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FC Bayern
L. Sané (7), S. Gnabry (13), S. Mané (21), L. Sané (51), E. Choupo-Moting (59)

Bayern ease past Plzen

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Bayern crushed Viktoria Plzen 5-0 at Allianz Arena to extend their winning streak in the Champions League to three games.
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Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
FC Bayern München made it three wins out of three in the Champions League with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen at Allianz Arena tonight.

It only took seven minutes for Leroy Sané to open the scoring with a stunning solo goal. The German international was given too much space by a passive Plzen backline at the edge of the box and unleashed a powerful shot into the top corner.

Serge Gnabry joined the scoring with 13 minutes on the clock, finishing off a quick team move after being set up by Leon Goretzka.

Bayern continued their dominance and found a third goal nine minutes later, when Sadio Mané scored his first Champions League goal for the club. The Senegalese international collected the ball 30 metres out and ran towards goal. To his luck, the ball rebounded off a defender a played him through before the smashed home at the near post.

Julian Nagelsmann's troops were hungry for more goals and thought they had made it 4-0 through Jamal Musiala in the 36th minute, but the goal was ruled out after Mane was adjudged to have been in an offside position in the build-up.

The fourth goal eventually came in the beginning of the second half as Leroy Sané scored his second of the game. The former Manchester City winger made a good run in behind the Plzen defence, controlling a long pass from Mané before smashing the ball into the net.

With the win in safe hands, Sané was soon taken off by Nagelsmann, who had already substituted Alphonso Davies and Jamal Musiala at half-time with a look ahead to Saturday's clash with old foes Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

One of the substitutes, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, got on the scoresheet just shy of the hour mark, smashing the ball in via the post to make it 5-0 with the last goal of the evening.

With the win, 'Die Roten' sit comfortably top of Group C with nine points and a goal difference of 9-0.

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