Soccer News: Bayern Munich Dynamo Kiev 5-0: Lewandowski brace keeps a perfect Group E start

    Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a 5-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.

    The Polish striker scored from the spot and opened the scoring at the Allianz Arena after 12 minutes, before adding his second goal 15 minutes later when he passed Georgi Bushchan.

    Serge Gnabry fired into the hosts’ third after half-time before Leroy Sane caught the Dynamo goalkeeper off guard on his near post to score the fourth.

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting rounded off the score with Bayern’s fifth place finish consolidating their top spot in Group E, as they appear to be favorites to move to the next stage after two wins in as many games.

    Viktor Tsygankov flew the first chance of the match just wide before Bushchan headed for a Lewandowski header, but the problems followed by the resulting corner.

    Serhiy Sydorchuk was judged for managing inside the box, with Lewandowski coldly taking the penalty before Thomas Muller prepared the second.

    The German forward’s through ball brought Lewandowski, who found the bottom right corner to score his 119th goal in his last 100 games for Bayern.

    Sane’s left foot hits the post eight minutes later, with Manuel Neuer forced to a rare save against Carlos de Pena at the stroke of half-time.

    Lewandowski hooked wide as he sought his hat-trick after half-time, with Gnabry then missing the target with a simple header following Alphonso Davies delivery

    However, Gnabry was forgiven with a quick counter attack when he hit the goal from the bottom of the crossbar following a discharge from Sane, who added a quarter after 74 minutes when he entered from the left flank and took Bushcan by surprise.

    Choupo-Moting added a fifth header from Benjamin Pavard’s cross as Bayern achieved their ninth victory in nine games in all competitions.

    What does it mean? Bayern set the pace for the start of Group E

    Bayern dominated against Barcelona in the first game and continued with emphasis against the Ukrainian Premier League champions to maintain their advantage in Group E.

    The Bundesliga lineup garnered their 33rd win in 35 group stage home games with a comfortable win when Barcelona moved to Benfica to give Nagelsmann’s side a starting lead after two games.

    Meanwhile, Dinamo remain third, just one point behind the top two, and Mircea Lucescu’s side will have to find some form if they are to test themselves for the knockout stage.

    King Kimmich

    Joshua Kimmich controlled the proceedings from start to finish in another classy performance for Bayern.

    The midfielder only missed four of his 90 attempted passes, with 60 of those arriving in the opposing half while enjoying the 109 touches ahead.

    Terrible Tymchyk

    Oleksandr Tymchyk received an unnecessary first-half caution for a late foul on Sane and has been on thin ice ever since.

    Mircea Lucescu hooked the right-back at half-time after a bad performance in which he won less than 15% of his seven duels while battling Bayern’s wealth of offensive riches.

    What’s next?

    Bayern host Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday in their Bundesliga return, while Dynamo are at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on the same day.

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