Bayern Munich maintained their perfect record in the Champions League this season with Robert Lewandowski again dazzling for the German giants.
The Polish striker broke the deadlock with a spectacular overhead kick a quarter of an hour into the contest.
As the ball looped up into the air, Lewandowski adjusted his body and his acrobatic effort nestled into the net, even though close-ups on the replay showed his laces were undone.
Robert Lewandowski scored with this overhead kick to break the deadlock in Ukraine
The prolific striker maintained his red hot form and remains one of the world’s best strikers
It was a spectacular way for Bayern to get off the mark against Dynamo Kyiv
It was the ninth game in succession in the Champions League that Lewandowski has scored in.
And he becomes the first man to achieve that feat twice, having also managed it in 2020.
Kingsley Coman added a second goal before the break to put Julian Nagelsmann’s side, missing half a dozen players with Covid 19, in full control.
The freezing conditions did nothing to slow down Bayern, who have cruised the group
Kingsley Coman scored Bayern’s second goal of the evening to put them in full control
But Denys Harmash then pulled one back for the hosts to give them a glimmer of hope that they could come away with something.
They then forced Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer to make a fine save in the 75th and hit the post in stoppage time as they looked for an equaliser with a strong finish.
The Bavarians, desperate to bounce back from Friday’s shock 2-1 loss to Augsburg in the Bundesliga, top the group on 15 points with five wins from five games.
They remain one of the favourites for the competition and Lewandowski is among the frontrunners for the Ballon d’Or.
Barcelona, who face Benfica later, are in second place on six and the Portuguese side are third on four, with Dynamo bottom on one point.
Coman rifled home after collecting the ball from Corentin Tolisso just before the break
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