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Bayern Munich Beats PSG in International Champions Cup

Bayern Munich Renato Sanches (C) celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal.Bayern Munich Renato Sanches (C) celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal.

Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the 2018 International Champions Cup at the Worthersee Stadion in Austria on Saturday.

Timothy Weah opened the scoring in the 31th minute for PSG, but Bayern Munich hit back after the break with Javi Martinez equalizing from an Arjen Robben corner.

According to Bleacherreport.com, Renato Sanches then fired Bayern ahead with a superb free-kick from the edge of the penalty area. The midfielder curled the ball around the wall and past goalkeeper Remy Descamps.

Joshua Zirkzee made the game safe with just over 10 minutes remaining, as he tucked home a cross from Serge Gnabry on the half-volley.

Sanches is back at Bayern Munich after a difficult spell in the Premier League with Swansea City. The midfielder made just nine starts for the Swans, and his season was ended prematurely by injury.

The 20-year-old has plenty to prove back at Bayern, and his brilliant goal showed he might just be ready to resurrect his career at the Allianz Arena. New manager Niko Kovac has said he’s willing to give Sanches a chance.

His potential is evident, and if Kovac can coax him back to his best form, then Bayern has a player who can dominate the Bundesliga for a long time.

  Robben Still Influential

Robben signed a new one-year deal at Bayern Munich in May, which could be his last at the club. The Dutchman celebrated his 34th birthday in January and is heading toward the end of a long and distinguished career.

However, he showed on Saturday that he still has a role to play at the club. He was a threat at set-pieces, and his corner supplied Bayern’s equalizer.

Age and injuries mean Robben is not quite the player he used to be, but he still possesses bags of experience, pace, skill on the ball and an eye for goal.

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