To the hits Kane In the 80th and 86th minutes, Bayern’s early exit to the round of 16 was already perfect. Cedric Bakambu’s connecting goal came too late for the guests (90+3).

“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.

Neuer’s praise

captain Manuel Neuer praised: “A super result, the group stage passed with honor.” However, the temporary loss of a national player is bittersweet for the series champions. Jamal Musialawho suffered a muscle injury to his left thigh.

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. Thomas Tuchel – said shortly before the start of the match against the backdrop of many Turkish fans in the stands.


Bayern striker Leroy Sane (m) finds his match against Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (right).

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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. Joshua Kimmich ordered to return to the starting lineup. The international teamed up with Leon Goretzka in midfield instead of Konrad Laimer, looked very solid and distributed the ball well.

Fast start stage

After a fast start, the hosts only gradually took control of the game. There was the first big chance Leroy Sanewho was free in front of the goal, but was not allowed by Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (14 minutes).

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).

Instructions
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel (left) gives instructions to goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

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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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