Bayern Too Good For Ideye’s Olympiakos Ten-man Bayern Munich eased into the Champions League k...
Bayern Too Good For Ideye’s Olympiakos
Ten-man Bayern Munich eased into the Champions League knockout stages after demolishing Greece's Olympiacos 4-0 on Tuesday to secure top spot in Group F with a game to spare.
The German champions, who had Holger Badstuber sent off early in the second half with a straight red card, were unstoppable in the opening 20 minutes, scoring three times to put the game to bed early.
Douglas Costa struck after eight minutes, Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead after 16 minutes with Thomas Muller adding another four minutes later as dazed Olympiacos found no answer to the continuous attacks.
However, Badstuber was too slow for Brown Ideye in the 53rd, holding on to the quick Nigerian forward outside the box to get his marching orders on a miserable comeback for the injury-plagued Germany international.
|Badstuber was sent off for impeding Ideye|
The Nigerian who had little to do was isolated up front as he watched his side totally outplayed by Bayern
The Greeks enjoyed a bit more possession but Coman got in on the act heading in Mueller's nod for Bayern's 14th goal in their three group home games.
Chelsea player Abdul Baba Rahman returned to the starting line-up in the UEFA Champions League after sitting out for the weekend’s Premier League game.
Chelsea recorded a 4-0 victory on their trip to Israel making it two wins out of two after the international break, having had damaging results before then.
|Baba Rahman and Igiebor watches as Ben Haim was sent off for Maccabi|
Gary Cahill opened the scoring to give away side Chelsea a 1-0 lead going into the first half interval. Willian, Oscar and Kurt Zouma added in the second half to give Chelsea all three points with a confortable victory against the club who are yet to register a point in this season’s UEFA Champions League. Nigerian midfielder Nosa Igbiebor who was on for the entire duration for the Israeli club offered little as Chelsea were rampant.
The win took Chelsea to top of Group G as FC Porto lost at home by two goals to nil to Dynamo Kyiv.