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Champions league: Bayern made to work for 2-0 win over AEK

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Bayern Munich exploited a brief lapse in AEK Athens' determined defense to score twice in two minutes for a 2-0 win in the Champions League, easing pressure on the Bundesliga champions and coach Niko Kovac.

Shaking off a mistake-prone first half, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski struck in the 61st and 63rd minutes at the Olympic Stadium for Bayern's second victory in Group E, as AEK suffered its third defeat.

"We knew the goals would come. We pressed, tired them out and it worked," Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said. "After their two goals, their morale suffered and we went on to win. ... We're in a better position but we're still making mistakes."