Created on 25-11-2008 at 00:00 AM
A Miro Klose brace and Luca Toni’s maiden Champions League goal saw Bayern complete an ultimately routine victory over a limited Steaua Bucharest side and progress to the knockout stages after Christmas.
The 64,000 crowd at an icy Allianz Arena saw the German champions pound away at the Romanian goal in the opening quarter of an hour, but not for the first time this term, the Bavarians were careless with their early chances and stalemate prevailed at half-time.
Klose finally broke the deadlock just short of the hour, Toni heading home shortly afterwards to put Munich firmly and deservedly in the driving seat.
Germany star Klose completed his brace 20 minutes from the end to put the result beyond doubt as Bayern engaged cruise control, sealing the win which leaves them needing a scoring draw or better in Lyon on Matchday 6 to finish top of Group F.
Van Buyten for Demichelis
Bayern showed a single change to the side which eased past Energie Cottbus at the weekend, Daniel van Buyten making his first start in nearly two months for the injured Martin Demichelis (calf).