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Sven Ulreich stars for Bayern Munich in Champions League win over Galatasaray

Bayern Munich toughed out a 3-1 victory in an ugly match.

Galatasaray A.S. v FC Bayern München: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by S. Mellar/FC Bayern via Getty Images

In what was likely his last start for a long time, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich went out on a high note as he led the Bavarians to a 3-1 victory over Galatasaray in the Champions League.

Ulreich, who will cede his starting role to longtime incumbent Manuel Neuer, turned in a fantastic effort. Ulreich had three saves, but kept his composure as he was under duress for long stretches of the match. If not for a Mauro Icardi penalty that was the result of a silly – and late – challenge from midfielder Joshua Kimmich, Ulreich would have kept a clean sheet.

“We’ve grown as a team. It was very intense on the pitch today. It’s important that we defy such circumstances together, which we did. Last season, I think we would’ve given away such games,” Ulreich told Sport1’s Kerry Hau (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

Neuer is expected to take over on Saturday against SV Darmstadt 98, but manager Thomas Tuchel would not commit to that change just yet.

“I can’t say that at 100% yet. I have to wait and talk to him,” Tuchel said (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

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