Bayern Munich (GER), the club of national soccer team defender Kim Min-jae, defeated Galatasaray (TURKIYE) with a multi-goal performance from Harry Kane to book an early place in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Munich defeated Galatasaray 2-1 on Monday (Sept. 9) at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, in the fourth leg of their UCL Group A match of the 2023-2024 season. With an unbeaten record in four group games (12 points), Munich has opened up an eight-point gap on third-place Galatasaray (4 points) and has qualified for the round of 16 regardless of the outcome of their remaining two matches .Second-placed Copenhagen (P4), third-placed Galatasaray and fourth-placed Manchester United (P3), who lost to Copenhagen on Sunday, will compete for the remaining two spots .Kane’s second goal of the day took his tournament tally to four goals and moved him into a tie for third place on the all-time goalscoring list.
Kim Min-jae played full-time for the ninth consecutive match in official competition. He hasn’t missed a game since the regular season opener against Leipzig on Sept. 30, playing the full 90 minutes. It was his 13th consecutive full match, excluding the one in which he was ruled out due to injury. Midway through the second half, Kane changed the course of the game .After tumbling over a Leon Goretzka header in the eighth minute of the second half and seeing his left-footed effort hit the left post, Kane scored one goal after another in the closing stages of the game. In the 35th minute, Kane headed home a free-kick cross from Joao Kimmich to give England the lead. The offside flag was raised, but the goal was upheld after video assistant referee (VAR) review. Kane added a second six minutes later .Thomas Muller’s penetrating pass followed a cross from Mathis Thiel, and Kane finished with a right-footed non-stop shot from the edge of the box.
Galatasaray avoided defeat with a goal from Cedric Bakambu in stoppage time .Manchester United were unable to overcome Marcus Rashford’s sending off in Copenhagen and came from behind to lose 3-4.The Red Devils looked to be cruising to victory after goals from Rasmus Højlund in the third and 28th minutes of the first half gave Copenhagen a 2-0 lead, but Rashford threw cold water on that .He was shown a straight red card in the 42nd minute after a tussle with Danish fullback Elias Jelert, who was adjudged to have deliberately stepped on his ankle. The momentum shifted in Copenhagen’s favor. Copenhagen equalized in the 45th minute through Mohamed Elnoussi and in first-half stoppage time through a penalty kick by Jogu Goncalves .United regained the lead 24 minutes into the second half with a Bruno Fernandes penalty kick to make it 3-2, but Copenhagen tied it up again in the 38th minute with a goal from Lucas Lerager to make it 3-3. Copenhagen’s ‘Young Gun’ Rooney Vardy made it 4-3 in the 42nd minute with a stunning left-footed 바카라사이트 volley to give his team the win.