With group stage finishing positions already settled for both sides, Pep Guardiola’s second-string team were forced to be patient during their trip to Croatia
Bayern Munich ground out a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League at Stadion Maksimir on Wednesday, with Robert Lewandowski netting twice in the second period.
El Arbi Hillel Soudani missed a big opportunity after being put through one-one-one with Sven Ulreich early on before the Algeria attacker headed wide of the target on the stroke of half-time.
The arrival of Thomas Muller after the interval changes the pattern of the match, with Bayern’s second string line-up more dynamic in the final third.
Muller set up Lewandowski to head in the opener on 61 minutes with a whipped cross from the right wing before the prolific Pole chipped in his second just three minutes later.
Arturo Vidal was brought down inside the area with two minutes to play but Muller’s spot-kick struck the foot of the upright and rebounded away from goal.