Bayern Munich 5-0 Dynamo Kyiv: Hosts hammer visitors as Lewandowski scores brace | UCL 2021-22

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich - IMAGO / Poolfoto

On Wednesday, Bayern Munich continued their impressive start to the UEFA Champions League season with a dominant win over Dynamo Kyiv.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side were at their imperious best from start to finish, scoring two times in the first half before completing the job in the second half to move top of the group and extend their winning streak to nine games.

Dynamo knew they were in for a long night, but how they were dismantled proved that this Bayern Munich team has no mates.

Although the first chance of the game fell to the visitors early in the ninth minute, it was the hosts who scored first through a Robert Lewandowski penalty after Serhiy Sydorchuk was penalised for handling the ball in the area.

The Poland international scored his second of the night in the 27th minute when he latched onto a Thomas Muller through ball to put his side two up before the break.

After the break, the visitors sought a way into the game, pressing the German side and committing men forward. However, despite their best efforts, the hosts scored again through Serge Gnabry in the 68th minute.

The impressive Leroy Sane added the fourth in the 74th minute before substitute Chupo-Moting completed the rout in the 87th minute to keep Bayern firmly in control of their group.

Bayern crush visitors again at Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich maintained their impressive home form in the Champions League group stages with the win on Wednesday.

The Bavarians have built their success in the competition on a good home form, and they proved again against Dynamo Kyiv that the ground has not lost its fear factor.

Before the Wednesday game, only two teams in the last 34 group stage games have walked away with any points from the Allianz Arena. Julian Nagelsmann’s side had won a remarkable 32 out of 34 group stage games at home, and on Wednesday, they ensured that they added another victim to their list of fallen teams.

Lewandowski continues remarkable form

Speaking about Lewandowski and his goal-scoring heroics is increasingly becoming boring. The Polish striker is one of the most discussed subjects these days and is, without doubt, the leading striker in Europe on current form.

After scoring two at the Nou Camp last week, he followed up with another brace against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday to take his tally to four goals in the Champions League this term.

He has scored 27 goals in the last 14 home games for Bayern and has sixty goals in all club competitions since the start of last season.

He is also the first player in UCL history to win 18 consecutive games and has 60 goals in 70 Champions League appearances for the Bavarians.

His goal ratio these days is truly phenomenal, and he keeps setting records tumbling.

At this rate, it will be hard to deny that the Ballon d’Or, which he could not receive last year due to the pandemic, will find its way to him this season.

Europa League hope for Dynamo in a tough group

Dynamo Kyiv might have left the Allianz Arena with nothing to show, but results elsewhere will serve as an encouragement for them. Benfica beat Barcelona 3-0 in the other Group E game, meaning that the Ukrainian side are now sitting in third place.

Although they ultimately fell to the Bayern Munich juggernaut, they showed signs of promise and could have nicked a goal on a good day.

They play a struggling Barca next and will have to regroup quickly to give themselves a fighting chance against the Catalan side, who are a shadow of the team they once were.

A win against Barca will keep them in third place with three games to play–two of which will be played at home.