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2 - 1
(0 - 0)
FC Bayern
Galatasaray
H. Kane (80), H. Kane (86)
C. Bakambu (90)

Kane brace sends Bayern through to Champions League knockout stages

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Bayern Munich booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Galatasaray at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. Harry Kane scored both goals for Bayern.

Harry Kane scored a late brace as Bayern Munich beat Galatasaray 2-1 on Wednesday to book a place in the last 16 and extend their winning streak in the Champions League group stage to 17 games.


The England international headed home Joshua Kimmich's 80th-minute free-kick to send the home crowd into a frenzy.

Six minutes later, he made it 2-0 at the back post after second-half substitute Mathys Tel's pass.

Galatasaray pulled one back through Cedric Bakambu, but it was too late for the Turkish visitors to mount a comeback.

Bayern had several promising chances to break the deadlock in the first half, with Harry Kane, Leroy Sané and Jamal Musiala all going close, but Fernando Muslera was equal to all of them.


Unfortunately for Bayern, Musiala picked up an injury towards the end of the first half and was replaced by Thomas Muller.

At the other end of the pitch, Manuel Neuer pulled off a world-class save just before the break to keep out a Mauro Icardi effort.

Harry Kane came close to changing the scoreline at the start of the second half, sliding in at the back post but hitting the post.

Then, just after the hour mark, Galatasaray had the ball in the net, but the goal was ruled out when Mauro Icardi was adjudged to be offside.

In the 80th minute, it was Bayern's turn to put the ball in the net, as Harry Kane headed in Joshua Kimmich's free-kick, and this time it wasn't ruled out.

Kane added a second when he turned in Mathys Tel's low cross at the back post, before Cedric Bakambu gave Galatasaray a glimmer of hope when he pulled one back three minutes into stoppage time.

But it was too late for the visitors to claw back a draw, and Bayern held on for the win.


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