Bayern Munich’s victory in the Czech Republic started with Sadio Mané. In the ninth minute, the Senegalese scored with Goretzka on the left, received inside the area and finished on the goalkeeper’s exit. Shortly after, at 13, Coman crossed low from the left, and Müller anchored to make the second of the Bavarians.
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Sadio Mané, Goretzka and Müller celebrate Bayern Munich’s goal in the rout against Viktoria Plzen (Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP)
The third and fourth goals came from Goretzka’s feet. At 24, the midfielder received at the entrance of Müller’s area, dominated and finished well. Ten minutes later, the assist came from Sané, from the left, and the shirt 8 entered the area and gave a nice cavadinha to beat the goalkeeper Stanek.
After the break, the Germans slowed down, and Viktoria Plzen managed to react. At 16, Vlkanova hit a beautiful kick from the edge of the area on a rebound and made the first of the home team. At 29, Kliment received inside the area of Holik, turned and kicked to give final numbers to the score: 4 to 2.
Bayern are in the round of 16 and lead Group C with 12 points. The Bavarian team and Napoli are the only ones with 100% success in the Champions League. Viktoria Plzen remains zero, in the bottom, and has remote chances of managing to finish in third place and go to the Europa League.
The next round is on the 26th of this month: Bayern go to Camp Nou and face Barcelona, and the Czechs visit Inter in Milan.