Bayern Munich have retained their perfect record in this season’s Champions League with a 2-1 win at Dynamo Kyiv.
The victory means that the German side have five wins from five in Group E and have sealed top spot with a game to spare. Barcelona and Benfica will now scrap it out for second place, but there will be no toppling the relentless Bavarians who look unstoppable in Europe this campaign.
Tuesday’s win in Kyiv was actually the first time that Bayern have won a game in this season’s Champions League by just a single goal, but it was nonetheless a solid victory and very much a case of job done in difficult conditions.
There was, however, nothing routine about Robert Lewandowski’s opener inside the first quarter of an hour. On a snowy pitch, requiring the use of an orange ball, Dynamo failed to clear their lines and the Polish striker showed great reflexes to overhead kick the loose ball into the back of the net.
A thumping finish from Kinglsey Coman made it 2-0 and ultimately sealed the win before half time.
In the 70th minute, the hosts got a consolation goal thanks to Denys Harmash, but it wasn’t enough to halt Bayern’s march to 15 points and a guaranteed seed in the last 16 draw.
On the final matchday, Bayern host Barcelona. There will be nothing at stake for the Germans, except the chance to make it six wins from six, which would be an incredible feat.