Bayern Munich took 13 minutes to take the lead in Moscow. It was then that Leon Goretzka scored the fourth goal of the season, after Benjamin Pavard played on the right. At that time, it seemed more like an easy game for the German champions and Champions League winners last season. However, it was not an easy game, because later Lokomotiv managed to beat Bayern and, on 70 ‘, Anton Miranczuk made the tie.
With just over 10 minutes left in the game, Joshua Kimmich gave Bayern the advantage with a precise shot from outside the box. The Munich team maintained the advantage of a goal until the end of the match.
Russian media are delighted with Lokomotiv’s game at Tuesday’s meeting. – This is an offensive defeat for Lokomotiv, who went to negotiate with Bayern and was close to a draw, or maybe even victory. Ultimately, Lokomotiw lost but didn’t let Lewandowski score a goal, wrote championat.com. Journalists also noted Neuer’s behavior. – The image of the match was endgame, when Neuer started to play against time, which is not a common image in matches of defenders of the Champions League title – he added.
For its part, the portal sportbox.ru emphasizes that the defense did not allow Lewandowski and Mueller to develop. – Lokomotiv did not leave space for Lewandowski and Mueller in the attack. Unfortunately, Krychowiak and Rybus made a mistake and Pavard scored the goal, journalists at the Russian portal said.
Even the “Bilda” journalists appreciated the attitude of Polish football players. Krychowiak was rated “2” (on a scale of 1-6, where 1 is the highest score), recognizing him as the best player on Lokomotiv. In their opinion, Rybus deserved a “3”, being even better than Lewandowski, who received only a “4”.
After two rounds, Bayern add up all the points and lead the group. Locomotives with a point are in second place, but that can change in about two hours. That’s when the second game of the group ends, with Atletico Madrid facing FC Salzburg. Bayern face Salzburg within a week and Lokomotiv face Atlético.