Bayern Munich is approaching the round of 16 in the next round

Bayern Munich is approaching the round of 16 in the next round

DThe first victory against black and yellow Bayern have this week in the box. However, he did not succeed on Wednesday evening against the superior league leaders of the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund, in which Bayern must compete on Saturday, but against the knocked-out, pointless last of the Champions League Group E, AEK Athens. A playful revelation was the 2: 0 against the Greek champions by two goals from Robert Lewandowski in the 31st and 71st minute not. But at least it brought in front of 70,000 spectators in the sold-out Munich stadium an end to the negative series of four home games without a win, as they had previously given 17 years ago.

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"We took a good step forward. We had the game under control during the decisive moments. But we know that we can do it even better. A win is very important for self-confidence, "said Lewandowski on Sky.

In addition, finally managed once again a game without conceding. Only five minutes after kick-off Manuel Neuers strange negative series from the Bundesliga, where he had to pass the last eight shots on his goal in five games since the end of September, would continue even in the Champions League. At the first corner left the Bayern defense Vasilis Lampropoulos completely uncovered. But luckily the fainting of the action pursuing new missed the Greeks the long corner just. Two minutes later, Joshua Kimmich, after the failed experiment in the 1-1 defeat against SC Freiburg from the position in the defensive midfield returned to the right backside, a precise cross to Leon Goretzka, who in central position from twelve meters a skilful header direction Torwinkel sent. However, the distance was a bit too high to beat goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas – he just steered the ball over the crossbar in flight.

That was a brisk start and yet remained a straw fire. "Enthusiastic" and "rousing" they wanted to play against Athens and "then take the momentum to Dortmund," Thomas Mueller had announced, who had returned to the starting lineup like Franck Ribéry of the bank. But there was no sign of momentum for half an hour. At some point Kimmich was so fed up with the sluggishness of his offensive colleagues that he played the ball back into his own half, shouting about the lack of opportunities to play.

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