Celtic completely outplayed as Bayern celebrate Jupp Heynckes’ return to Champions League
Bayern Munich completely outplayed the Scottish champions on Allianz Arena, as the Bavarians moved 3 points clear of Celtic in Group B.
The veteran manager Jupp Heynckes made two wins out of two after his return to the the vacant managerial post at Bayern. He opened his tenure with a 5-0 win over Freiburg and his return to Europe was celebrated with 3-0 scoreline against Celtic.
Thomas Muller seems to have found his goalscoring boots as he was again on the scoresheet with the opening goal right at the 17th minute mark.
Bayern kept on putting pressure on Celtic from the beginning and Kimmich’s well drilled cross reached unmarked Lewandowski in the box, as the Polish talisman’s header was brilliantly denied by Celtic goalkeeper, Craig Gordon. But Thomas Muller was very lurking near as he calmly slotted the ball on rebound, giving Bayern the lead.
The Bavarians doubled their lead 12 minutes later when Kingley Coman’s excellent cross was headed towards goal by Kimmich, as the ball looped past Gordon into the top corner.
The Hoops hardly got any respite after the interval as within 6 minutes Robben’s perfect corner was headed right inside the far post by Hummels.
Robben also came close to scoring from a Kimmich corner but the Dutch maestro was denied by a off the clearance from Kieran Tierney.
Brendan Rodgers team also had their chances when Kieran Tierney’s long range effort struck the bar, the visitors had little luck and very leass support away from home.
Bayern could have raced even further into the lead just after the hour mark, but were once again denied. Christian Gamboa stopped Robben from adding a goal to his earlier assist as he blocked his header on the line, before Lewandowski’s tap home from a Coman cross was ruled out for offside.
Celtic could have nabbed a goal back in the 86th minute as Scott Sinclair slotted home on the angle after collecting a skewed Moussa Dembele shot, but the linesman’s flag was raised for offside to top off a tough night for the Scottish Premiership champions.