries.
Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time winner, failed to make the cut for only the second time since he was first nominated at the 2007 FIFA awards. He missed out at the 2010 awards when Messi won ahead of Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
Bayern Munich's 5-0 win over Stuggart helped them go nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund. The game was played in an empty stadium due to Covid restrictions.
Barcelona, second in Group E, need to beat Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League 2021-22 clash to advance into the last-16 stage. A draw or a loss would allow third-place Benfica to advance with a home win against already-eliminated Dynamo Kyiv.
Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi was awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time in a glittering ceremony in Paris. Barcelona's Alexia Putellas became the third winner of the women's award.
The Ballon d’Or 2021 award ceremony will be held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Lionel Messi tops the list with six titles while Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the crown on five occasions.
Bayern Munich were missing as many as seven players including midfielder Joshua Kimmich and forward Serge Gnabry against Dynamo Kyiv in UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
It was only Augsburg's third win in 21 league games against their powerful southeastern neighbor, which fell to theit second defeat of the season.
In his 60 goals, Robert Lewandowski has scored 51 for Bayern Munich and nine for Poland.
With a hat-trick of goals, Robert Lewandowski reached 81 career goals in his 100th Champions League game.
Thomas Muller vented disappointment stating Bayern Munich could have won the game 4-1. Bayern are tied with Leverkusen at the top but enjoy a better goal difference.
With the 5-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv, Bayern Munich scored three or more goals for the ninth game in succession across all competitions.
Robert Lewandowski, who hit the crossbar in the 40th minute, also missed out on equaling Gerd Muller's record of scoring in 16 Bundesliga games in a row.
Robert Lewandowski's club-record scoring streak for Bayern Munich ended at 19 consecutive games on Friday when the Poland star failed to get on the scoresheet.
As many as six Bayern Munich stars found their names on the scoresheet with Leroy Sane scoring a brace in the rout.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now level with his former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas for most appearances in the Champions League
Barcelona and Bayern Munich face-off in a clash of two European giants. Check and telecast details of UEFA Champions League, Group E match
With 10 points from four matches Bayern are at the second spot in Bundesliga table while Dortmund are one point less to be in the third spot having played same number of matches
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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