Robert Lewandowski scored twice for the second straight Champions League recreation this season as Bayern Munich cruised to a 5-0 dwelling win over Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.
Lewandowski claimed the 76th and 77th Champions League targets of his profession as Bayern cantered right into a two-goal lead on the break earlier than Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting netted within the second half.
Lewandowski additionally hit a brace within the 3-0 drubbing of Barcelona a fortnight in the past and, in whole, he has scored 24 targets in his final 18 Champions League appearances to bolster his credentials for the Ballon d’Or award on the finish of November.
The outcome means Bayern prime Group E, two factors away from their subsequent opponents Benfica, who beat Barcelona 3-0 in Lisbon on Wednesday.
“We did pretty well,” stated man-of-the-match Sane. “We kept things calm at the back, showed our dominance and we were strong in our finishing.”
The 25-year-old appeared to have scored the objective of the evening when he despatched the ball flying into the web from the left wing, however he admitted it was a fluke.
“No, it wasn’t intentional, I just wanted to put a good cross in. My technique isn’t that good,” he stated with a smile.
Dynamo Kiev coach Mircea Lucescu picked a defensive line-up designed to include the Bundesliga champions, however the hosts took the lead with lower than 12 minutes gone.
Kiev captain Serhiy Sydorchuk dealt with within the space from a Joshua Kimmich nook and Lewandowski transformed the ensuing spot-kick in entrance of 25,000 followers, a 3rd of the Allianz Arena’s capability as a result of Bavaria’s Covid-19 rules.
The Poland striker scored his second when Bayern’s relentless urgent led to Thomas Mueller threading a cross between two defenders for Lewandowski to fireplace dwelling on 27 minutes.
This was the nineteenth Champions League recreation by which Lewandowski has scored two or extra targets.
It threatened to show right into a first-half rout as Sane’s shot smacked towards the publish 10 minutes earlier than half-time.
On one of many uncommon events when Dynamo acquired out of their very own half, Uruguayan winger Carlos de Pena compelled Manuel Neuer to tip the ball over the bar.
Poland worldwide Tomasz Kedziora and Volodymyr Shepelev got here off the bench to assist the guests repeatedly thwart Bayern after half-time till Gnabry hit the web on 68 minutes.
Sane went shut on two events, earlier than Gnabry completed off a counter-attack that began in Bayern’s field.
With Sane, Mueller and Lewandowski sprinting up in assist, Gnabry went it alone and fired in an excellent shot which crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.
Sane’s tried cross then caught Dynamo goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan off guard as he was crushed at his close to publish.
Lewandowski trudged off to a standing ovation with 11 minutes left and his alternative Choupo-Moting headed in Bayern’s fifth within the dying phases.