“We wanted to end 2020 – it was an outstanding Champions League year – with a win “said coach Hansi Flick. “We did well defensively”he added, praising Choupo-Moting: “It was good for him to score the goal.”
A lot of effort, little chance
Bayern started dominantly against the defensive Russians. They only brought five substitutes to Munich, including two goalkeepers.
For almost 20 minutes, both teams had no chance to score. Bayern tried it over the wings, but due to a lack of precision on the flanks, this was unsuccessful. The Russians bet on counterattack. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had to intervene in one of the counter attacks in the 35th minute.
Hard test of patience
In the 39th minute, the guests reappeared dangerously in front of Bayern’s goal, but François Kamano’s shot caught Leon Goretzka. In return, Thomas Müller only hit the external network.
For Bayern, the compulsory task against the bottom of the group proved to be a tough test of patience. In the 57th minute, Serge Gnabry failed to Guilherme and then shot just wide. In the 63rd minute, Süle rewarded the hosts’ efforts and headed a corner from Costa to make it 1-0. In the 80th minute, Choupo-Moting ensured success with his goal to make it 2-0.