In Group E of Champions League football news, Bayern Munich stun Dynamo Kiev last night, by winning 1-2 away.
Bayern have now made it five wins in a row, and Robert Lewandowski has scored five goals in the process.
With this win, Bayern Munich have claimed the top spot in Group E with a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kiev. And it is indeed thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s current Champions League scoring spree.
The two teams, hosts Dynamo Kiev and guests Bayern Munich, were playing in the Olympic Stadium snow of Tuesday night.
And with a stunning overhead kick, Lewandowski scored for the ninth game in a row in Europe’s top club championship. In fact, the Poland international has become the first player in the Champions League to do so twice.
However, this does not erase the fact that Bayern were far from comfortable, needing one point to seal first place.
Still, Kingsley Coman managed to increase the Bundesliga champions’ lead before halftime, ensuring Denys Harmash’s late response was in vain.
Champions League Football News – Bayern Munich Stun Dynamo Kiev
With one notable exception, the difficult circumstances on the snow-filled ground hampered the contest’s quality – hence the discomfort, all round.
Once, after the ball looped up off Illia Zabarnyi in the area, Robert Lewandowski had plenty to do.
But his impressive acrobatic finish made a mockery of the challenging state of the pitch, gifting Bayern their first lead.
However, Leon Goretzka prodded Manuel Neuer and was relieved to see the post come to his rescue. The goalkeeper failed to make any contact at all with an attempted clearance.
Instead, Thomas Muller dummied Corentin Tolisso’s ball and Coman scored Bayern’s second goal shortly after Lucas Hernandez survived a tangle. Hernandez and Vitaliy Buyalskiy each other inside the former’s own area.
Neuer rushed to save Mykola Shaparenko’s effort, which suffered a deflection anyway, early in the second half.
Dynamo might have answered then with their own goal, but the same guy was unable to turn in the rebound.
The home side scored for the first time this season when Dynamo Kiev substitute Harmash nutmegged Neuer.
However, overall, Dynamo lacked the class to add an equaliser to this consolation goal that brought the score to 1-2.
But they certainly deserved this equalizer, even if Viktor Tsygankov’s speculative late shot only brushed the post.