Harry Kane scored a goal and assisted one in Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win at Galatasaray in what was well and truly a hard fought win for the Rekordmeister. After Kingsley Coman had made it 1-0 in the 8th minute of play, Bayern were on the heels as the hosts really started to put them under immense pressure. Bayern’s threat was always there on the counter attacks, but Galatasaray were still happy to implement their high press and not give Thomas Tuchel’s side any breathing room in their own third.
Mauro Icardi’s penalty in the 30th minute was a just reward for Galatasaray’s continued pressure, and they quite arguably should have scored more than once in the first half, but Sven Ulreich had other ideas and made a handful of key saves. The raucous and deafening atmosphere at RAMS Park really spurred the home side on and made it difficult for Bayern to settle into their rhythm at times, but a strong second half with two goals to boot as Galatasaray started to tire did enough to leave Istanbul with another vital three Champions League points.
After the match, Kane expressed his delight with Bayern getting a big win in an increasingly difficult environment to play in. A lot of top class sides crumble in the intense atmosphere Galatasaray’s fans generate, but Bayern was able to keep their composure, at least enough so to get the 3-1 win to take back to Munich. He was pleased that Bayern made the most of the chances they created.
“It’s a really important win. This is a really tough place to come. A tough stadium with the fans pushing them on. It made things difficult for us, especially in the first half. In the second half we were a bit more calm, better on the ball and took our chances. To have nine points after three games is really important,” Bayern’s No. 9 explained (via @iMiaSanMia).
For Kane, that is now 11 goals he has scored across all competitions as well as six assists. Most of his assists have gone to Leroy Sane, but it is the first time he has assisted Musiala, surprisingly enough.