1. goal
    34'Kingsley Coman
  2. goal
    80'Lewandowski
  3. goal
    90'+1Thomas Müller
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      34'Kingsley Coman
    2. goal
      80'Lewandowski
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      90'+1Thomas Müller
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      1. yellow card
        51'Milos Degenek
      2. yellow card
        90'+1Milos Vulic
      1. yellow card
        51'Milos Degenek
      2. yellow card
        90'+1Milos Vulic
      1. substitution
        66'Serge Gnabry for Perišić
      2. substitution
        66'Martínez for Corentin Tolisso
      3. substitution
        83'Thomas Müller for Coutinho
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        62'Milos Vulic for Dusan Jovancic
      2. substitution
        70'Richmond Boakye for Milan Pavkov
      3. substitution
        83'Aleksa Vukanovic for Mateo García
      1. substitution
        62'Milos Vulic for Dusan Jovancic
      2. substitution
        66'Serge Gnabry for Perišić
      3. substitution
        66'Martínez for Corentin Tolisso
      4. substitution
        70'Richmond Boakye for Milan Pavkov
      5. substitution
        83'Thomas Müller for Coutinho
      6. substitution
        83'Aleksa Vukanovic for Mateo García
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      Stadium/AttendanceAllianz Arena, Munich70000 viewers
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      Bayern got their 2019/20 Champions League campaign off to a perfect start with a 3-0 win at home to Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday evening. After Kingsley Coman had given the Reds the lead in the first half, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller added further goals late on, although in truth the hosts should have put the game to bed by then given their clear domination.

      Niko Kovac made three changes from the team that started at RB Leipzig on Saturday. There was a reshuffle in defence with Benjamin Pavard moving to centre-back to replace Jérôme Boateng and Joshua Kimmich reverting to right-back. Corentin Tolisso took Kimmich's spot in midfield, while Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Perisic -- making their Champions League debuts for Bayern -- were preferred to Müller and Serge Gnabry in attack behind Lewandowski.

      Coman breaks Red Star resistance

      Unsurprisingly, Bayern dominated possession from the off against the Serbian champions but initially struggled to find a way through the deep line of blue shirts. The lively Coutinho had the first real attempt on goal in the 21st minute when his half-volley from a cleared cross sailed just over the bar.

      Red Star did threaten on the counter a couple of times, with Jander hitting a snapshot into the side-netting, but their resistance was broken on 34 minutes. Manuel Neuer's clearance found Perisic on the left, and after some neat footwork, his pinpoint cross was headed in by Coman from close range.

      The Reds had the ball in the net again a few minutes later but Coutinho's goal was chalked off for offside. Bayern had around 70% possession in the first half, but just one goal to show for it.

      Bayern made to wait for second goal

      The start of the second half followed a similar pattern, with Coutinho again going close from distance and Tolisso hitting the side netting from a tight angle early on. Perisic then had a good chance in the 55th minute when the ball dropped to him from Kimmich's ball into the box, but his low shot was straight at Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

      Kovac's men were then left wondering how they hadn't doubled their advantage in the 65th minute. Perisic was again at the heart of it, lobbing the ball over Borjan but only onto the crossbar, and then Lewandowski volleyed the rebound into the ground and over the bar.

      After that flurry of chances, the game slowed down somewhat and Bayern were given a scare when Marko Marin curled the ball just wide of Neuer's far post. The visitors were made to regret that missed opportunity moments later when Bayern finally got the decisive second goal. Lewandowski's attempted through ball to substitute Gnabry was cut out but the Pole then pounced on some hesitation in the Red Star defence, sliding in and poking the ball home for his 200th goal in an FCB shirt.

      Substitute Müller put the cherry on the cake in stoppage time, tucking the ball past Borjan from Thiago's cleverly worked free-kick. The result puts Bayern two points clear at the top of Group B as the only team to win on Matchday 1.

      Live match report for fcbayern.comby Joseph Rutter

      FC Bayern - Red Star Belgrade 3-0 (1-0)

      FC Bayern

      Neuer - Kimmich, Süle, Pavard, Hernández - Tolisso (Martínez 65), Thiago - Coman, Coutinho (Müller 83), Perišić (Gnabry 66) - Lewandowski

      Subs

      Ulreich - Cuisance, Boateng, Davies

      Red Star Belgrade

      Borjan - Gobeljić, Milunović, Degenek, Jander - Cañas, Jovančić (Vulić 62) – García (Vukanović 83), Marin, van la Parra - Pavkov (Boakye 70)

      Subs

      Popović - Pankov, Babić, Petrović,

      Referee

      Bobby Madden (Scotland)

      Attendance

      70,000 (sell-out)

      Goals

      1-0 Coman (34), 2-0 Lewandowski (80), 3-0 Müller (90+1)

      Yellow Cards

      - / Degenek, Vulić

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