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 Joshua Kimmich celebrates after scoring the second Bayern Munich goal

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A HORROR movie straight from FC Hollywood.

Celtic supporters back home must have watched this from behind the sofa through the cracks of their fingers.

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Joshua Kimmich celebrates after scoring the second Bayern Munich goal

Bayern Munich were so good it was scary.

Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels all scored on a traumatic night for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The German giants were awesome in the Allianz and should have won by considerably more.

For the Scottish champions this was another crushing defeat from one of Europe’s superpowers.

 New boss Jupp Heynckes enjoys seeing Bayern take command with two first-half goals

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New boss Jupp Heynckes enjoys seeing Bayern take command with two first-half goals
 Mats Hummels powers in the third goal for Bayern soon after the interval

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Mats Hummels powers in the third goal for Bayern soon after the interval

Barcelona, PSG and now Bayern have ripped them apart and there’s been nothing they could do.

Had it not been for goalkeeper Craig Gordon it would have been even worse.


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You sensed it was going to be a long night when Bayern won their first corner inside the first 30 seconds.

A minute or two later the Germans showed their aggressive side when skipper Muller left a bit on Scott Brown in a crunching tackle in the middle of the park.

By the time the home side had a goal disallowed there were only five minutes showing on the clock

It was a lucky escape too.

 Bayern stars help Thomas Muller celebrate hitting the opening goal against Celtic

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Bayern stars help Thomas Muller celebrate hitting the opening goal against Celtic

The decision from the officials, that the ball had gone out of play before being cut back for Thiago, looked like it was the wrong call.

Celtic showed glimpses of initial promise when they burst forward on the break. Patrick Roberts was the out ball on the right and he looked like the most likely man to make something happen.

The way Bayern grafted, though, was as impressive as the way they passed and moved.

They hounded Rodgers’ side when they didn’t have the ball and it was only a matter of time when they did.

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The Celtic boss cut a frustrated figure down on the touchline.

He urged his players to stay calm, gesturing to them time and again to relax on the ball.

But they couldn’t. It was just so much easier said than done.

 Celtic look deflated after Bayern took a 2-0 lead with a dominant first-half display

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Celtic look deflated after Bayern took a 2-0 lead with a dominant first-half display

Right-back Cristian Gamboa is a game little player and he gave it everything in his first European start since Celtic faced Borussia Monchengladbach last November.

But Kingsley Coman virtually tied him in knots. Celtic’s makeshift central defence of Mikael Lustig and Dedryck Boyata also toiled badly to cope with the threat of Robert Lewandowski.

Strong and physical, the Poland international striker was so imposing.

Bayern could have had a penalty after seven minutes when he was tugged back by Lustig as he burst into the box.

 Mats Hummels is joined by Arjen Robben to mark his victory-clinching goal at the Allianz Arena

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Mats Hummels is joined by Arjen Robben to mark his victory-clinching goal at the Allianz Arena

Lewandowski complained to the Russian ref, insisting he should have been given a spot-kick and it seemed like he had a point.

It was inevitable that Bayern would score given their dominance and swagger going forward.

It came after 17 minutes when Lewandowski was allowed a free header at goal from ten yards out.

 Bayern's David Alaba muscles in on Celtic's English 

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Bayern’s David Alaba muscles in on Celtic’s English 

Gamboa claimed for offside but he’d have been better tracking the runner.

Gordon actually did brilliantly to keep out the striker’s header but none of his team-mates reacted to the save.

And, as they all stood looking at each other, Muller blasted high into the net from inside the six yard box.

 Bayern's David Alaba leaps with Costa Rican full-back Cristian Gamboa as Celtic struggle to contain the Bundesliga giants in the group clash

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Bayern’s David Alaba leaps with Costa Rican full-back Cristian Gamboa as Celtic struggle to contain the Bundesliga giants in the group clash


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