The star of the German club, which included Canadian Alfonso Davies, entered the scoreboard in the 25th minute thanks to a Leroy Sane shot. The latter recovered a pass from Joshua Kimmich, rotated the goalkeeper and kicked the ball into the back of the net.
The winners’ second goal was due to Sane’s action in the 66th minute of play, as he exchanged the ball with Sadio Mane before firing towards the goal. Danilo D’Ambrosio, on the line, tried to stop the shot, but scored an own goal.
So many German champions took second place in Group C, which was especially difficult. Barcelona leads the group thanks to a 5-1 victory over Czech club Viktoria Plzen. Robert Lewandowski, the former Bayern player who acquired the Spanish side this summer, also scored three of Barcelona’s five goals.
Lewandowski will also return to Munich next week, where Barcelona will visit Bayern in the second match of this royal competition on Tuesday.
Porto loses to Atlético
Another representative of Canada in Europe, Stephen Ostaccio, played Porto’s first match in Group B. The Portuguese club lost 2-1 to Atletico Madrid.
The match was also somewhat special, because all the goals were scored during the extra time of injury time.
Mario Hermoso scored for Real Madrid for the first time in the 91st minute. Mateus Uribe responded to the Portuguese club after 5 minutes. Finally, it was Antoine Griezmann who stole the victory from Porto by scoring the second Spanish goal in the 101st minute of the game.
Eustáquio and FC Porto also had to finish the match with ten men on the field because Mehdi Terimi received a red card in the 81st minute, after receiving his second youth card of the match.
Other Canadians are among the teams competing in this year’s Champions League, but
Rangers lost 4-0 to Ajax. The only Maple Leaf representative in the formation, veteran Scott Arfield, was on the scoring sheet, but did not make it onto the field.
In the second group, Brugge beat Leverkusen 1-0, but again the Belgian club did not play Canadians. Tajon Buchanan is on the injured list and Kyle Larren is on the bench.