To the hits
“It was a tough game and we needed time and patience. We were rewarded in the end,” said match winner Kane. With Copenhagen’s 4-3 win over Manchester United in the parallel game, Bayern are already confirmed as group winners.
In a tense atmosphere with plenty of Turkish fans in attendance, the sold-out Allianz Arena briefly boiled over in the 62nd minute as the visitors appeared to be leading 1-0 following Lucas Torreira’s offside goal. But video evidence helped Bayern both in this scene and in Kane’s first goal, when the refereeing team initially called it offside. The header was checked twice. “It was a little strange. I have no idea what they were testing,” Kane said.
Away game for Tuchel
For the first time in more than 13 months, captain Manuel Neuer led Munich to a Champions League game at the Allianz Arena. However, the atmosphere was quite unusual for Bayern. “It will be an away game,” the coach said.
Preparations for the game were accompanied by discussions about the head coach’s recent ridicule towards television experts. “We’re not just backing Thomas, we’re on the same page, there’s not a single sheet of paper between us,” CEO Jan-Christian Dresen told DAZN of the fuss over Tuchel’s criticism of TV pundits Lothar Matthäus and Dietmar Hamann. .
In his main business, Tuchel was announced to have received his final ban in the 4-0 win in Dortmund.
Fast start stage
After a fast start, the hosts only gradually took control of the game. There was the first big chance
Now Bayern were clearly playing more. Musiala’s shot went wide (28 minutes) and soon after Sane found his master again in Muslera. The 37-year-old captain of the Turkish champions recovered in time from an elbow injury and became a vital source of support for his now reeling team.
Musiala is injured
Shortly before the break, the home team had to digest yet another worry in this first half of the season, which was characterized by personnel problems in a small squad. Musiala went down in the penalty area after Kane’s pass, grabbed his left leg and was unable to continue the game. Thomas Müller entered the game (40th).
The Munich team had to rebuild, but the guests quickly gained courage. Thanks to Mauro Icardi’s fine opportunity from close range, Neuer, who had been largely unchallenged before, showed his full class and averted the deficit (43 minutes).
Bayern’s chances continued to improve after the break when Kane hit the post (53′). But Galatasaray, now better in attack, remained dangerous, only Icardi’s narrow offside position prevented them from taking the lead (62′).
Irritated by the visitors’ lack of successful shots and sharpness, the Munich team lost their sovereignty and determination in the first half. But after Kimmich’s free kick, Kane once again saved Bayern with his head – and soon after the counterattack he made a preliminary decision. Müller’s poor pass before Bakambu’s goal only briefly caused tension.
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