Champions League: Bayern Munich beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 to extend winning run in the Champions League

Bayern Munich beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 to extend winning run in the Champions League  

  • Holders Bayern Munich continued their impressive Champions League run with a win in Russia 
  • Leon Goretzka opened the scoring with a header for Bayern Munich
  • Anton Miranchuk equalised but excellent Josh Kimmich volley restored lead

Holders Bayern Munich extended their Champions League winning run to 13 games with a win over Lokomotiv Moscow.

Joshua Kimmich volleyed in a 79th-minute winner on Tuesday as they battled past hosts Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 in their Champions League Group A match.

Leon Goretzka headed them in front in the 13th minute but they squandered a string of chances before Anton Miranchuk punished them following a quick break from Ze Luis.

Bayern, winners of five trophies in 2020, are top of their group on six points, after also beating Atletico Madrid 4-0 last week in their opener.

The Russians, who have one point, had the first good chance through Fyodor Smolov’s third-minute header but Bayern’s Goretzka did better, heading in a perfect Benjamin Pavard cross.

With Lokomotiv pressing for a second goal, Joshua Kimmich grabbed the winner when he picked up the ball on the edge of the box and with his back to the goal, flicked it up, pivoted and volleyed in the winner.

Bayern next visit Salzburg while Lokomotiv, who have lost six of their last seven home games in the Champions League group stage, host Atletico.