Great game at the Allianz Arena, where Bayern Munich started their UEFA Champions League campaign on the right foot, beating Manchester United 4-3 to take the lead in Group A.
In a good duel, the Germans crushed the English, who had started well, but eased up, which the locals took advantage of to achieve a great result.
It is worth noting that Manchester United had a good start until their goalkeeper André Onana made the mistake that paved the way for Bayern to win.
The first few minutes of activity at the Allianz Arena were marked by Manchester United attacks, three corners in the early stages of the game and an important goal.
It was only the 4th minute and Sven Ulreich saved the locals when Christian Eriksen fired a shot that was saved by the German, after the game that had started with the Dane himself leaving Facundo Pellistri and the Uruguayan due to the intervention Alphonso Davies couldn’t score a goal.
Marcus Rashford scored another goal for the visiting team in the 17th minute with a very long shot that Ulreich parried, which seemed more dangerous.
Those were the Bayern-Manchester goals
Little by little, Bayern Munich started to pose a threat and they managed to take the lead in the first half. It was a huge mistake from goalkeeper André Onana, who failed to save Leroy Sané’s shot, and the Cameroonian was crucial to make it 1-0 in favor of the Germans, in a game in which Harry Kane had his back.
United were barely able to break away from their first goal and in the 31st minute Serge Gnabry made it 2-0. It was a great move from Jamal Musiala on the left wing, who slipped between Victor Lindelöf and Diogo Dalot to help his teammate, who didn’t miss.
It was in the 33rd minute when the English tried to get closer; Sergio Reguilón received the ball from Casemiro, he passed the ball to Pellistri, but the Uruguayan didn’t make it to the play.
Before the break, Bayern knocked on the door, because in the 44th minute Sané hit very hard, the shot had an impact and went in one direction.
In the second half and with no changes, United got closer to the scoreboard in the 49th minute when Rasmus Højlund scored in the penalty area after a pass from Rashford that was initiated by Casemiro. It was 2-1 and it seemed like the Manchester team was back.
A minute later, Musiala brought the ball into the penalty area, Eriksen deflected, there was a penalty and the duel continued, although the Dane’s handball was ruled out in the 52nd minute.
The penalty was taken in the 53rd minute by Kane, making it impossible for Onana to make it 3-1 for Bayern Munich, a team that had the fourth goal in the 55th minute, but Sané crashed the ball to the Post.
Reguilón crossed for an extra shot in the 60th minute in another good move from Rashford, drowning out a new call for the away game.
Onana then saved Manchester United at least twice: first in the 62nd minute when Kane was beaten by Musiala and the Englishman was unable to beat the Cameroonian; Then the goalkeeper himself deflected a long-range shot to Sané.
In the last half, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tried a shot after cutting through his goal and Onana saved it in the 82nd minute.
In the 88th minute, Casemiro revived United again to make it 3-2. It was a ball into the box that Anthony Martial and Rashford touched; In the end, the Brazilian made a deflection on the grass and scored.
This led to a few more Englishmen arriving but killing the Germans; In addition, Thomas Müller shot the ball onto the post in the 92nd minute, and a minute later Mathys Tel dashed the visitors’ hopes by shooting inside the penalty area to make it 4-2.
Casemiro scored a brace and headed in Bruno Fernandes’ cross to make it 4-3 as there was no time for England to equalize.