Champions League: Lewandowski’s acrobatics in snow keep Bayern perfect | Champions League

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Bayern Munich, missing half a dozen players to Covid-19 quarantine, edged past Dynamo Kyiv 2-1 to secure top spot in Champions League Group E with a game to spare.

Robert Lewandowski struck with a spectacular 14th-minute overhead kick to put the Bundesliga champions in front amid heavy snowfall. Kingsley Coman then doubled the lead three minutes from half-time.

Dynamo, who are now eliminated from the competition, cut the deficit with their maiden group-stage goal through Denys Garmash with 20 minutes to go to set up a dramatic finish. The Ukrainian side forced Manuel Neuer to make a fine save five minutes later before they were denied by a post in stoppage time as they looked for an equaliser.

Bayern, desperate to bounce back from Friday’s shock 2-1 loss to Augsburg in the Bundesliga, top the group on 15 points with five wins from five games.

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Thomas Müller takes a corner surrounded by snow cleared from the pitch.
Thomas Müller takes a corner surrounded by snow cleared from the pitch. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Uefa/Getty Images

Barcelona, who are facing Benfica in the later game, are in second place on six and the Portuguese side are third on four, with Dynamo bottom on one point.

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