Summary

  • Lewandowski's free-kick the difference between the teams.
  • Bayern finish Group D on 12 points.
  • Ancelotti's troops scored ten goals in three group games.

FC Bayern München rounded off their UEFA Champions League Group D campaign with a 1-0 victory at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening.

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FC Bayern München 1-0 Atletico Madrid

Goals: 1-0 Lewandowski (28')

Bayern were already guaranteed to go through in second place behind Atletico, but began intent on showing their visitors who was boss at the Allianz Arena. They patiently probed around the penalty area and eventually broke the deadlock just before the half-hour mark when Robert Lewandowski curled in a superb free-kick that was almost a carbon copy of his strike against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 13.

Carlo Ancelotti's men were comfortable after the break and the game flowed almost exclusively towards the Atletico goal. Lewandowski had a chance to double the lead from Arjen Robben's cross but could not keep his header down, while Thiago fired over from close range. It was of little consequence in the end, though, as Bayern chalked up their third home win in the competition this season to finish the European calendar year on a high note.

Bayern continued their unbeaten run at home in the Champions League this season with victory over Atletico. © gettyimages / Maja Hitij

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Man of the match

Hard-working, always on the move and a handful for defenders, Lewandowski was a constant menace at the Allianz Arena and once again his eye for goal proved decisive.

Talking point

Xabi Alonso and David Alaba beware: Bayern have a new expert free-kick taker. Lewandowski has now scored the last two he has taken.

Match stats

  • Rafinha and Costa both made their 50th Champions League appearances in this  match.
  • Lewandowski has now scored 14 goals in his last 12 home games in the competition.
  • Costa had more shots on goal than any other player in this match (five).

Line-ups

Bayern: Neuer (c) – Rafinha, Hummels, Alaba, Bernat – Vidal – Thiago, Sanches – Robben (Kimmich 83'), Lewandowski (Müller 80'), Costa

Coach: Carlo Ancelotti

Atletico: Oblak – Vrsaljko, Godin, Savic, Hernandez – Saul, Gabi (c), Koke (Partey 68'), Gaitan (Correa 60') – Greizmann, Carrasco (Gameiro 60')

Coach: Diego Simeone