Bayern Munich struck twice in 4 minutes within the first half to set them on their strategy to a 4-3 victory over an embattled Manchester United on Wednesday and make a successful begin in Champions League Group A.
The hosts regarded in management all through regardless of some sloppy defending at occasions and got here out on high in a seven-goal bonanza with three of the targets coming within the last jiffy.
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Goals from Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry within the twenty eighth and thirty second minutes put the hosts firmly within the driving seat with injury-hit United, who’ve now misplaced their final three matches, pulling a objective again within the forty ninth by way of Rasmus Hojlund’s deflected effort.
A Harry Kane penalty, awarded for a handball by Christian Eriksen, restored Bayern’s two-goal cushion 4 minutes later earlier than the sport ended with a flurry of late targets.
Casemiro slotted in from shut vary within the 88th minute however Bayern substitute Mathys Tel scored as soon as extra in stoppage time earlier than Casemiro headed in one other for United with the final transfer of the sport.
United, who misplaced 3-1 to each Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal of their earlier two video games, have now conceded three targets or extra in three consecutive matches for the primary time since December 1978.
Yet it had began properly for the guests with Eriksen going agonisingly shut within the fourth minute solely to see his shot blocked by Bayern keeper Sven Ulreich.
It was a howler by United keeper André Onana that put Bayern in entrance, with the Cameroon worldwide misjudging Sane’s tame shot and letting it slip previous him and into the online.
With Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel serving a one-match suspension from final season and assistant Zsolt Loew on the bench, Bayern scored once more with Jamal Musiala establishing Gnabry after a fantastic solo run.
Hojlund’s deflected effort 4 minutes after the restart following a fast United passing transfer gave them some hope however Bayern rapidly extinguished it within the 53rd with Kane’s penalty.
“Disappointed because we should stay in the game,” stated United coach Erik ten Hag. “If you score three goals at Bayern Munich you have to take a point.
“We are in a interval, lots goes in opposition to us. We must make our personal luck. We’ve performed nice groups within the final three video games.”
In a frantic finale Casemiro first hooked the ball in from shut vary after stumbling to the ground within the 88th minute after which headed their third objective in stoppage time, seconds after Bayern substitute Tel had powered the ball into the roof of the online.
The hosts, unbeaten now of their final 28 Champions League group stage dwelling matches additionally hit the woodwork by way of Sane and Thomas Müller within the second half.