Bayern Munich beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in final Group A game

  • Bayern Munich sealed comfortable victory over Lokomotiv Moscow
  • But European champions had to wait until second half to seal fifth group win
  • Niklas Sule and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting were on target for hosts

Bayern Munich earned a 2-0 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in their final Champions League Group A game with second-half goals from Niklas Sule and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting.

The Bavarians, last season’s winners who qualified for the last-16 with two matches to spare, fielded a largely second-string team with the pressure on Lokomotiv, desperate for a win to secure third place in the standings and a Europa League spot.

Nikas Sule opened the scoring in the second half for the European champions with a trademark header.

Choupo-Moting, replacing Lewandowski, doubled the lead in 10 minutes from time to lift Bayern to 16 points.

They are joined in the knockout stage by Atletico Madrid, 2-0 winners at Red Bull Salzburg. Lokomotiv finished bottom on three points.