Bayern Munich worked on trust in the Champions League game with Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday. The German superpower had no child to the Czech champion in its own Allianz Arena: 5-0.
Bayern Munich – Viktoria Plzenbayern coach Julian Nagelsmann decided to rotate considerably and cleared base places for Noussair Mazraoui, Matthijs de Ligt and Ryan Gravenberch, among others. The Dutch had a simple evening. Der Rekordmeister opened the score after just seven minutes via Leroy Sané, who was not straw-wide and hit with a nice goal: 1-0.
After a quarter of an hour, the 2-0 also fell. Bayern happily combined and Leon Goretzka served Serge Gnabry to measure. The Bundesliga champion found himself in a playground and the third hit fell after just 21 minutes. Sadio Mané shared the holiday cheer by hitting hard from close range. A welcome boost for the Senegalese, who also managed to score again in the Bundesliga game with Bayer Leverkusen last weekend.
Mané also played a leading role in the 4-0 in the second half, and the former Liverpool star found Sané with a nice ball, after which the German international made his second of the evening. Eric Maxim Chupo-Moting secured the final chord at Leon Goretzkas instructions. After that, Bayern liked it and the game was finished at a leisurely pace. De Ligt, Mazraoui and Gravenberch completed the ninety minutes. The latter shot just off in the final minutes.
A Bayern masterclass 🤩 What a wonderful competition Bayern Munich puts on the mat! Through a fantastic ball by Mané, Sané shoots into the 4-0 🌟 #ZiggoSport #UCL #BAYPLZ pic.twitter.com/PEUJIxAHBr
— Ziggo Sports Football (@ZS_Voetbal) October 4, 2022
After three games, Bayern remains clear in a pool with FC Barcelona and Internazionale, who will face each other later on Tuesday. Striking detail: The top German club has not lost a game in the Champions League group stage since 2013.
Olympique Marseille – Sporting PortualOlympique Marseille won a big win over Sporting Portugal, but it didnt look forward to that at first. The game started twenty minutes later because the Portuguese player bus got stuck in French traffic. Nevertheless, the start was for the visitors. Francisco Trincão, hired from FC Barcelona, came in and curled the ball after 51 seconds (!) in the far corner.
That dream start was not followed up for Sporting and that was largely due to Antonio Adán. The Spanish goalkeeper was guilty of Alexis Sánchezs 1-1, Amine Harits 2-1 and grabs a red card for incomprehensible hands to make matters worse. When it comes out crass, he also knocks over a teammate. Marseille then went to 4-1.
The French victory is good news for Dutch football, which is in a fierce battle of coefficients with Portugal for sixth place.