Bayern drub debutants Rostov

September 14, 2016
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (right) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Champions League Group D match against FK Rostov in Munich, Germany yesterday. At left is David Alaba while at centre is Thomas Muller.

MUNICH (AP):

Five-time champion Bayern Munich gave Russian debutant Rostov a rude welcome to the Champions League yesterday, winning 5-0 in a record 13th consecutive win at home in the competition.

Goals from Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller on his 27th birthday, two from rising star Joshua Kimmich, and another from Juan Bernat gave Carlo Ancelotti's team a perfect start in Group D and maintained the side's winning start to the season.

Last season's beaten finalists Atletico Madrid won 1-0 at PSV Eindhoven in the other group game.

"The first goal is to win the group. We started well. The next game at Atletico will be tough," said Ancelotti, who has made the best start as a Bayern coach for 18 years.

Bayern has now scored 20 goals and conceded none in five wins from five games across all competitions.

Manchester United had the previous record of 12 consecutive home wins in the Champions League from 2006 to 2008.

Other results: Basel 1 Ludogorets 1; Benfica 1 Besiktas 1;

Dynamo Kiev 1 Napoli 2; PSV 0 Atletico Madrid 1.

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