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Bayern 2-0 Galatasaray: FC Hollywood book last-16 place with a Harry Kane brace

Thomas Tuchel’s men were once again able to get the better of Galatasaray as Harry Kane was the hero once again, hitting a brace to seal the victory.

Harry Kane’s late double secured Bayern Munich’s place in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 victory over Galatasaray.

The first half was frustrating for both sides, with Bayern having the better chances. Kane and Leroy Sane tested Galatasaray’s Fernando Muslera, but the Turkish side started to find their footing after the break, having a goal disallowed for offside.

Kane scored twice in the final 10 minutes to seal the win for the hosts, and although Cedric Bakambu scored in stoppage time for Galatasaray, it wasn’t enough.

Bayern’s perfect record in Group A, with four wins, secured their spot in the knockout stages, while Galatasaray remained third in the table.

Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray: The Turkish side were no pushover

Early on, Sane’s attempted cross was deflected out for a corner, and Kane’s long-range shot was tipped over the crossbar by Muslera. The Galatasaray goalkeeper then denied Sane in a one-on-one situation, and a sliced shot from Sane went wide.

A promising move on the right flank saw Kingsley Coman feed Jamal Musiala, but his shot narrowly missed the target. Sane had another near miss, with Sacha Boey putting pressure on him.

Musiala had to be substituted due to injury in the 40th minute, and Thomas Muller came on in his place. Just before halftime, Mauro Icardi had a chance for Galatasaray but was stopped by Manuel Neuer.

Seven minutes into the second half, a deflected cross from Coman was met by Kane at the far post, but his effort hit the woodwork.

Substitute Baris Alper Yilmaz’s header went over the bar, and Galatasaray thought they had scored when Lucas Torreira poked the ball home, but it was ruled offside.

Kane finally broke the deadlock in the 80th minute, rising to head in a superb free-kick from Joshua Kimmich, initially ruled out for offside but awarded after a VAR check.

Kane added his second six minutes later, slotting home after a slick build-up play involving Muller and Mathys Tel.

Bayern came close to a third goal when a pass from Serge Gnabry found Muller, but his shot rolled wide.

In stoppage time, Sergio Oliveira’s precise pass found Bakambu, who cut inside and fired a shot into the bottom corner to pull one back for Galatasaray.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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