After the 4-0 battle in the Allianz Arena, the European Champions are battling
against Atletico Madrid to show once again that they are the most scary team in the world.
Kingsley Coman, whose header resolved in Lisbon last season’s Champions League final just 59 days ago,
scored Bayern’s early goal, set up their second goal, and took fourth in Munich behind closed doors, Flashywap reports.
On Wednesday, Coman started where he left off last season with two goals in Atletico Madrid ‘s 4-0 home defeat,
as the holders got their Champions League campaign defense off to a winning start.
Turning the Atletico defense inside out before smashing home 72 minutes later, he saved his best for last with a fascinating attempt.
In addition to Atletico’s anguish in Munich, goals by midfield players Leon Goretzka and
Corentin Tolisso, who generated an unbeatable long-range strike from outside the box.
Before UEFA approved that the match could go ahead, there were uncertainties about the
game after Bayern winger Serge Gnabry tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
In the Wednesday morning round of testing, the rest of the Munich team tested negative.
As Luis Suarez just was unable to hook up with a low pass from Atletico left-back Renan Lodi,
both sides had clear early chances, while Bayern center-back Niklas Suele hit the post at the other end.
Just before Bayern pulled ahead, Suarez again fired long.
Joshua Kimmich, who the night before celebrated the birth of his second child, won the ball,
then spun and put an excellent cross into the box that found Coman shooting 29 minutes past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
When the French winger dropped into the area, Coman offered a support, caught Goretzka free,
and the midfield player beat Oblak with a hard strike from close range to make it 2-0 at the break.
Early in the second half, Atletico seemed to have hauled a goal back when Joao Felix
tapped home, but in the build-up, the VAR caught Suarez offside.
Tolisso seized Bayern’s third just after the hour mark when, after Kimmich’s effort had been charged down, he hammered home a crescendo strike.
When he twisted and turned his way past marker Felipe before firing deftly home on 77 minutes, Coman sealed a fine individual exhibition.
After helping to create a four-goal padding in the coming weeks with back-to-back away
group games in Moscow and Salzburg, the 24-year-old was almost promptly replaced.