Bayern Munich winning run halted by Augsburg
Bayern Munich started their new season with a 100% record with seven games into the season. They defeater their manager Niko Kovac’s previous team Frankfurt 5-0 in DFL Super Cup, get rid of Drochtersen/Assel 1-0 in DFB Cup first-round, won four back to back four games in Bundesliga and complemented it with UEFA Champions League victory against Benfica, but their winning run came to halt against Augsburg in midweek Bavarian derby game on Tuesday.
Bavarian giants didn’t make the most of their chances and struggling Augsburg team pounced on Manuel Neuer’s spilled cross to earn a draw at Allianz Arena. It was a rare mistake from Germany’s no.1, but was good enough for Augsburg to earn their second point of the season.
NOOO!! Why Felix, why!? Felix Götze of all people has stunned us late on here.
(87′) #FCBFCA 1-1
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 25, 2018
Arjen Robben continuing on with his good form at home this season scored his third goal in three games to give Bayern lead. At a time, it proved enough for Bavarians to win the game but Neuer committed a rare mistake to cost two points.
Bayern shotstopper Manuel Neuer spilled a cross and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw sensed an opportunity to tee up Felix Gotze. Former Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze’s brother made the most of the opportunity and helped his team earn a point from Bavarian’s den.
FT FCB 1 FCA 1
Bayern pay for missing a host of chances and going thru motions, failing to win for first time this season. Well done “plucky” Augsburg in the Bavarian derby.
— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) September 25, 2018
However, the scoresheet doesn’t reflect the game. Bayern had 15 shots in the game and 8 were on target. It’s pity that they only converted one. Thomas Muller hit the post and youngster Renato Sanches coming back to his best under Niko Kovac also made some good attempts. Franck Ribery almost doubled Bayern Munich’ lead after coming on as substitute but his goal was ruled out as offside.
It’s not a good sign for Bayern Munich. Goals are drying up for them since last week. They started very well scoring three goals in every game but in last two matches they scored only three goals. They’ll be facing next Hertha Berlin who were unbeaten against them last season. Both fixtures resulted in draw as Hertha played 2-2 at home and shared a 0-0 spoil at Allianz Arena.
In other matches of Bundesliga, Werder Bremen defeated Hertha BSC 3-1, Freiburg defeated Schalke 1-0, and Hoffenheim registered an away 1-3 victory over Hannover.