Bayern ease to victory over 10-man Valencia
MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Bayern Munich produced a dominant performance here on Wednesday in their Champions League opener to beat Spanish opponents Valencia 2-1 in what was a repeat of the 2001 Champions League final which Bayern had won on penalties.
Bastian Schweinsteiger gave Munich the lead in the 38th minute and then Toni Kroos doubled the advantage after 76 minutes for the 2012 finalists.
Nelson Valdez pulled a goal back a minute into injury time.
Bayern's Croatian international striker Mario Mandzukic could have restored the two goal advantage but his penalty was saved in the third minute of injury-time after Valencia's Adil Rami was sent off for a second bookable offence.