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Bayern start defence well against CSKA Moskva

Published: Tuesday 17 September 2013, 22.46CET
FC Bayern München 3-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
David Alaba scored the first goal of the group stage and the holders completed victory through Mario Mandžukić and Arjen Robben.
by Andy James
from Fußball Arena München

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Match statistics

BayernCSKA Moskva

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)65
 
35
Total attempts20
 
8
on target13
 
5
off target7
 
3
blocked4
 
3
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners3
 
1
Offsides6
 
3
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
13
Passes862
 
426
completed753
 
305

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 17 September 2013, 22.46CET

Bayern start defence well against CSKA Moskva

FC Bayern München 3-0 PFC CSKA Moskva
David Alaba scored the first goal of the group stage and the holders completed victory through Mario Mandžukić and Arjen Robben.

FC Bayern München got their UEFA Champions League title defence off to a winning start with a comfortable defeat of PFC CSKA Moskva.

David Alaba's stunning free-kick gave Bayern the ideal platform with the group stage's first goal just four minutes in and Mario Mandžukić capped a dominant opening half with a second shortly before the break. The holders remained in control after the restart but were made to wait until midway through the second period for Arjen Robben to complete the scoring and put Bayern joint top of the early Group D standings.

Bayern could hardly have wished for a better start as Alaba took aim from 20 metres and struck a sweet, swirling free-kick past Igor Akinfeev into the bottom-right corner. The lead could easily have been doubled as the German champions began to strut, but Mandžukić saw his attempt denied by the sprawling Akinfeev following a fine pass from Philipp Lahm.

The Bayern captain had been deployed in defensive midfield, meaning Rafinha took over at right-back and had the crowd on their feet again on 20 minutes, though their cheers soon muted with the realisation his right-foot blast had nestled the wrong side of the net. Bayern were left wondering how they had not scored again when Mandžukić's swirling header somehow rebounded off the goal frame and out.

Vitinho had warmed Manuel Neuer's palms at the other end between times, but Bayern were oozing confidence. Before long their advantage was extended, Mandžukić nodding in a straightforward header from Robben's set-piece delivery.

Robben had two chances early in the second half to add to Bayern's tally, but volleyed straight at Akinfeev as the ball dropped in the box and saw another deflected effort well held by the Russian international. Yet there was a familiar UEFA Champions League tale for the 2013 final hero as his persistence eventually paid off, Alaba looping a superb ball over the defence for him to bring down and crash past Akinfeev for Bayern's third on 68 minutes.

Substitutes Xherdan Shaqiri and Bastian Schweinsteiger each went close late on, but there was to be no further scoring as Bayern cruised to victory. Manchester City FC's 3-0 win at FC Viktoria Plzeň puts them level pegging at the top of the section, but Bayern will get the opportunity to pull clear when they visit the City of Manchester Stadium on 2 October.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.28CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000479/match=2011773/postmatch/report/index.html#bayern+start+with+victory

Lineups

bayern

Bayern

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK) (C)
4
DanteDante
3
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
7
RibéryFranck Ribéry
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Goal41
Substitution75
7
HondaKeisuke Honda
10
RobbenArjen Robben
Goal68
Substitution79
8
St. ZuberSteven Zuber
Substitution77
13
RafinhaRafinha
14
NababkinKirill Nababkin
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
18
MusaAhmed Musa
Substitution74
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
19
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
25
T. MüllerThomas Müller
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
27
AlabaDavid Alaba
Goal4
31
VitinhoVitinho
Substitution46
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution71
42
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov

Substitutes

22
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
1
ChepchugovSergei Chepchugov (GK)
5
Van BuytenDaniel Van Buyten
5
VasinViktor Vasin
11
ShaqiriXherdan Shaqiri
Substitution79
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
14
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Substitution75
21
TošićZoran Tošić
Substitution46
15
KirchhoffJan Kirchhoff
23
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
Substitution77
26
ContentoDiego Contento
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
31
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
Substitution71
71
BazelyukKonstantin Bazelyuk
Substitution74

Coach

Josep Guardiola (ESP) Leonid Slutski (RUS)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Gianluca Cariolato (ITA), Sandro Pozzi (SUI)

Fourth official

Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Luca Banti (ITA), Antonio Damato (ITA)

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