Bayern Munich qualify for the Champions League knockout as Lewandowski scoring run continue

Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski’s incredible scoring run continued as Bayern Munich booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Olympiakos.

Lewandowski has scored in all 14 of Bayern’s European and Bundesliga games this season, with a tally of 20 across both competitions.

He made it 1-0 from Kingsley Coman’s cross, before substitute Ivan Perisic scored with his first touch late on.

The result saw Bayern bounce back from their 5-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt.

After that domestic defeat on Saturday prompted manager Niko Kovac’s sacking, assistant coach Hansi Flick oversaw a routine victory on Wednesday.

The Greek visitors rarely threatened, failing to have an effort on target, and their hopes of staying in the Champions League will be over if Tottenham Hotspur beat Red Star Belgrade later on Wednesday.

Poland striker Lewandowski’s goal was his 24th of the season for club and country in his 21st appearance of 2019-20 in all competitions.

Having netted 14 times in 10 league games so far this term, he now has six goals from Bayern’s four wins in Group B of the Champions League.

The German league champions, despite enduring a tough defence of their domestic title – sitting fourth in the Bundesliga – have been ruthless in Europe.

They won 7-2 at Tottenham and 3-2 in Greece in October, after opening their campaign with a 3-0 home win over Red Star.

The hosts could have won by more but Benjamin Pavard’s header struck the post on the stroke of half-time.


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