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Champions League Ro16- Victory for all three German clubs

The first leg of the Round of 16 Champions League ties went quite well for German sides, with all three Bundesliga sides still in the competition all registering victories.

Two teams- Leipzig and Bayern, were on the road in the first leg, with BVB having home advantage for their tie against Paris Saint Germain.

In comparison to last season’s Round of 16, when German sides struggled against English opposition, this year’s been different. Both Leipzig and Bayern claimed priceless away victories, the former winning 1:0 against Spurs and the latter beating Chelsea 3:0 at Stamford Bridge.

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BVB also registered a 2:1 win primarily thanks to the brilliance of Erling Braut Haaland. PSG’s away goal gives them hope ahead of the second leg, but Dortmund will certainly not go down without a fight at Parc des Princes.

Even Leverkusen, who were there in the Champions League but dropped down to the Europa League, registered a fine 2:1 first leg win over Porto in their Round of 32 tie. Porto are normally CL regulars and no pushovers, and this makes for an enthralling second leg. There were also victories for Eintracht Frankfurt against Salzburg (4:1) and Wolfsburg over Malmo (2:1) in the same competition.

Will we see all six German sides involved in European competition currently progress to the next round?

Red Star Belgrade 0-6 Bayern Munich Player Ratings

Bayern’s revival under Hansi Flick continued as they hammered Red Star Belgrade 6-0 away from home in the Champions League. Red Star are not easy to beat at home, as shown by their win over Liverpool and draw against Napoli last season, but they were blown away by the Bavarians, with striker Robert Lewandoski scoring four times after the interval.

It therefore comes as no surprise that the Pole was Bayern’s best rated player on the evening according to Bild. In their four games since Flick took over from Niko Kovac, Bayern now boast of a 16-0 record, finding the back of the net sixteen times and conceding none.

With the results on MD5, Bayern and Spurs have now both confirmed their places in the Round of 16.

Red Star vs Bayern Munich Player Ratings

Player Ratings Bayern-Belgrade 3:0 | FCB open campaign with victory over Crvena Zvezda

Bayern put their 1:1 draw over the weekend against Leipzig behind them as they began their UCL campaign with a 3:0 win over Belgrade. With the other group game between Tottenham and Olympiacos ending in a 2:2 draw, Bayern are currently top of their group.

The Red Star Belgrade side that played this evening had some familiar names in their starting lineup- Marko Marin (their skipper), Jose Canas (ex Swansea), Rajiv van La Parra (ex Huddersfield, Brighton and Wolves).

Here are the player ratings from Bild- a good day at the office for Bayern’s midfielders and forwards.

Bayern’s goals in the game came through Coman, Lewandowski and Muller, the last of whom also became the club’s most capped UCL forward.

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