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Bayern Munich retained their 100% record in the Champions League group stages so far this season with a 3-1 victory over Galatasaray away from home. This was not a vintage performance from the German outfit, who had to rely more on clinical finishing to get them through. Galatasaray also were quite wasteful with many of the chances, and the team now has to settle for just four points from the first three games.
Galatasaray 1-3 Bayern Munich Player Ratings
8’ – A fine attacking move from Bayern Munich ended in brilliant fashion after Kingsley Coman put the German club ahead. Coman was found with precision by Leroy Sane, who managed to grab the past many opponents near the box.
9’ – Sven Ulreich was almost immediately called into action, as he had to come up with a brilliant save to keep out Kerem Akturkoglu’s volley
30’– Mauro Icardi won a penalty and then later stepped up to score his second Champions League goal of the season
37’ – Akturkoglu almost scored from a brilliant lofted pass but the rise from the Bayern goalkeeper once again came to the rescue for Thomas Tuchel and his team
62’ – Leroy Sane made an excellent run but was unable to find the corner of the net following a brilliant save from Fernando Muslera
73’– Harry Kane finally came good in the game at the second of asking to score from close range. After having missed plenty of chances in the match,
79’– Jamal Musiala became one of the key players from the squad following the excellent finish just six minutes after the goals from Harry Kane
Star Player: Harry Kane – 8/10
Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) – 8.20
It was not a vintage performance from Harry Kane in the 90 minutes. The England international missed several decent opportunities in front of goal before being able to finally take the weight of expertise on his shoulders.
The 30-year-old had only three shots in total but the England international made it count. The former Tottenham striker has now scored at least a goal or assisted a goal for his teammates in nine of his last 10 games for club and country.
Galatasaray player ratings
Fernando Muslera 7/10 – Made a handful of excellent saves
Sacha Boey 7/10 – Offered decent threat in the final third
Davinson Sanchez 6/10 – Failed to keep hold of the fluid Bayern front three
Abdulkerim Bardakci 6/10 – A handful of impressive tackles
Kazimcan Karatas 5/10 – Made an error that led to Leroy Sane’s opener
Kaan Ayhan 6/10 – Booking in the second half
Lucas Torreira 7/10 – Solid performance from the 27-year-old
Tete 6/10 – No shots on target
Kerem Akturkoglu 7/10 – Numerous chances but still failed to score
Wilfried Zaha 6/10 – Offered very little in the final third
Mauro Icardi 7/10 – Came up with a goal for Galatasaray after winning and scoring the penalty
Baris Yilmaz 6/10 – Very little impact
Hakim Ziyech 5/10 – Did not offer much
Angelino 6/10 – Very little time for impact
Tanguy Ndombele 6/10 – Mediocre impact from the late substitute
Dries Mertens 6/10 – Averaged less than 70% pass success rate
Bayern Munich player ratings
Sven Ulreich 7/10 – Made several outstanding saves to keep Bayern in the game
Noussair Mazraoui 7/10 – Pushed forward well enough to keep the opposition busy
Matthijs de Ligt 7/10 – Mauro Icardi quiet for the most part
Min-Jae Kim 7/10 – Solid combination with de Ligt
Alphonso Davies 6/10 – Unable to offer impressive numbers
Konrad Laimer 7/10 – Picked up a booking in an otherwise solid display
Joshua Kimmich 6/10 – Unable to offer significant threat
Kingsley Coman 8/10 – Brilliant opener
Jamal Musiala 8/10 – Evening elevated following the recent win over the goals and be one
Leroy Sane 8/10 – A constant threat for the visitors
Harry Kane 8/10 – Eventually came good despite missing many chances
Bouna Sarr 6/10 – Not much impact
Mathys Tel 6/10 – Very little time for impact
Eric Choupo-Moting 6/10 – Very little time for impact
Galatasaray 1-3 Bayern Munich Player Ratings: The Final Word
Bayern Munich come back home happier of the game with Galatasaray following a 3-1 victory at the Rams Global Stadium in Istanbul. The victory extends the advantage with the remaining three games for Bayern Munich. The visitors may be missing a couple of key players, but Thomas Tuchel has been able to produce a strong tactical awareness to keep Galatasaray away at bay for most of the match.
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