Bayern Munich booked the qualifying ticket for the Champions League final, beating Austrian Red Bull Salzburg (3-1), today, Wednesday, in the framework of the fourth round of the group stage.
Bayern’s hat-trick was scored by Robert Lewandowski, Maximilian Woper (self-goal), and Leroy Sané (42, 52, and 68) Mirjam Berisha scored Salzburg’s goal in the 73rd minute.
With this victory, Bayern achieved the full mark by reaching point 12, which secured their lead in the first group, while Salzburg trailed the standings by one point.
A strong start
The first chances in the match came with the feet of Mohamed Camara, the Salzburg player, who hit a crawling ball that was caught by Manuel Neuer.
Gnabry almost caught Salzburg with a missile shot at the bird, but the ball went past the left post.
Neuer saved his goal from an investigative goal for the team after two consecutive shots from inside the penalty area.
Lewandowski crossed from a corner kick to head the ball, but it diverged from Salzburg’s goal.
Salzburg almost surprised Bayern with a goal after a superb pass reached Suposlay to single out Neuer, but he strangely knocked the ball over the bar.
And Salzburg’s attempts continued on the Bavarian goal with a powerful shot from Enoc Muibo from outside the penalty area, but Neuer was on the lookout.
Contrary to the current, Lewandowski was able to follow one of the balls that rebounded from the goalkeeper Shishan Stankovic, to put the Polish striker into the net, so Bayern went to rest, leading (1-0).
At the start of the second half, Goretska extracted the ball from Soboslai to turn into Bayern’s quick counterattack. Koeman ended with a shot that changed its course after hitting Weber’s feet and settled in the goalkeeper Stankovic.
Bayern took a hit midway through the second half after Mark Roca was sent off after receiving a second warning.
However, the numerical shortage did not stop Bayern’s continued attacks, who boosted their lead with a third goal, just two minutes after Roca was sent off.
After a swift attack, the goal came after Koeman, who exchanged the ball with Lewandowski, before sending an elaborate cross to the head of substitute Sani, who made his mark in the match just 6 minutes after coming off.
Sani spoiled his third goal after losing the ball near his team’s penalty area, turning it into an attack for Salzburg, which Berisha ended with a shot into the net, reducing the score for the guests.
Salzburg was close to scoring the second goal after substitute Luka Socic received a through pass inside the penalty area, deftly dodging Neuer before he hit a ball that went past the left post.
In the final moments, Achimero was alone with Neuer, who brilliantly blocked the Salzburg striker, to secure Bayern’s victory in the match (3-1).