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Vote! Bayern Munich 2-1 Galatasaray: Champions League player ratings

Not exactly comfortable, was it?

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

Bayern Munich confirmed qualification from their 2023/24 Champions League group with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Galatasaray that truly left it late.

Bayern improved upon their first-half performance compared to the reverse fixture, when they were dominated for possession by the Turkish champions on their home turf. However the Bavarians reverted to mean in more ways than one, offering a quiet day in attack stifled by poor decisions and touches in the final third — while still managing to surrender a glorious chance or two the other way.

But...as has been the case in so many slow starts this season, the German Rekordmeister found a way. A looping Joshua Kimmich free kick, a perfect header from the England captain, and not one but two VAR checks before the celebrations could be considered final. And from there, the floodgates finally opened: Thomas Müller feeding Mathys Tel at just the right moment, Kane waiting to pounce for his brace — his goals coming in the 80th and 86th minutes.

Galatasaray played with spirit and took their chances to make a game of it by the end, but it was not enough.

Just another day at the office for Thomas Tuchel and co. How did everyone do? Here’s how Bild rated the performances...

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