Bayern Munich eased to victory at the Allianz Arena over Red Star Belgrade.
The UEFA Champions League Group B match was a one-sided affair, that saw the German Champions Bayern Munich dominate from start to finish.
If anything the scoreline flatters the visitors, who failed to register a shot on target.
It took the Bavarians 34 minutes to register their first goal. Kingsley Coman headed the ball into the back of the net after an inch-perfect cross from Ivan Perisic.
The visitors unbelievably managed to hold on for another 40 plus minutes before conceding the second goal.
it was, in fact, the 80th minute, in which who else but Robert Lewandowski that popped up to slide in and double Bayern’s lead.
So dependant are the Munich on the Polish international, it is safe to say that if Bayern is going to win, then Lewandowski is going to score.
Two hundred goals for Bayern 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/lqD6Odkydt
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) September 18, 2019
Ten minutes later in the first minute of injury time, one of Bayern Munich’s favorite sons got in on the action too.
On a night that saw Thomas Mueller become the club’s record Champions League appearance maker, he also bagged himself a 91st-minute goal.
The German came on as a substitute for Philippe Coutinho in the 83rd minute. It took him only 7 minutes to find the back of the net.
This was Muller’s 106th game in the Champions League. He celebrated in style with a thundering volley for Bayern third of the night and his first of the season.
— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) September 18, 2019
Bayern has not lost at home in this competition in 16 games now. A record that will need to stay intact if they are to progress into its later stages.
Bayern’s dominance was compounded by some impressive statistics.
They controlled the game with almost 75% possession. Thye had 33 shots, of which 11 were on target. They also amassed 14 corners.
The question is, how did they not score more.
With Tottenham and Olympiacos playing out a 2-2 draw, Bayern Munich sit at the top of Group B.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 18, 2019