The top three performers from FC Bayern Munich’s 4-0 victory over Atletico Madrid.
FC Bayern Munich was victorious in their opening match of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage. A 4-0 victory against La Liga club Atletico Madrid was the perfect start to the defense of their European title.
Die Roten had three different goal scorers, displaying the quality they have when they are at their best. Most importantly, Robert Lewandowski didn’t score a single goal. Wednesday’s victory did feature very strong individual performances in addition to the fine display from the team as a whole. Here are the top three performances from the victory.
The man who scored the match-winner in the Champions League final picked up where he left off in the competition. Kingsley Coman scored the first goal for Bayern in this season’s edition of the Champions League. In the second half, he registered a second goal to complete a terrific performance which saw him score a brace, register an assist, and complete four key passes.
He was a constant threat on the wing and was finding the space he needed to be effective. Atletico Madrid struggled to contain him throughout the match as Coman was able to get in behind the defense on multiple occasions. Coman was by far the best player on the pitch and was the main difference-maker in this victory for Bayern.
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Leon Goretzka produced another strong performance for Bayern. He was instrumental in the victory against Arminia Bielefeld last weekend and was a key player against Atletico Madrid. The German international continues to grow into a versatile midfielder under Hansi Flick. He played a deeper role against Bielefeld.
On Wednesday, he was deployed in a much more dynamic role. Once again he was making an impact both offensively and defensively. Goretzka scored Bayern’s second goal of the match while also registering three clearances and two tackles. The German midfielder completed 95% of his passes to lead all players in Bayern’s starting XI. (Stats courtesy: Whoscored)
After getting sent off against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday, Corentin Tolisso turned around his fortunes and gave Bayern a positive performance against Atletico Madrid. He scored one of the goals of the season so far for Bayern. His strike was a top-class effort and was the perfect response to the disappointing moment he had over the weekend.
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This performance could be the start of a more consistent run of good form for Tolisso. Wednesday’s goal was his first goal in the Champions League for Bayern since the second leg of the Round of 16 against Chelsea. He should get another opportunity to make a difference when Bayern face Lokomotiv Moscow next week on matchday two.