Bayern Munich overcome Galatasaray’s challenge to win 3-1 in Champions League

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Bayern Munich extended their winning streak in the Champions League group stage to 16 games with a 3-1 victory over Galatasaray on Tuesday. The German champions had to withstand a spirited performance from the Turkish side, who took the lead in the first half through a penalty by Mauro Icardi. However, Bayern turned the game around in the second half with goals from Harry Kane, Jamal Musiala and Kingsley Coman.

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Galatasaray surprise Bayern with early pressure

The hosts started the game with high intensity and pressed Bayern aggressively, creating several chances to score. They were rewarded in the 24th minute when Icardi converted a spot-kick after he was fouled by Niklas Süle in the box. The Argentine striker celebrated his first goal for Galatasaray since joining on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Bayern struggled to cope with Galatasaray’s pace and physicality, and could not find their rhythm in attack. Their best opportunity came in the 38th minute when Kane hit the post with a header from a corner. The English forward, who also joined Bayern on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, was looking for his first goal for his new club.

Kane sparks Bayern’s comeback with equalizer

The second half saw a different Bayern, who increased their tempo and possession, and began to create more chances. They found the equalizer in the 72nd minute when Kane scored with a low shot from inside the box after a clever pass by Thomas Müller. It was Kane’s first goal for Bayern and his 25th in the Champions League.

The goal gave Bayern confidence and momentum, and they soon took the lead in the 78th minute when Musiala scored with a stunning strike from outside the box. The 18-year-old midfielder, who made his debut for Germany earlier this year, showed his talent and potential with a powerful and accurate shot that left Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera helpless.

Coman seals Bayern’s win with late goal

Galatasaray did not give up and tried to find an equalizer, but they were exposed at the back and conceded a third goal in the 88th minute. Coman scored with a simple tap-in after a cross by Alphonso Davies from the left wing. The French winger, who scored the winning goal for Bayern in the 2020 Champions League final against PSG, added another one to his tally in Europe’s elite competition.

The final whistle confirmed Bayern’s win and their dominance in Group A, where they have nine points from three games. Galatasaray remain second with four points, followed by FC Copenhagen with one point and Manchester United with zero points. The next round of matches will see Bayern host Copenhagen and Galatasaray visit Manchester United on November 1.

By Kane Wilson

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