Müller penalty seals Bayern win over CSKA

German side controlled the game in empty stadium in Moscow

Thomas Müller of Bayern Munich scores the opening goal with a penalty during the Uefa  Champions League group match against  CSKA Moscow at Khimki Arena. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Thomas Müller of Bayern Munich scores the opening goal with a penalty during the Uefa Champions League group match against CSKA Moscow at Khimki Arena. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

 

CSKA Moscow 0 Bayern Munich 1

Thomas Müller’s first-half penalty gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 triumph at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, their second victory in two Champions League games in the behind-closed-doors fixture.

The Group E match was played in front of an empty house at the Khimki Arena after a ban from European soccer’s governing body Uefa was imposed for the racist behaviour of CSKA’s fans.

The lack of atmosphere made life more comfortable for the visiting five-times champions, who largely controlled the game against injury-hit CSKA, could have scored several goals but had to settle for victory from Muller’s 21st minute spot-kick.

After his German international team mate Mario Götze was fouled in the area by Mario Fernandez, Muller notched his 22nd career goal in European club football’s elite competition with his expertly taken strike.

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