Bayern Munich: Kingsley Coman (34″0, Robert Lewandowski (80″), Thomas Muller (90+1″)
Crvena Zvezda: No score
Bayern Munich register 3-0 victors over Red Star Belgrade, on a night when the Reds never truly got to stretch at the Allianz Stadium.
There was much less than a min in between Manuel Neuer charging out of his area for his hallmark clearance, which initiated the move. Subsequently Kingsley Coman’s header gave Bayern their first-half lead. Ivan Perisic’s smooth stepover and also inch-perfect cross from the left provided no room for error and Coman made no mistake.
Bayern fell short to make their dominance until the 80th min, when Robert Lewandowski came past two of the Red Star defenders to push the ball inside the net. It could have been a various tale had Red Celebrity’s Marko Marin curled his strike the best side of the post just minutes earlier however.
There was a late deluge on the Red Star goal as the Serbian side were looking tired. Milunovic turned a cross onto his very own bar and also a Lewandowski shot was cleared off the line prior to Thomas Muller included a third.
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Head to Head
Robert Lewandowski – “We always had the game under control and played well, we upped the pace and created a lot of chances,” Lewandowski said as he reflected on the Group B clash.
“But we didn’t score enough goals. We always tried to get forward. Sometimes we might have made wrong decisions, but these are little things. In the end it was only three goals, but it could have been five or six.
“You need games like today to help with a good analysis, to see what you can do better. After the second goal, it got easier. I’m glad I scored again.”