Harry Kane struck again as Bayern Munich beat UEFA Champions League Group A rivals Galatasaray. - © Imago
Harry Kane struck again as Bayern Munich beat UEFA Champions League Group A rivals Galatasaray. - © Imago

Harry Kane helps Bayern Munich stay perfect with Galatasaray win


Harry Kane scored one and made another as Bayern Munich maintained their perfect start in UEFA Champions League Group A with victory over Turkish champions Galatasaray.

Galatasaray 1-3 Bayern Munich
Goals: 0-1
Coman 8' (assist: Musiala), 1-1 Icardi (pen. 30'), 1-2 Kane 73', 1-3 Musiala 79' (assist: Kane)

Bayern travelled to Istanbul as the team to beat in the section, after back-to-back wins over Manchester United and Copenhagen. Kingsley Coman duly put them on course for a third, applying a smart finish to Jamal Musiala's mazy run and assist, but the record champions were indebted to goalkeeper Sven Ulreich for preventing a first-half turnaround. Having already thwarted Kerem Aktürkoğlu with the score goalless, Manuel Neuer's understudy pulled off a superb stop from the same player, before tipping over from Mauro Icardi. Ulreich was eventually beaten in the 30th minute when Icardi won and coverted a penalty following a foul by Joshua Kimmich, but dusted himself off to deny Aktürkoğlu in a very presentable one-on-one.

Bayern rediscovered their customary attacking dynamism at the start of the second half as Coman set up Leroy Sané for a shot from inside the area that sailed over. Galatasaray continued to get at Thomas Tuchel's team, though, with Lucas Torreira a whisker away with his 18-yard strike before heading into the side netting on the hour. Bayern responded in kind as Sané's low drive forced Fernando Muslera into a sprawling save. And their superior individual quality told in the final 20 minutes. Kane scored at the second attempt after his initial effort had been blocked, before turning provider for Musiala to seal a workmanlike win that keeps Bayern comfortably on course for the round of 16.

Match stats

  • Kane has 23 goals and seven assists in 35 Champions League outings overall. The England striker scored his 11th Bayern goal.
  • Musiala has two goals and one assist in three Champions League games this season.
  • Bayern are unbeaten in their last 19 away group games in the Champions League (W17, D2) - another outright record.
  • The defending Bundesliga champions Bayern are unbeaten in 37 Champions League group games, winning their last 16 in a row - two more on-going competition records.
  • Bayern's overall record against Turkish opposition reads played seven, won five, drawn one.
  • Galatasaray have never beaten a Bundesliga club at home in the Champions League (D3, L3).


Galatasaray: Muslera (c) - Boey, Sánchez, Bardakcı, Kazımcan Karataş (Angeliño 74') - Ayhan (Ndombele 80'), Torreira - Tetê (Mertens 56'), Aktürkoglu (Alper Yılmaz 74'), Zaha (Ziyech 75') - Icardi
Unused subs:
Günay Güvenç, Demirbay, Nelson, Oliveira, Bakambu
Okan Buruk

Bayern: Ulreich - Mazraoui (Sarr 78'), De Ligt, Kim, Davies - Kimmich (c), Laimer - Coman (Tel 83'), Musiala, Sané - Kane (Choupo-Moting 83')
Unused subs: 
Peretz, Krätzig, Müller, Pavlović
Buchmann (thigh), Gnabry (fractured arm), Goretzka (hand), Guerreiro (thigh), Neuer (match fitness), Upamecano (hamstring)
Thomas Tuchel

As it happened!

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Muslera thwarts Sané as Bayern threaten a fourth goal. Five added minutes to get one...

Third Bayern goal!

The hosts are caught out again. This time it's Kane advancing with the ball. He finds Musiala, who looks up and drives an effort into the top corner.
Jamal Musiala

Bayern retake the lead!

Kane's been kept quiet, but he takes his chance when it comes. Musiala has time and space to find the Englishman, whose initial effort is blocked. But he buries the rebound!

Harry Kane


Harry Kane

It's gone quiet

Which is no bad thing for Bayern. They needed to ride those mini storms...

Plan B?

Tuchel has Thomas Müller, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and teenaged sensation Mathys Tel among his substitutes. Will he stick or twist?

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Side netting!

Bayern get away with one again as Torreira heads into the side netting. Very difficult game for the record champions, this.



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A warning shot from the hosts as Torreira bends an effort wide from outside the box. Not sure Ulreich would have stopped that!


Bayern's in-form No.10 takes aim from inside the Gala area, but can't keep his shot down.

No changes

As you were at the start of the second half. Can Bayern wrestle back the advantage?
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Half time

That's the half and it's been an entertaining one. Coman put Bayern ahead with a breakaway goal early on but Icardi levelled for the home side from the penalty spot thereafter. Plenty more to come in this exciting Group A encounter.

Icardi miss

Icardi is suddenly in and has a big opportunity to put Galatasaray ahead before the break. Kim just does enough to pressure the Argentinian into a shot off target.

Cool-hand Davies

The Bayern full back shows plenty of determination and focus to stifle the lively Tete.

Ulreich stops hosts

Kerem Aktürkoğlu gets in behind Min-Jae Kim and has his sights on scoring. Ulreich is there to make one more tremendous save.

Muslera alert

Muslera comes off his line to snuff out the danger posed by the onrushing Coman. Kane is then denied by some intense Galatasaray defending.

Laimer booking

Laimer is booked for stepping on Kaan Ayhan.

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Busy Mauro

Icardi is again in the thick of it and rushes a shot wide of the target. The home fans are bouncing.

Icardi scores

Mauro Icardi nets a cheeky Panenka from the penalty spot and Galatasaray are level.




Penalty Galatasaray

Kimmich goes in on Icardi inside the area and the referee points to the penalty spot.

Section leaders

Kingsley Coman's early opener here has Bayern cruising in the provisional standings on nine points with Galatasaray currently second on four. There's plenty left in this game, though.

Almost Torreira

Good build up from Galatasaray and Lucas Torreira can get a shot away. The ball flashes narrowly off target.

Ulreich lively

Icardi and Mazraoui both get a touch on the throw in that takes the ball forward. Ulreich tips over.

Kane & Co. still ahead

The hosts have had more possession and chances in this Group A game, but's it's Bayern who have their noses in front.

Galatasaray defend well

Alphonso Davies and Musiala almost combine to create an opening for Bayern but Bardakci is there to clear the danger.

Sané booked

Sané is called up for offside and lets his frustration be known. The Bayern man is booked.

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Ulreich again

The Bayern shot stopper gets a crucial fingertip to the ball to make Aktürkoglu's follow up finish very tricky. The Galatasaray player can only rush a shot off target.

Outstanding Ulreich

Aktürkoglu looks to help Galatasaray hit back immediately but Ulreich makes a superb stop to deny the home team's No. 7.

Bayern lead!

The visitors break this time through Musiala, who gallops forward in characteristic fashion. The 20-year-old finds Coman who has time to apply the finish. Super start for Bayern!
Kingsley Coman

Aktürkoglu danger

Aktürkoglu with a shot on the spin but Ulreich is there to make the save for Bayern.

Galatasaray break

The hosts hit Bayern on the counter-thrust and Icardi's shot at the target is blocked wide. Decent chance for Galatasaray.

De Ligt focused

Kerem Aktürkoglu's dangerous free kick is cleared by Matthijs de Ligt and Bayern look to break.


Game on in Istanbul.

All set ...

The Champions League anthem is over and all that awaits now is kick off.

Players in tunnel

Super atmosphere inside the stadium as both sets of players line-up inside the tunnel. It's almost time!

Scoring kings

Can Thomas Tuchel's men hit the target in Turkey tonight? Bayern have scored at least a goal in each of their last 36 Champions League group stage games. We're soon to find out if the Bavarian giants can extend that outstanding run.

"As awesome game!"

Bayern have collared their former Bundesliga champion and ex Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski for a pre-match interview and the 38-year-old told the Bundesliga side's official website about what FCB can expect in Istanbul: "It's going to be an awesome game! It's a spectacular stadium and the atmosphere is fantastic. It's special because the whole crowd go with you and get behind the team. I enjoyed every home match there."

Warm-ups underway!

Both sides are going through their respective pre-game warm-ups as the Ali Sami Yen Stadium fills ahead of kick-off.

Bayern team news

The record German champions make a single change to the team that began the Bundesliga Matchday 8 win against Mainz last weekend. Noussair Mazraoui starts with Leon Goretzka, who has suffered a hand injury, missing out. Guerreiro, Gnabry and Upamecano are also out injured for the visitors while goalkeeper Manuel Neuer hasn't travelled.

Galatasaray team news

Coach Okan Buruk shows just one change to the side that started last Saturday's win against Beşiktaş . Former Leipzig and Hoffenheim full back Angeliño is replaced by Kazımcan Karataş. Mauro Icardi, meanwhile, has recovered from a knock to his ankle and starts.

Bayern starting XI

Ulreich - Mazraoui, De Ligt, Kim, Davies - Kimmich (c), Laimer - Coman, Musiala, Sané - Kane

Bayern subs

Peretz, Choupo-Moting, Sarr, Müller, Tel, Krätzig, Pavlovic

Galatasaray starting XI

Muslera (c) - Boey, Sánchez, Bardakcı, Kazımcan Karataş - Ayhan, Torreira - Tetê, Aktürkoglu, Zaha - Icardi

Galatasaray subs

Günay Güvenç, Angeliño, Demirbay, Mertens, Ziyech, Nelson, Oliveira, Alper Yılmaz, Ndombele, Bakambu

Watch: Sané's star belatedly ascendant

It is not just Kane Galatasaray will have to watch out for - Leroy Sané has been close to unstoppable this campaign.

Galatasaray's German struggles

The hosts, meanwhile, will have to do something they have never managed before to defeat Bayern. In five previous fixtures against Bundesliga clubs on home turf, Gala have never prevailed, drawing on three occasions and losing twice.

Fun on their travels

Bayern come into this clash with plenty of positive away memories in recent years. They are currently unbeaten in their last 18 Champions League clashes away from the Allianz Arena (W16, D2), which is a competition record.

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Team news - Galatasaray

There are few absentees for Okan Buruk to contend with, although two players who could potentially miss tonight's clash are big names. Hakim Ziyech has managed just two appearances for his new club since his summer move from Chelsea, and while he could be in contention to feature here, it would be a risk to field him from the start. Mauro Icardi, meanwhile, has plundered 14 goals in 15 matches this term, including two in the weekend's 2-1 victory over Besiktas. However, he suffered an ankle injury in that clash, and could well be unavailable here as a result.


Bayern and Galatasaray have met just twice before, in the first round of the 1972/73 European Cup. The Turkish outfit held the Bavarians to a 1-1 draw on home soil before losing 6-0 in the second leg as Bayern ultimately secured a comfortable passage to the next stage. Overall, Bayern have played six games against Turkish teams, winning five and drawing one - they will therefore be eager to keep that unbeaten run going tonight.

Team news - Bayern Munich

Dayot Upamecano and Raphael Guerreiro remain injury absentees, with Manuel Neuer on the brink of finally returning in goal after his long absence - but not expected to do so in Istanbul. Leon Goretzka is a doubt following an arm injury sustained in Saturday's win in Mainz. Harry Kane has a goal and two assists in his first two Champions League appearances for Bayern and is almost certain to lead the line again.

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Form - Bayern

Bayern continue to set new yardsticks with their incredible Champions League group stage record of recent years. They are now unbeaten in 36 group ties, while their 2-1 win in Copenhagen earlier this month was a record 19th away group stage match unbeaten - although that record will be tested in Istanbul. The champions remain unbeaten in the Bundesliga and are third in the table after a 3-1 win at Mainz on Saturday.

Form - Galatasaray

It's fair to say the hosts are on a bit of a high right now after their dramatic 3-2 win at Manchester United on the previous Champions League matchday - their first-ever win in England. The Turkish champions are second in Group A with four points (two fewer than Bayern) and are unbeaten domestic league leaders - taking a 2-1 win over Istanbul rivals Beşiktaş at the weekend.

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