Harry Kane Scores Double To Earn Bayern Munich 2-1 Victory Against Galatasaray And Into Last 16


Harry Kane, the leading scorer for Bayern Munich, scored twice in the final seven minutes of play to lead his team to a 2-1 victory over Galatasaray on Wednesday and guarantee a spot in the Champions League knockout stage with two games remaining.

In order to guarantee a top two finish, the England captain, who had scored a hat-trick against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday, headed in a free kick from Joshua Kimmich in the 80th minute and then tapped in his second six minutes later.

Man-of-the-Match In addition to his 15 goals in his first 10 league games, Kane, the Bundesliga’s record signing who cost 100 million euros ($107.06 million) to sign, has now scored four goals in his first four Champions League games for Bayern, matching a club record.

In the competition, he is only the third English player to score 25 goals.

About his performance, he reported that he was getting along well in Munich.

With Cédric Bakambu, the visitors reduced the deficit in stoppage time during the second half.

The Bavarians, who have won the last 17 games in a row and both competition records, extended their winning streak in Champions League group matches to 38 when they also struck the post with Kane early in the second half.

With two games remaining, they lead Group A with 12 points and are guaranteed a spot in the top two. After a thrilling 4-3 victory over Manchester United, who are in last place on three points, FC Copenhagen moved up to second place on four points, equal to Galatasaray.

Both teams had opportunities in an exciting first half as Galatasaray applied a lot of pressure, but Bayern consistently managed to break free from that pressure.

After his Galatasaray counterpart Fernando Muslera had made his fair share of excellent saves earlier, Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer did well to deny Mauro Icardi at the end of the first half.

After Jamal Musiala suffered a hamstring injury in the first half, Kane should have given Bayern the lead in the 53rd minute, but his volley at the far post only struck the woodwork.

Just after the hour, the Turks believed they had scored as well, but Icardi was called offside.

Galatasaray’s intense style of play caused them to eventually run out of gas and gave the Germans the room they needed to score, just like it did in their opening encounter.

In the 86th minute, Kane started the move for the second goal and finished it at the far post with a straightforward tap-in after first rising high to connect with Kimmich’s free kick in the box.

Although Galatasaray reduced the deficit in stoppage time, they were unable to find a way to tie the score.