Bayern left it late as Kingsley Coman’s last-minute tap-in cancelled out Chikwubuike Adamu’s first-half goal to deny Salzburg a famous UEFA Champions League victory in this round of 16 first leg.
Salzburg’s hopes suffered an early blow when Noah Okafor limped off but they responded in perfect fashion, replacement Adamu rounding off a flowing counterattack with a well-struck finish that belied his 20 years.
Salzburg’s Chikwubuike Adamu celebrates after making it 1-0AFP via Getty Images
Sven Ulreich, deputising for the injured Manuel Neuer, did well to deny Brenden Aaronson soon after as Bayern rocked. They hung on – just about – and emerged for the second half with renewed purpose.
The visitors laid siege to the home goal but they were met with a wall of white, brilliantly marshalled by shot magnet Oumar Solet. Even when the wall was breached, with 15 minutes left, Philipp Köhn pulled off a brilliant double save to deny Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry. At the other end, only a fine Benjamin Pavard block prevented Adamu making it two.
One still looked like being enough but, at the death, Coman tapped in Thomas Müller’s header.
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