Robert Lewandowski's first-half double sent Bayern Munich on their way to making it two wins from two in this season's UEFA Champions League thanks a 5-0 home success against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich 5-0 Dynamo Kyiv
Goals: 1-0 Lewandowski (12' pen.), 2-0 Lewandowski (27'), 3-0 Gnabry (68'), 4-0 Sane (74'), 5-0 Choupo-Moting (87')
Lewandowski had scored twice in Barcelona to help the German champions to a 3-0 victory on Matchday 1 of the group stage, and it wasn't long before the reigning world player of the year was threatening again. The Pole had a powerful header well tipped over the bar by Kyiv goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan, and from the corner that followed Bayern were awarded a penalty. After the ball had struck the elbow of visiting captain Serhiy Sydorchuk, Lewandowski calmly sent Buschan the wrong way from the spot. Right-back Niklas Süle then shot wide from just outside the area as Kyiv showed good organisation until Lewandowski got his second. The European Golden Shoe winner had all the time in the world to pick his spot after being found in space by a Thomas Müller through-ball. Leroy Sane than smacked a shot off the base of the post before a rapid break from Kyiv ended with Manuel Neuer brilliantly flicking out a hand to push Carlos De Pena's cushioned effort over the top.
Kyiv made two changes at the break in a bid to turn the game around, but instead Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Lewandowski and Sane all had chances to add to the home side's lead. Serge Gnabry then smashed home Bayern's third after being released by Sane, and the latter player scored another when his cross from the left - or was it a shot? - caught out the keeper. Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting came off the bench to round off another impressive win for the home side with a fine downward header from a Benjamin Pavard cross as Bayern cemented their position atop Group E.
- Lewandowski now has 77 career goals in the Champions League. After getting 17 in the competition for Borussia Dortmund, he has 60 in 70 appearances for Bayern. His second goal against Kyiv was his 50th group-stage goal overall.
- Neuer made his 100th Champions League appearance as a Bayern player. He has now kept 42 clean sheets.
- Müller has played 126 Champions League matches - no German has made more appearances in the competition. His next goal will be his 50th.
- Bayern have scored at least once in their last 81 competitive matches - an ongoing European record.
- The record champions have netted 46 goals across 10 competitive games this season alone, compared to Kyiv's 25 in 12.
- Bayern are enjoying their 25th Champions League campaign; Kyiv their 18th.
Bayern: Neuer (c) - Süle, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies (Pavard 69') - Kimmich, Goretzka (Sabitzer 80') - Gnabry (Musiala 69'), Müller, Sane (Sarr 80') - Lewandowski (Choupo-Moting 79')
Unused subs: Früchtl, Richards, Cuisance, Sabitzer, Roca, Nianzou, Stanisic.
Out: Coman (heart operation), Tolisso (calf), Ulreich (knee)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Kyiv: Bushchan - Tymchyk (Kedziora HT), Zabarnyi, Shabanov, Mykolenko - Sydorchuk (c) - Tsyhankov (Karavaev 70'), Shaparenko (Shepeliev HT), Andiyevskiy, De Pena - Garmash (Supryaha 70')
Unused subs: Nescheret, Boyko, Verbic,, Lednev, Vitinho, Syrota, Shkurin, Antiukh
Out: Besedin (knee), Buyalskyi (knock), Kargbo (broken leg), Popov (knee), Ramirez (match fitness)
Coach: Mircea Lucescu
As it happened!
FIVE-STAR SHOW FOR BAYERN
Two goals from Leawndowski set Bayern on their way and Gnabry, Sane and Choupo-Moting completed the scoring in the second half. A very good display from the German champions and they top the group with two wins from two.
CHOUPO-MOTING WITH THE FIFTH!
Just when it looks like Bayern are winding down, the man who replaced Lewandowski just a few minutes ago gets in on the act. It's a good cross from fellow substitute Benjamin Pavard, and a fine downward header across the keeper and into the corner from Choupo-Moting.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
SANE FOR FOUR!
If Sane has meant this it's a stroke of genius. There are Bayern players waiting for a cross from the left, and the former Manchester City winger looks to line one up. Instead his ball in catches the keeper out. There's not much of a celebration from Sane...
GNABRY MAKES IT THREE!
Breathtaking stuff from Bayern and they get another goal. It comes as Kyiv commit some bodies forward, but Süle is able to clear the ball on the edge of the penalty area. Sane then shifted the ball to Gnabry, who did well to stay onside, and he raced clear from the halfway line before thumping the ball into the roof of the net.
BAYERN ON TOP
Sane and Gnabry combine well again but the latter's pass is cut out before Müller can tap home. Gnabry then heads wide from an Alphonso Davies cross.
SANE WIDE FROM RANGE
Bayern are continuing to dominate, and Sane keeps trying. He's drags a long-range shot across goal this time. The home side have now had 15 attempts in the match but only four have been on target.
SANE CLOSE AGAIN
The ball just runs away from Sane at the vital moment just when the former Schalke winger looked like having a good chance to make it 3-0.
Lewandowski gets a shot away from a difficult angle in the area but is unable to trouble the keeper. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have also tried their luck in the last couple of minutes.
SANE AND GNABRY DANGEROUS
Sane goes on a mazy run and tees up Gnabry, but his cross is just too far ahead of ha couple of teammates.
We're underway again in Munich.
BAYERN LEAD AT THE BREAK
Robert Lewandowski's penalty and simple second have Bayern in control at half-time in Munich. Leroy Sane hit the post as well and while Kyiv have thrown a couple of punches too, it's hard to see the home side slip up here. They've had 63 percent of the ball so far as well as 11 attempts at goal to Kyiv's five.
KYIV ON TARGET AGAIN
Shaparenko has another shot on target but it's a much more straightforward stop for Neuer this time.
TOP SAVE FROM NEUER!
A rapid break from the visitors ends with De Pena cushioning the ball towards the top corner... But Neuer flicks out a hand to brilliantly tip the ball over the bar.
KIMMICH DRAWS A SAVE
Kimmich tries to catch out Buschan with a cheeky right-footed free-kick from the left wing, but the Kyiv keeper gets down well to push the ball clear.
SANE HITS THE POST!
Sane gets in on the left and smacks a shot off the base of the post. From the corner that follows that chance, Lewandowski can't steer a difficult headed attempt on goal.
SÜLE HAS ANOTHER GO
Another long-range strike from Süle - this one is a lot further off target.
HALF-CHANCE FOR KYIV
Garmash looks to get a shot away inside the area but Upamecano makes a good block.
LEWANDOWSKI GETS HIS SECOND!
Müller finds Lewandowski in lots of space on the edge of the area with a nice through ball. The Polish striker has all the time in the world to pick his spot. It's a second of the night for the reigning world player of the year - and it could turn into a long night for Kyiv.
SÜLE FIRES WIDE
Niklas Süle of all people finds himself on the edge of the Kyiv penalty area and shoots narrowly wide.
BAYERN IN CONTROL
Bayern are looking comfortable since going ahead.
COOL FROM THE SPOT
Lewandowski adds to the two goals he got in the Matchday 1 victory over Barcelona by coolly sending Buschan the wrong way with his penalty.
The corner smacks off the elbow of Kyiv captain Serhiy Sydorchuk in the area and Bayern have a penalty.
CLOSE FROM LEWANDOWSKI!
Gnabry sends over a cross from the right, Lewandowski beats his marker to power a header goalwards... but Buschan does well to tip his effort over.
BETTER FROM KYIV
A good move down the right sees Tsyhankov slice a shot wide from a tight angle.
The home side have started with a good tempo and are dominating possession.
Leroy Sane is away down the left but his low cross is picked off by the keeper.
The game is underway in Munich.
Bayern have a particularly good record in the Champions League group stage, having gone 23 games unbeaten (20W, 3D). Kyiv, meanwhile, have only two wins from their last 13 games in the competition.
MÜLLER THIRD ON ALL-TIME LIST
Müller got his 218th goal for Bayern in their win at Fürth. That puts him third on the all-time list of club goalscorers, behind only Gerd Müller (523) and Robert Lewandowski (305). Can the Germany international add to his tally here? He already has 49 career goals in the Champions League.
GNABRY FOR BAYERN
There's just one change from the Bayern team that beat Greuther Fürth 3-1 away last Friday. Serge Gnabry has replaced Benjamin Pavard, so it looks like a return to a four-man defence with Niklas Süle starting at right-back.
KYIV STARTING XI: Bushchan - Tymchyk, Zabarnyi, Shabanov, Mykolenko - Sydorchuk (c) - Tsyhankov, Shaparenko, Andiysevskiy, De Pena - Garmish. Subs: Nescheret, Boyko, Verbic, Shepeliev, Lednev, Karavaev, Vitinho, Syrota, Shkurin, Supryaha, Kedziora, Antiukh.
BAYERN STARTING XI: Neuer (c) - Süle, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies - Kimmich, Goretzka - Gnabry, Müller, Sane - Lewandowski. Subs: Früchtl, Richards, Pavard, Choupo-Moting, Cuisance, Sabitzer, Sarr, Roca, Nianzou, Musiala, Stanisic.
Bayern have home advantage on Matchday 2 in the UEFA Champions League group stage as they look to back up their 3-0 win in Barcelona with another victory over Dynamo Kiev. The Ukrainians, who drew 0-0 at home to Benfica in their opening fixture, lost 4-3 on aggregate against Bayern in the 1998/99 semi-finals.