FC Bayern München sealed their place in the Last 16 of the UEFA Champions League after coming from behind to beat PSV Eindhoven, with Robert Lewandowski scoring both goals. Carlo Ancelotti's side will now battle it out with Club Atletico de Madrid for top spot in Group D.
PSV Eindhoven 1-2 FC Bayern München
Goals: 1-0 Arias (14'), 1-1 Lewandowski (pen 34'), 1-2 Lewandowski (73')
Bayern almost made the perfect start, with Lewandowski crashing a header off the crossbar early on, but it was the hosts who took the lead on 14 minutes. Manuel Neuer did brilliantly to save Davy Pröpper's point-blank header, but couldn't prevent the offside Santiago Arias nodding in the rebound. Shortly after hitting the woodwork for the second time, Lewandowski brought the Bavarians level from the penalty spot, after Andres Guardado had handled in the penalty area.
PSV keeper Remko Pasveer was called into action to deny David Alaba and Arturo Vidal early in the second half, with Thomas Müller also going close. Douglas Costa replaced Arjen Robben – given a standing ovation by his former club – and the Brazilian was at the origin of Bayern's second, slipping through for Alaba to square for Lewandowski. The Polish international could even have had a hat-trick after a wonderful bit of skill, but was denied by the woodwork for the third time in the match. The Bavarians nevertheless held on for a 2-1 win, and are now through to the Round of 16.
Man of the Match
Lewandowski once again made the difference for Bayern as he grabbed his third and fourth goals in the Champions League this season - and he could have had a couple more. With the Polish striker on this kind of form, Carlo Ancelotti's side look a very dangerous prospect indeed.
Job done for Bayern, who are into the Round of 16 with two games to spare. They didn't have it all their own way against PSV, and Carlo Ancelotti may be a little concerned at their chances-to-goals ratio - but now the focus will be on snatching first place in the group away from Atletico.
- Lewandowski had 5 shots in the first half, more than the entire PSV team put together (3).The Poland striker has scored 19 goals for club and country in his last 17 games.Bayern are now up to 399 goals in the UEFA Champions League, behind only Real Madrid CF (476) and FC Barcelona (447).
PSV: Pasveer - Arias, Isimat-Mirin, Moreno, Willems (Brenet 46') – Ramselaar (Zinchenko 74'), Schwaab, Guardado - Pröpper, Pereiro (Bergweijn 67') - L. de Jong (c)
Coach: Phillip Cocu
Bayern: Neuer - Lahm (c), Boateng, Hummels, Alaba – Kimmich (Coman 64'), Alonso, Vidal – Müller (Sanches 85'), Lewandowski, Robben (Costa 64')
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti