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In a hard-fought Champions League match, Bayern Munich extended their winning streak in group-stage games with a 2-1 victory over Copenhagen, thanks to a late goal by Mathys Tel.
The match was tied at 1-1 when the winning moment unfolded. Thomas Müller, aged 34, received a pass from Harry Kane, displaying a blend of experience and youth. Müller managed to fend off two defenders and then provided a precise pass to 18-year-old French forward Tel, who hammered the ball into the net in the 83rd minute.
Bayern faced a challenging task as they struggled to break through Copenhagen’s deep and compact defense for most of the game, making them vulnerable to counterattacks. Bayern’s coach, Thomas Tuchel, acknowledged Copenhagen’s solid defensive setup, saying, “They defended very narrow and very compact, and it was hard to open that up.”
Tel’s goal extended Bayern’s remarkable run of 15 consecutive wins in Champions League group-stage games, a record in the competition, dating back to a draw with Atletico Madrid in 2020. Bayern has also remained unbeaten in the group stage for 36 games since 2017.
Bayern had a scare in the third minute when Mohamed Elyounoussi broke through the defense on a counterattack but saw his shot saved by goalkeeper Sven Ulreich.
Copenhagen took the lead in the 56th minute with Lukas Lerager’s goal, which stemmed from Elyounoussi’s involvement in the buildup. Elyounoussi set up Viktor Claesson, whose shot was blocked by Bayern’s Kim Min-jae, but the rebound fell kindly for Lerager, who scored with a looping volley past Ulreich.
Bayern responded 11 minutes later when Jamal Musiala showcased individual skill, beating defender Peter Ankersen and slotting the ball low into the bottom-right corner from the edge of the box.
Copenhagen had an opportunity to retake the lead, but Elyounoussi narrowly missed with a powerful shot before Tel’s decisive goal put Bayern in front.
In the dying moments of the game, Bayern survived a late scare when goalkeeper Sven Ulreich made a crucial save to prevent an own goal.
In the other Group A match, Galatasaray shocked Manchester United with a 3-2 victory. Bayern Munich now tops the group, holding a two-point lead over second-placed Galatasaray.