Champions League: Bayern win the test of patience against red star Belgrade


In addition, it is blocked against defensive Belgrade Bayern Munich win in the opening game of the Champions League season, many opportunities. Because the decision is late, snatching some of the patience.

64 minutes played, as Robert Lewandowski put a Ball through the interface of the Belgrade defence. Directly in the path of Niklas Süle. Süle? Yes, you read that right. The 1,95-metre giant was looking for a way that is straight in the top to put the leather back in by hoe to Lewandowski. A Serbian defense leg is in between in the end. It is only a half-chance, but the scene is symptomatic for this opening game of the championship record-holders against the weak in Belgrade. If they can’t do it with our highly acclaimed striker, I try my luck, like centre-back Süle have thought. Bayern are superior, at this point, it in Munich, but only 1:0 with a header but the ball is strike from Kingsley Coman in the 34. Minute. The hit forward is the only precise attack was gone: Ivan Perisic had geflankt the pattern to be valid, Coman was a step faster than his opponent.

And otherwise? Otherwise, Bayern’s offensive players competed in the Miss of chances. Philippe Coutinho hinted at in the first half of Can be, in the financial statements but slammed the ball several times just over the box. Against very low-lying Belgrade whirled Coman, apart from his goal he shot but always have a loop too much, or played in a promising Position yet another (unnecessary) Pass. Self-goal machine Lewandowski acted unhappy. Example: after a rebound from Perisic, he grabbed one of his scissor kick. From eight metres, he heaved the leather in this way, first on the lawn and then over the crossbar. To make this story about faded chances not spread to dozens of other occasions need to be mentioned.

Idiosyncratic head to the ball stance, however, successfully: Coman 1:0 for Bayern Munich

Marin with a Wake-up call

Of the own game of Superiority sleepy adversity threatens to become the Münchenern then but still. Suddenly, Belgrade captain Marko Marin in the penalty area and slots on the long corner. The leather lowers and sweeps past then on the right-hand post. A Wake-up call that sharpens at Bayern once again the sense. Because shortly after that, Lewandowski is his goal, as he bend the Ball to the uncertainty of the Belgrade defense to the network (80.). Not a pretty hit.

The Munich audience can keep this evening in a little better reminder of what you’re after, coach Nico Kovac. He brings Thomas Müller. It is to be 106. Appearance in the Premier class, so that Müller is the sole record holder at Bayern. This circumstance, he adds with a typical Müller goal in stoppage time: In the case of a free kick he steals into the penalty area and Thiago, the leather chippt in his direction. Volley. Goal.

“We had the game under control, only scored to little goals”, this conclusion draws Lewandowski after the game. Nevertheless, the Munich win earned, and scores with 3:0 (1:0) and lead to the surprising 2:2 (2:1) from the previous year, a finalist for Tottenham at Olympiakos Piraeus in the table in group B.