Satisfied, the brilliant Leroy Sané and his teammates moved in front of the block of celebrating Bayern fans. The brief tussle with the disappointed Inter professionals hardly bothered the Munich team on the evening of their powerful start to the new premier class season.
The record champions won 2-0 (1-0) after a solid performance at Inter Milan and, after the 19th win in the opening round, can look forward to the big showdown with FC Barcelona in the coming week from a position of strength. It's ready for the quick and explosive reunion in the Allianz Arena with world footballer Robert Lewandowski, who switched to Barça in the summer and scored three times again in the evening in the 5-1 win over Viktoria Pilsen.
"I'm looking forward to Robert, not necessarily as an opponent because he's very good, but as a person. It will be an exciting game," said coach Julian Nagelsmann on the DAZN streaming service and praised his own team: "Everyone was willing to I think we played quite maturely. The energy was good."
Sané also involved in the second goal
In the stands of the legendary San Siro, CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic were able to celebrate Sané's goal in the 25th minute 21 years after the final victory as a player against FC Valencia. The national striker, who sprinted into the depths, volleyed a precise, long ball from Joshua Kimmich with his left foot, rounded Inter goalkeeper André Onana and, to crown it all, pushed the ball over the goal line with his right foot.
"At the end of the day, I just want to play a good game, have a good feeling and leave the pitch happy," said Sané. The own goal by Inter captain Danilo D'Ambrosio (66th) in front of around 58,951 spectators forced Sané after a strong double interaction with Kingsley Coman.
Title always as a goal
Nagelsmann, who had watched Bayern's triumph in 2001 as a fan on the sofa, conducted his professionals in the black shirt on the sidelines energetically as usual. Kahn had confirmed shortly before the kick-off at DAZN: "Obviously, we want to try to win the Champions League every season."
The fact that the opponents in the premier class can have a different format than in the Bundesliga was only rudimentarily shown by the Milanese, who were weakening in Serie A. Bayern repeatedly played strong direct games against the back five, after a combination via Sané and Sadio Mané Onana had to stretch quite a bit to deflect Müller's shot over the goal (23'). Then Kimmich and Sané scored the opening goal together. In particular, driver Kimmich, who, together with Marcel Sabitzer, steered the game with a lot of overview, showed his strong form again in the World Cup year.
give away chances
At most, Munich had to be accused of not having converted the superiority into more goals in good time. Alphonso Davies, Müller and Sabitzer missed the second goal with a triple chance (37th).
At the beginning of the second half, Inter gave up their own passivity forced by the score, the former Bundesliga professional Edin Dzeko tried in the 50th minute against national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from close range. In this short phase, Bayern allowed themselves to lose their concentration - but were able to easily free themselves from the Inter pressure with a slight increase in tempo. Onana almost slipped a deflected Kimmich cross through his hands into the goal (65'), before Sané and Coman combined in the Inter penalty area and forced Bayern's second goal.