Bayern Munich hit five in their rout of Rostov at Allainz Arena
Bayern Munich made a flying start of their Champions League campaign with 5-0 victory over FC Rostov. It’s coach Carlo Ancelotti first Champions League game for Bayern from the touchline and Italian made his presence felt, putting a solid team on the pitch despite resting Xabi Alonso, Frank Ribery and Arturo Vidal on the bench. Despite playing with a rotated squad, Bayern came strong and put a 5-0 show at Allianz Arena.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for the hosts when he converted a controversial penalty from the spot. In first-half added time birthday boy Thomas Muller added second to find the net second-time in a row who has struggled among goals in recent times. This birthday may bring something special for the German forward in likes of Champions League medal, if he continues to contribute for his side.
The 21-year-old midfielder Joshua Kimmich was on fire, served himself brace
First half finishes 2-0, it was like they were following the scoreline of Barcelona who were also 2-0 up from the first-half against Celtic. In second-half they came strong as well, but this time attack came from the deep midfield. Joshua Kimmich 21, who has the potential to replace Xabi Alonso scored twice in the quick session to make it 4-0. In the 53rd minute Kimmich got his first and added his second in the 60th minute. Juan Bernat added fifth in the stoppage-time.
Russian club playing their first match tasted the first defeat of European night which they may get used to as Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven is next in line. Bayern who made a thumping start will be up against Atletico Madrid in the next match, who had eliminated Bayern last season from the tournament at semifinal stage. This time it’s going to be an early battle for the both team in which Bavarians will be eager to take revenge.
Carlo Ancelotti has a good record in the champions League winning it three times for the three different teams. It may be his fourth with the fourth different team, but it’s a long road ahead. Ancelotti is the manager, Bayern were looking for their European glory, and he has arrived at Allianz Arena as Bayern priority has shifted to Champions League, because they have got no competition in Bundesliga winning it four time in a row.