Three second-half goals from Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski were all Bayern Munich needed to claim their first victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Blues put up an impressive performance in the first stanza of the encounter to keep the German League giants from finding the back of the net. Germany international Gnabry broke the deadlock for the visitors from close range six minutes into resumption after superbly combining with Robert Lewandowski in the 51st minute. The former Arsenal youngster started the build-up to the goal before passing the ball to the Polish star who gave him time to find a comfortable spot in the Blues danger zone. :
And the move paid off as they took control of the game despite the hosts trying to maintain decency in the backline. The 24-year-old doubled the Bavarians lead in the 54th minute to complete his brace in the crunch fixture. Gnabry made a run down the left flank of the pitch to connect with a second straight assist from Lewandowski before putting the ball into the extreme right corner of the post. Despite stretching beyond limit, Wilfredo Caballero still could not save the ball from crossing the goal line after his defenders had been caught off guard. Meanwhile, the Poland striker increased his Champions League goal tally to 11 goals in just six appearances so far this campaign. The Bundesliga champions now take a three-goal advantage back to the Allianz Arena ahead of the second leg next month. Stats prove Super Eagles star is better than highly rated Real Madrid player, fans react Marcos Alonso compounded Chelsea’s woes towards the end of the match after bagging a straight red card for fouling the visitor’s third goal scorer Lewandowski in the 83rd minute.