Reigning champions, Bayern Munich defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1on Tuesday to secure a record 13th straight Champions League victory for the German giants.
Straight off to business, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski shot wide eight minutes on before the European champions took the lead with a goal by Leon Goretzka created by France internationals Corentin Tolisso and Benjamin Pavard in the 13th minute.
Lokomotiv squandered a golden chance early on when forward Fyodor Smolov headed straight at Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from point-blank range.
Bayern’s French pair linked up to great effect again to set up a chance for Kingsley Coman, who hit the post on 25 minutes.
However, Lokomotiv started to find space to exploit down the flanks, with Smolov and left-back Maciej Rybus forcing Neuer into saves at the end of the first half.
Bayern head coach Hansi Flick made a double substitution at the start of the second half with Germany winger Serge Gnabry — making his first appearance since recovering from coronavirus — and Javi Martinez introduced.
When Lewandowski went down in the area on 65 minutes, referee Istvan Kovacs pointed to the spot, but the decision was overturned when the VAR spotted an offside in build-up.
Lokomotiv grabbed the deserved equaliser when Ze Luis burst free down the right and squared to Miranchuk who turned home.
The Cape Verde international wasted a huge opportunity to put Lokomotiv in front when he opted to go for goal himself rather than square for an unmarked Rifat Zhemaletdinov.
Kimmich made the hosts pay the price moments later when he received the ball outside the penalty area, taking one touch to control and drive home to make sure Bayern stayed top of their group.