Bayern Munich ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Red Star Belgrade, on a night when the home side never truly got out of second gear at the Allianz Arena.
There was less than a minute between Manuel Neuer charging out of his area for a trademark clearance and Kingsley Coman’s header that gave Bayern their first-half lead. In between came Ivan Perisic’s smooth stepover and inch-perfect cross from the left.
Bayern failed to make their dominance count until the 80th minute, when Robert Lewandowski turned two of the Red Star defenders into the Chuckle Brothers – it was to me, to you as it ricocheted into the Poland striker’s path to slot home. It could have been a different story had Red Star’s Marko Marin curled his strike the right side of the post just minutes earlier however.
There was a late deluge on the Red Star goal as the Serbian side tired. Milunovic turned a cross onto his own bar and a Lewandowski shot was cleared off the line before Thomas Muller added a third.