FC Bayern scored their second victory in the Champions League group stage on matchday two. The Munich team prevailed 5-0 against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday evening in the Allianz Arena at home.
After the sovereign opening win against FC Barcelona, Bayern also won their first home game of the new CL season. The Nagelsmann-Elf prevailed 5-0 against the Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kiev and thus underscored their role as favorites in Group E. FCB clearly leads the table with six points and 8-0 goals after two match days. It was also the ninth consecutive competitive win for Bayern in the current season.
Süle as right-back, Gnabry is celebrating his comeback
Julian Nagelsmann could almost draw on the full personnel against Kiev and only had to Corentin Tolisso, Sven Ulreich and Kingsley Coman waive. Compared to the Bundesliga game against Fürth, the FCB coach made only a few changes: Niklas Süle replaced Benjamin Pavard on the right defensive side. Serge Gnabry celebrated his starting XI comeback on the wings.
Lewandowski brings Bayern early on to winning ways
As was expected in advance, Bayern presented themselves as the clear game-determining team in the initial phase and had almost 70 percent possession. After just under ten minutes, the Reds had the first good chance of the game when Robert Lewandowski with a header Kiev goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan checked.
However, the almost 25,000 fans in the Allianz Arena didn’t have to wait long for the first goal: after a handball by Sergiy Sydorchuk showed referee Marco Guida a few seconds later on the penalty spot. Robert Lewandowski did not allow himself to be asked twice and brought FCB 1-0 up early.
Afterwards, Bayern stayed on the trigger and pushed for the second goal. Served in the 27th minute Thomas Müller Lewandowski exemplary with a through pass and the world footballer promptly extended the lead to 2-0.
In the 35th would have Leroy Sane almost increased to 3-0, but the winger failed with his low shot on the post. Shortly before half-time (41st), the guests from Kiev also got their first good opportunity when Carlos de Pena after a counterattack on the strong one Manuel Neuer failed. In the end, it stayed with the break for the Munich team.
Gnabry makes the preliminary decision, Sane is surprised Bushchan with his “flank shot”
Shortly after the restart, Neuer had to intervene again when he was able to clear a through pass to Tsygankov with a perfectly timed tackle. On the other side, Joshua Kimmich had the 3-0 for FCB in the 52nd, but the midfielder’s shot was defused by Shabanov in the very last few seconds.
In the middle of the second half, Bayern had everything under control again and created numerous “half-chances”. In the last third, however, there was a lack of concentration and efficiency until the 68th minute Serge Gnabry after a perfectly played counterattack with a long distance shot the 3-0 scored and at the same time ensured the preliminary decision in the game. Immediately after his goal, the right winger was substituted for Jamal Musiala. Nagelsmann also brought with him Benjamin Pavard (for Davies) a new right-back.
Bayern didn’t let up in the closing stages, on the contrary. The Reds continued to push for the guests’ goal and rewarded themselves for this commitment in the 74th minute: Leroy Sane increased the score to 4-0 with another long-range shot that was faked as a cross.
Nagelsmann brought in Bouna Sarr (for Leroy Sane), Marcel Sabitzer (for Goretzka) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (for Lewandowski) three fresh forces for the final minutes and the Cameroonian didn’t need long to enter the goalscorer list. Choupo-Moting set the end of a furious second half with a 5-0 win in the 87th minute.
With the win, Bayern have further expanded their breathtaking series in the premier class: The record champions have been unbeaten in the CL group stage for 24 games (21 wins, 3 draws).
FC Bayern will continue in the top class on October 20. Then Manuel Neuer & Co. have to play away at Benfica Lisbon.