Robert Lewandowski (r.) celebrates scoring the only goal of the game to give Bayern victory over Atletico. - © © imago / Michael Weber
Robert Lewandowski (r.) celebrates scoring the only goal of the game to give Bayern victory over Atletico. - © © imago / Michael Weber
Bundesliga

Lewandowski strike gives Bayern win over Atletico

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.

FC Bayern München 1-0 Atletico Madrid

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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.

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