Uefa Champions League

Viktoria Plzen 2-4 Bayern Munich: Leon Goretzka nets twice in comfortable win for visitors

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Bayern held on and have now booked their place in the last 16 of the competition

Bayern Munich cruised past Viktoria Plzen 4-2 on Wednesday, putting them through to the knockout round of the Champions League after punishing the Czech champions during a ruthless first-half display that produced four goals.

The victory combined with Barcelona’s 3-3 draw with Inter Milan put Bayern through to the knockout stage while the Czechs, who are bottom of Group C, will exit at the group stage.

The Germans, who have now gone a record-extending 32 group matches in the competition without defeat, struck first after 10 minutes when Sadio Mane played a one-two with Leon Goretzka before putting the ball in the net.

Leon Goretzka scored twice for Bayern Munich in their 4-2 victory against Viktoria Plzen Leon Goretzka scored twice for Bayern Munich in their 4-2 victory against Viktoria Plzen

Leon Goretzka scored twice for Bayern Munich in their 4-2 victory against Viktoria Plzen

Sadio Mane opened the scoring as Bayern cruised to a comfortable win away from home Sadio Mane opened the scoring as Bayern cruised to a comfortable win away from home

Sadio Mane opened the scoring as Bayern cruised to a comfortable win away from home

MATCH FACTS

Viktoria Plzen (4-2-3-1): Stanek; Havel (Holik 46), Hejda, Tijani, Jemelka (Pernica 46); Kalvach, Bucha; Kopic (Jirka 25), Vlkanova (Pilar 81), Mosquera; Chory (Kliment 46)

Goals: Vlkanova, Kliment

Booked: Mosquera

Manager: Michal Bilek

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Mazraoui, Pavard, Upamecano (Wanner 70), Stanisic; Kimmich, Goretzka (Gravenberch 56) ; Coman (Choupo-Moting 46), Sane (Sabitzer 70), Mane; Muller (Tel 28) 

Goals: Mane, Muller, Goretzka 2

Booked: Mazraoui, Sabitzer

Manager: Julian Nagelsmann 

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An unmarked Thomas Muller doubled the visitors’ lead minutes later when he tapped home a cross from Kingsley Coman with only the Plzen keeper near him.

Goretzka nabbed a brace to round off the scoring for Bayern as the Germans kept a toothless Plzen side largely in check before Adam Vlkanova and Jan Kliment pulled goals back for the home s…

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