Bayern Munich got their Champions League campaign off to a strong start as Leroy Sane inspired the German champions to victory in their Group C opener at Inter Milan.
Former Manchester City winger Sane showed great control before rounding goalkeeper Andre Onana and heading home to open the scoring midway through the first half.
Bayern secured the points with an own goal from Danilo D’Ambrosio, after a deft one-two involving Sane and Kingsley Coman.
It was just the start that Bayern were looking for in a group which also contains Barcelona – who they will receive next Tuesday – and which defeated Viktoria Plzen 5-1.
Bayern were impressive throughout the match and managed 21 shots on goal, 11 of which were on target.
They might have won by a nicer margin, but Onana did well to keep former Bayern striker Sadio Mane out of Liverpool.
Inter will be looking to bounce back when they travel to the Czech Republic to face Viktoria Plzen next Tuesday.
- 37SkriniarReplaced byby Vrijat 72′minutes
- 95bastoniReplaced byDimarcoat 72′minutesBooked at 89 mins
- 2DumfriesReplaced byDarmianat 72′minutes
- 20CalhanogluReplaced byGagliardiniat 81′minutes
- 9DzekoReplaced byCorreaat 71′minutes
- 6by Vrij
- 4by LigtBooked at 41 minsReplaced byUpamecanoat 75′minutes
- 21HernandezReplaced byStanisicat 84′minutes
- 18SabitzerReplaced byGoretzkaat 61′minutes
- 11comanReplaced byGnabryat 75′minutes
- tenHealthyReplaced byMusialaat 84′minutes
- Clement Turpin
Match ends, Inter Milan 0, FC Bayern München 2.
Second Half ends, Inter Milan 0, FC Bayern München 2.
Foul by Dayot Upamecano (FC Bayern München).
Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josip Stanisic (FC Bayern München).
Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Serge Gnabry (Bayern München) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Goretzka.
Federico Dimarco (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a dangerous foul.
Thomas Müller (Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Federico Dimarco (Inter Milan).
Offside, Inter Milan. Roberto Gagliardini tries a through ball, but Matteo Darmian is caught offside.
Substitution, FC Bayern München. Josip Stanisic replaces Lucas Hernandez.
Substitution, FC Bayern München. Jamal Musiala replaces Leroy Sané.
Failed attempt. Joaquín Correa (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the center of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Roberto Gagliardini.
Failed attempt. Serge Gnabry (Bayern München) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Leroy Sané following a counter-attack.
Replacement, Inter Milan. Roberto Gagliardini replaces Hakan Çalhanoglu.
Foul by Benjamin Pavard (Bayern München).
Joaquin Correa (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Inter Milan. Henrikh Mkhitaryan tries a through ball, but Hakan Çalhanoglu is caught offside.
Corner, Inter Milan. Corner conceded by Dayot Upamecano.
Sane stars as Bayern Munich beat Inter Milan