Mueller And Goetze Strike as Bayern Munich See Off Olympiakos  

Bayern Munich kick off their Champions League campaign with an impressive 3-0 victory over Olympiakos Piraeus.

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Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal against Olympiakos in their Champions League group match. (Photo: AP)

Two goals from Thomas Mueller and one from substitute Mario Goetze helped Bayern Munich kick off their Champions League campaign with an impressive 3-0 victory over Olympiakos Piraeus at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium on Wednesday.

Bayern controlled possession for long spells in an entertaining Group F encounter with Robert Lewandowski a constant threat before Mueller beat Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto with what looked like an intended cross from out on the right flank after 52 minutes.

Olympiakos battled manfully in front of their frenzied supporters with Nigerian striker Ideye Brown going close on a couple of occasions.

 Bayern’s Philipp Lahm, left, and Olympiakos’ Alejandro Dominguez challenge for the ball during their Champions League Group match. (Photo: AP)
Bayern’s Philipp Lahm, left, and Olympiakos’ Alejandro Dominguez challenge for the ball during their Champions League Group match. (Photo: AP)

But Marco Silva’s side could not find an equaliser and it was Bayern who struck again with two goals in quick succession in the closing stages from Goetze and a Mueller penalty as the hosts ran out of steam.

The win means Pep Guardiola’s Bayern maintained their 100 percent start to the season with a sixth win in all competitions.

We kept the ball, we created chances and we did not leave much room for Olympiakos to hurt us. I’m delighted for Mueller, he has the quality to score goals like that but I’m pleased with the whole team today.
— Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich Manager

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