In their first game since suffering that ruthless 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga and having fired Croatian manager Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich took on the Greek side Olympiacos at the Allianz Arena this Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 in Group B. Led by second-half goals by Robert Lewandowski, and Ivan Perisic, the Bavarians initiated their new era with a 2-0 win over the Greeks and the qualification to the next phase of the European competition.
In the first half, the Bavarians dominated the game, as they made it hard for Olympiacos to keep possession, as the Greeks could barely get into Bayern’s defensive half. However, Olympiacos goalkeeper Jose Sa was the man of the match throughout the initial stage as he pulled off some great saves, denying the Germans in a lot of chances. Also, the hosts struck the crossbar in a powerful Benjamin Pavard finish.
Everything changed after half-time, as the chances created by Bayern Munich were converted into goals. On 69 minutes, guess who stepped up to score yet another goal for Bayern Munich? The man is on fire. I think that if someone who doesn’t watch Football on a regular basis takes a look only at Bayern Munich’s match stats this season, they will think that every player is called Robert Lewandowski, as he scores nearly every single goal of the Bavarian side. It’s something incredible. After Jose Sa seemed to be invincible in the game, Kingsley Coman’s cross found Lewa, who just tapped in. 1-0 Bayern.
Bayern kept going and kept on the control of the game. By the final minutes of the match, Olympiacos did not offer much resistance and did not even get Neuer to work. On 89 mins in a fast counterattack, Tolisso crossed, the Greek defender tried to clear, but the ball went to Perisic as he completed to the nets and gave final numbers to the match. 2-0 Bayern.