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Flick lauds team’s efficiency

Bayern Munich crushed Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick

Reuters   |   Munich   |   Published 23.10.20, 03:03 AM

Winger Kingsley Coman scored twice and set up another goal as holders Bayern Munich crushed Atletico Madrid 4-0 in the Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday to stretch their winning run in the competition to 12 games.

The France international put the hosts ahead with a fine effort in the 28th minute and then set up Leon Goretzka to fire in their second in the 41st.

Fellow France international Corentin Tolisso killed off any Spanish hopes of a comeback with a sensational shot in the 66th minute before Coman twice shook off defender Felipe to bag his second goal of the evening six minutes later.

Bayern, who had won all 11 of their games en route to the Champions League title last season, are top on three points in group, with Lokomotiv Moskva and Salzburg on one point following their 2-2 draw.

 The Germans were without their in-form winger Serge Gnabry, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick praised his team’s efficiency. “Our game was just good tonight. It was a tough task but we mastered it. Our efficiency was good today and I am very satisfied. It is very important to win that first game.”

Coman too was happy with his performance. “We played really well tonight. I scored two goals and I am very happy. We have a very good team and we are able to play well together,” he said.

Other results
  • Group A: Salzburg 2 Lokomotiv Moskva 2
  • Group B: Real Madrid 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 3; Inter Milan 2 Mönchengladbach 2
  • Group C: Olympiacos 1 Marseille 0; Manchester City 3 FC Porto 1
  • Group D: Ajax 0 Liverpool 1; FC Midtjylland 0 Atalanta 4

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