Bayern Munich began their participation in the Champions League with a 3-0 win against the Red Star, which in the first part gave many problems to the Bavarians to generate chances but eventually gave in to German power.
Bayern exercised a clear dominance from the beginning of the match. He appropriated the ball, drove it in the middle of the Red Star and with quick recoveries still in the opposite field drowned from the origin almost all attempts to exit the Balkan team.
However, the occasions took a long time to come due mainly to inaccuracies in the area and its surroundings, where the Red Star left few spaces.
The first arrivals were harmless. The goal Borjan, despite the dominance of Bayern, only had to intervene in the initial half hour to cut some aerial balls. It took the German champion to create real danger 21 minutes. The launch Philippe Coutinho from the crescent passed slightly above the goal and shortly after the Brazilian himself led to another option of the Frenchman Lucas Hernández, who played as left back.
The Red Star had only shown signs of life in the opposite half in two kickbacks, one of them ended in a shot by Jander against the outside net, but almost coincided with Bayern's first goal. The play began in Manuel Neuer, who cut a long pass from the Red Star quite far from his goal, and opened it to the left for Ivan Perisic who put a center to the area for Kingsley Coman to define head first.
Before the break Bayern again had two good chances, at the feet of Coutinho, Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso, but the first half ended with only one goal of advantage for the Bavarians. For the domain shown, it was too little. Those of Kovac could only reproach themselves for having left Estella Roja alive.
In the second part, the Red Star tried to shake the local control a little by advancing its first pressure line, but retreating with speed. It did not pay off and Bayern had several occasions to increase the count: in 55 Perisic he found a good stop for Milan Borjan, in 57 Borjan again saved Lewandowski or in 65 Perisic, passing Kimmich, He finished off the crossbar.
If you looked at the statistics sheet you could get the impression that Bayern was passing over the Red Star but the Serbian team was still alive and in 78 it was close to the draw with a shot off Marco Marin.
We had to wait 80 minutes for the sentence to arrive, through almost always, the Polish Lewandowski, who defined within the small area after stealing a ball from the Serbian defense. The definitive tranquility for Bayern was brought by Thomas Müller, who scored a pass from Thiago Alcántara who, on a free-kick, served a ball on a plate over the barrier. .