Bayern Munich secured all three points in their Champions League opener after a 4-3 win over Manchester United.
The hosts found themselves two goals ahead at half-time thanks to Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry – with Andre Onana playing a bit part in the opener after a big mistake.
In the second-half, United fought back through Rasmus Hojlund and Casemiro but it wasn’t enough to earn a point in Munich.
The build-up to a famous European tie had focused on Kane’s past transfer links to Man Utd, although the England captain maintained Bayern was always the right destination for him after leaving Tottenham.
But there was still a sliver of irony as he dispatched from the penalty spot for his first Champions League goal for the German side, given after a chaotic and controversial VAR review for a Christian Eriksen handball.
It came shortly after Rasmus Hojlund’s first Manchester United goal (49), which was taken well by the 20-year-old on his own European debut for his new club.
The game looked to be heading towards a comfortable 3-1 win for Bayern, but a topsy turvy final six minutes showed Man Utd have some fight left in them yet. Casemiro (88, 90+5) scored twice, either side of a Mathys Tel fourth for the hosts.
The signs of life will be welcome after – as has often been the case this season – Man Utd created their own problems in defence in the first half. They have now conceded two or more goals in five consecutive matches for the first time since 2001.
It was an Andre Onana howler that saw Leroy Sane (28) open for Bayern, before a fine Serge Gnabry (32) finish doubled the hosts’ lead.
The Bundesliga champions go top of Group A after Galatasaray and Copenhagen drew 2-2 earlier on Wednesday. Man Utd sit bottom of the group after one game.
More to follow.
Manchester United look to kick-start their Premier League season at Burnley on Saturday night. Kick-off 8pm. United play Galatasaray in their next Champions League Group A fixture on Tuesday October 3. Kick-off 8pm.
Bayern Munich host VfL Bochum in the Bundesliga on Saturday at 2.30pm. Their next Champions League fixture sees them visit Copenhagen on October 3. Kick-off 8pm.
0′ The match is about to start!
17′ Rashford’s shot stopped
28′ GOAL! Bayern 1-0 Man Utd (Sane)
32′ GOAL! Bayern 2-0 Man Utd (Gnabry)
45′ Sane’s shot wide out
49′ GOAL! Bayern 2-1 Man Utd (Rasmus Højlund)
53′ Penalty Goal! Bayern 3-1 Man Utd (Kane)
55′ Sane hits the bar
83′ Choupo-Moting’s shot stopped
88′ GOAL! Bayern 3-2 Man Utd (Casemiro)
92′ GOAL! Bayern 4-2 Man Utd (Mathys Tel)
Bayern XI: Ulreich, Kane, Goretzka, Gnabry, Kimmich, Sane, Laimer, Upamecano, Alphonso Davies, Min-jae Kim, Jamal Musiala
Subs: Choupo-Moting, Muller, Sarr, Coman, Mazraoui, De Ligt, Daniel Peretz, Mathys Tel, Frans Krätzig, Max Schmitt
Man Utd XI: Eriksen, Casemiro, Lindelof, Bruno Fernandes, Onana, Reguilon, Dalot, Rashford, Martinez, Facundo Pellistri, Rasmus Højlund
Subs: Heaton, Evans, Martial, Altay Bayindir, McTominay, Hannibal, Alejandro Garnacho, Omari Forson, Radek Vitek, Daniel Gore