Bayern Munich rally to win

Ruben Hill
October 29, 2020

Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer said he is satisfied with the club's 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow while admitting that it was a "difficult game".

Kimmich ensured Bayern went unpunished for a sloppy performance when he took the ball from from Javi Martinez, turned and fired inside the far post in the 79th minute.

"We had to work hard for the victory", Kimmich told broadcaster DAZN. We had some chances to decide it earlier. "It was not easy in the second half but in the end, we were lucky to come out with the win", Goal.com quoted Kimmich as saying.

Bayern's opening goal came courtesy of a neat piece of play in which Corentin Tolisso played a chipped pass to Benjamin Pavard, whose volleyed cross was steered into the net by Goretzka.

Kingsley Coman then struck the foot of the post 10 minutes later after an identical assist from Pavard with the Russians clearly struggling with Bayern's pace down the wings.

Kimmich made sure it didn't matter with his shot from outside the box.

At the other end, only a good challenge from David Alaba prevented Lokomotiv striker Ze Luis finishing a counter-attack.

Lokomotiv equalised when Anton Miranchuk cleverly opened his body to slot home Ze Luis' cross.

Robert Lewandowski, who was unusually quiet, was awarded a penalty midway through the second half after a brilliant run through three players, but the decision was overturned by VAR for a tight offside.

The Cape Verde global wasted a huge opportunity to put Lokomotiv in front when he opted to go for goal himself rather than square for an unmarked Rifat Zhemaletdinov.

"It's one way that we try to break down teams that sit deep and defend", Flick said of his side's first goal. But we can't rely on it and have to do something about it again and again.

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