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L. Lerager (55)
J. Musiala (67), M. Tel (83)

Bayern extend group stage record with unconvincing comeback win in Copenhagen

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Bayern Munich found themselves behind against FC Copenhagen at Parken Stadium, but bounced back to win 2-1, winning their 15th consecutive Champions League group stage game.
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Bayern Munich recovered from a shocking FC Copenhagen opener to beat the Danish champions 2-1 at Parken Stadium and extend their record-breaking winning streak in the group stage of the Champions League to 15 games.

After a scoreless first half, Lukas Lerager gave the hosts a surprise lead, hitting a half-volley past Sven Ulreich in the 56th minute.

Jamal Musiala found the equaliser for Bayern with an impressive solo goal in the 67th minute before second-half substitute Mathys Tel scored the winner after being set up by fellow replacement Thomas Müller.

Thomas Tuchel made one change to the Bayern side that drew 2-2 with RB Leipzig on Saturday, as Noussair Mazraoui came into the starting lineup at the expense of Leon Goretzka. With the Moroccan international starting at right-back, Konrad Laimer was moved to central midfield, accompanying Joshua Kimmich.

Bayern dominated possession from the start of the game, but struggled to open up a disciplined and concentrated Copenhagen defense in a first half with very few opportunities to either side.

The home team arguably created the better chances before the break while largely limiting Bayern to efforts from outside the box.

56 minutes into the game, Copenhagen even took the lead. After Min-jae Kim blocked an initial shot from Victor Claesson, the ball fell to Lukas Lerager, who hit a half-volley into the net to shock the Bavarians and send the home crowd into ecstasy.

Bayern continued their patient search for a way through the Copenhagen defense and eventually found the equaliser 67 minutes into the game after a bit of magic from Jamal Musiala. The youngster danced his way through the Copenhagen defense before blasting a shot past Kamil Grabara.

The winner followed in the 83rd minute when Thomas Müller was played in behind and shielded the ball well before unselfishly picking out fellow second-half substitute Mathys Tel, who put the ball into the net.

Copenhagen came close to scoring a late equaliser, but Jordan Larsson's threatening effort was kept out by Sven Ulreich.

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