1. goal
    31'Lewandowski
  2. goal
    71'Lewandowski
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    1. goal
      31'Lewandowski
    2. goal
      71'Lewandowski
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      1. yellow card
        30'Uros Cosic
      2. yellow card
        64'Andre Simoes
      3. yellow card
        67'Vasilios Lampropoulos
      1. yellow card
        30'Uros Cosic
      2. yellow card
        64'Andre Simoes
      3. yellow card
        67'Vasilios Lampropoulos
      1. substitution
        84'Rafinha for Franck Ribéry
      2. substitution
        87'Renato Sanches for Serge Gnabry
      3. substitution
        90'+1Sandro Wagner for Lewandowski
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      1. substitution
        67'Erik Morán for Alef
      2. substitution
        78'Rodrigo Galo for Konstantinos Galanopoulos
      3. substitution
        79'Lucas Boyé for Petros Mantalos
      1. substitution
        67'Erik Morán for Alef
      2. substitution
        78'Rodrigo Galo for Konstantinos Galanopoulos
      3. substitution
        79'Lucas Boyé for Petros Mantalos
      4. substitution
        84'Rafinha for Franck Ribéry
      5. substitution
        87'Renato Sanches for Serge Gnabry
      6. substitution
        90'+1Sandro Wagner for Lewandowski
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      20
      AEK Athens
      AEK Athens
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      Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich70000 viewers
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      Resolute Reds beat AEK to stride clear

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      FC Bayern beat AEK Athens 2-0 on Wednesday night, and the Champions League round of sixteen beckons for Niko Kovac and his men. Robert Lewandowski put the Bavarians ahead from the spot after 30 minutes before rounding off his brace midway through the second half.

      The German record champions started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng and Rafinha in a back four. Javi Martínez filled the holding role behind Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka and Franck Ribéry, with Lewandowski as sole striker. Rafinha, Renato Sanches and Sandro Wagner took over from Ribéry, Gnabry and Lewandowski in the closing stages.

      Dour first half

      The 70,000 crowd at the Allianz Arena saw the Bavarians dominate proceedings but struggle against AEK's back five at first. Müller saw an effort blocked before Vassilis Lampropoulos nodded a header just wide at the other hand. A fine Kimmich cross found Goretzka, whose header was tipped over the bar. The visitors worked tirelessly when not in possession, and chances proved few and far between for the next 20 minutes.

      Lewandowski was upended in the box on the half-hour and proved a cool customer from the spot, putting Bayern ahead. Müller almost doubled the lead, but his shot was deflected and went wide. Poland striker Lewy miscued following a strong Boateng lob shortly before half-time, but the linesman's flag was raised anyway.

      Lewy seals it

      The match followed a similar pattern in the second half. Goretzka connected with another pinpoint Kimmich cross, but visiting netminder Vasilios Barkas proved equal to the former Schalke man's volley. After the hour mark Bayern upped the pressure in search of a second goal, but Barkas saved from Lewandowski following a brilliant Martínez through-ball.

      Bayern duly doubled the lead when Lewandowski crowned his 100th European appearance, converting a Kimmich corner, but it was telling that both goals came from set-pieces. Gnabry almost closed out the meeting but Barkas made another fine save. Bayern increasingly engaged cruise control now, and with no more presentable chances to come, match official Matej Jug blew for full-time.

      The result takes Bayern onto ten points from four matches, two clear of Ajax, who were held to a draw by Benfica. With the Portuguese side on four points, Bayern only need one more point to make it to the last sixteen. The Bavarians will be back in action on Saturday, when they travel to face Borussia Dortmund in the latest edition of the Bundesliga's biggest clash.

      Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

      FC Bayern - AEK Athens 2-0 (HT: 1-0)

      FC Bayern

      Neuer – Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Alaba – Martínez – Gnabry (Sanches 87), Müller, Goretzka, Ribéry (Rafinha 84) – Lewandowski (Wagner 90+1)

      Subs

      Ulreich – Süle, James, Shabani

      AEK Athens

      Barkas – Bakakis, Lampropoulos, Chygrynskiy, Cosic, Hult – Galanopoulos (Rodrigo Galo 78), Simoes, Alef (Morán 67) – Ponce, Mantalos (Boyé 79)

      Subs

      Tsintotas – Giakoumakis, Gianniotas, Svarnas

      Referee

      Matej Jug (Slovenia)

      Attendance

      70,000

      Goals

      1-0 Lewandowski (31, pen), 2-0 Lewandowski (71)

      Yellow Cards

      - / Cosic, Simoes, Lampropoulos

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