Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was the hero for his side on Wednesday night as his second-half double secured a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb.
The Bundesliga champions had already secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League and had even sealed top spot in Group F prior to the final game of the group phase.
However, that didn’t stop Pep Guardiola from sending out a strong starting lineup which included the likes of Lewandowski, Franck Ribery and Xabi Alonso.
After a frustrating first half, it took two moments of clinical finishing from Lewandowski to secure all three points, as the Polish international proved decisive yet again for the German giants.
Guardiola was even afforded the luxury of bringing Jerome Boateng, Arturo Vidal and Thomas Muller off the bench to give them a run-out as they continued to dominate and coast to their fifth win in six games in the competition so far this season.
However, the night was slightly soured by Muller missing a penalty in the closing stages which would have rewarded the visitors for their sustained pressure.
It remains to be seen who Bayern draw in the round of 16, but based on their performances and results to this point, the Bavarian outfit will certainly be fancied as one of the favourites to go on and enjoy a deep run in the tournament and potentially lift the Champions League trophy.
Meanwhile, after their 3-0 win over Olympiakos in Greece, Arsenal join Guardiola’s men in the knockout stages having leapfrogged their Greek rivals after the result.