UEFA Champions League 2015-2016: Lewandowski scores twice in group stage match against Dinamo Zagreb

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

On Wednesday, German football club Bayern Munich defeated Croatian football club Dinamo Zagreb in a UEFA Champions League group stage match played Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb.

Bayern had a greater ball possession. The match saw three yellow cards, all for the home side. A total of 16 fouls were committed in the match. Zagreb defender Gonçalo Santos was the first man to be booked for committing a foul on Lewandowski in the 31st minute and Munich won a free kick. Xabi Alonso took the kick but it was just wide. First half ended in 0–0.

File photo of Robert Lewandowski, playing for Bayern Munich, who scored a brace in the match.
Image: Uwe Bassenhoff.

In the second half, Thomas Müller was substituted in for Franck Ribéry in the 47th minute. Later, in the 61th minute, Thomas Müller assisted Robert Lewandowski and he scored a header, making it 1–0 lead for the visitors. Lewandowski doubled the lead in the 64th minute, assisted by Sebastian Rode.

Josip Pivarić was yellow carded in the 73th minute. In the 87th minute, Eduardo Carvalho was yellow carded for bringing down Arturo Vidal in the penalty area. Bayern won a penalty kick, but Müller hit the woodwork. The match ended 0–2 while Bayern had already qualified for the next stage.

Bayern Munich and Arsenal advanced to the Last 16 knockout stage of 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.

Zagreb ended fourth in the table and their European journey for this season ended. Greek Olympiacos, being third in the table after 3–0 defeat at home by Arsenal moved to UEFA Europa League.



December 9, 2015
Dinamo Zagreb 0–2 Bayern Münich Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 19,681
Referee: Flag of Sweden.svg Martin Strömbergsson, Sweden
Booked after 31 minutes 31' Gonçalo Santos
Booked after 73 minutes 73' Josip Pivarić
Booked after 87 minutes 87' Eduardo Carvalho
(0–0) HT Scored after 61', 64 minutes 61', 64' Robert Lewandowski

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