Defending Champions Bayern Munich have pinned their 5th win out of 5 Champions League matches this season to break the all time record for the Champions League consecutive wins with 9 wins a
row, since their winning streak started last year in their first leg quarter final match against Juventus!
Snow fall welcomed Bavarian giants Bayern Munich in their match against CSKA Moscow at Russia. The game kicked off with the visitors trying to attack the Russians, however they didn’t create any dangerous chances and whenever CSKA got the ball possession Bayern looked shaky and unorganized. The pitch’s condition really affected Bayern’s game, but in the 17th minute a pass from Thomas Muller towards the penalty area found Arjen Robben who sent an unstoppable shot towards CSKA’s net giving Bayern an early lead, with Bayern first shot on target! The first half came to an end with a 0:1 lead for Bayern.
In the second half CSKA Moscow were more active, they created a good number of chances but the Bavarians goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was always there to stop their chances even when Keisuki Honda was left one-on-one with him. Bayern got the best of their visitors and hit their second goal of the night in the 56th minute through the talented Mario Gotze, who did a nice individual effort to put bayern ahead with more than 30 minutes left for the match. CSKA didn’t lose hope and kept their hunt after their goal, their efforts were awarded when they got a penalty kick in the 62nd minute. Honda took on the spot kick and managed to help his team pull one goal back. Bayern didn’t take much to respond, an attack 3 minutes later a nice pass from Arjen Robben to Mario Gotze saw Gotze hitting a shot that seemed going into the net but hit the left post instead and bounced back into the penalty area, Arjen Robben made a run and got hold of the ball but then he was brought down and awarded his team a penalty. Thomas Muller took on the penalty and scored Bayern’s 3rd and last goal of the match.
With this win Bayern managed to pin their name in history books as the only team to have won 10 consecutive matches in Champions League. Since Bayern have beaten Juventus last year in the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals, they managed to win all their matches of two encounters against Juve, 2 against Barcelona, the final against Dortmund and their 5 matches in this season’s group stage.
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Venue: Arena Khimki, Moscow
Kickoff: 17:00 GMT
CSKA 1:3 BAYERN
Robben (17′), Gotze (56′), Honda (P. 62′), Muller (P. 65′)
Yellow cards: Martinez 43′, Thiago 71′
Red cards: None
Fernandes, Berezoutski, Ignashevitch, Schennikov
Wernbloom, Elm (Zuber 68′)
Tosic, Honda, Milanov (Vitinho 90′)
Musa (Bazelyuk 80′)
Rafinha, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba
Martinez (Kirchhoff 79′)
Muller, Kroos, Lahm (Thiago 28′), Robben
Gotze (Green 88′)
Man of The Match:
Bayern Munich: Arjen Robben
Arjen managed to score Bayern’s opening goal from the first shot on target for his team, in a match during bad snowy weather and then earned Bayern’s penalty that resulted in their 3rd goal which sealed the win for Bayern and got their new record.