Bayern Munich provided a classic Champions League dominance as they overcame Galatasaray with a 3-1 victory, extending their unbeaten run in the UCL group stage; an impressive run of 37 games without defeat, with 34 wins and three draws, with their last loss dating back to 2017. They have now won 16 consecutive group-stage games.
Galatasaray’s relentless pressure tested Bayern’s quality team for more than 70 minutes, with the home team launching 20 attacks compared to Bayern’s six.
However, it was Harry Kane who made the crucial lead, finding the net in the 73rd minute. Shortly after, Jamal Musiala added another goal, ending Galatasaray’s 23-match unbeaten streak across all competitions.
The match got off to an electric start when Bayern winger Kingsley Coman silenced the raucous 50,000 home fans with a goal in the eighth minute.
Mauro Icardi managed to draw Galatasaray level with a penalty in the 30th minute, leveling the score with his 15th strike of the season across all competitions.
Despite a high-pressing game and numerous chances, the hosts eventually ran out of steam, allowing Kane to slot in Bayern’s second goal. Musiala sealed the victory with a strike from just inside the box.
Bayern Munich remains at the top of Group A with nine points, while Galatasaray sits in second place with four. Manchester United will face FC Copenhagen in the other group game.
Harry Kane’s performance in the match was impressive once again; 38 touches, 16 passes completed, three shots, three shots on target, two duels won, one chance created, one assist, and one goal. Kane now has 11 goals (with 6 assists provided) in his first 12 games for Bayern, his first season away from Spurs.
Kane becomes just the third Englishman to reach double figures for away UCL goals, Wayne Rooney (13) and Paul Scholes (10) as per Opta. With his 23 UCl goals scored, he also equaled Frank Lampard’s UCL goal tally.