James Rodriguez shines for Bayern Munich against Schalke
James Rodriguez earned his first starting berth of this Bundesliga season and Colombian star goes flying. He scored and earned a penalty for teammate Robert Lewandowski to register a 2-0 victory over Schalke 04.
It’s a bright start for the James after playing perfect cameo roles with his limited appearances. Colombian star scored against Bayer Leverkusen on match day 3 and he also had a goal disallowed that day. It helped him earn a starting berth as he returned to his full fitness.
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was impressed with James Rodriguez performances from his cameo role, and when he returned to his full fitness he handed him a start. Colombian star didn’t disappoint his coach taking only 8 minutes to go on the scoresheet.
Stat of the day.
2012-13 season: Bayern Munich start run of six consecutive titles.
In that time, Bayern have played 208 Bundesliga games, lost just 16 and have a goal difference of +414.
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Joshua Kimmich delivered a brilliant corner ball in the penalty area and James despite being not the tallest finds the target with an ease. He also has another chance in the game going one-on-one with Ralf Fahrmann, but Schalke captain did a brilliant job to deny him.
David Alba also had a great chance to go on the scoresheet as he tried his luck from 30 yards out from a free-kick but it hit the crossbar. It’s a pity that crossbar denied the Austrian full-back.
The score ended 1-0 in favour of Bayern Munich at the end of first-half, but second half started brilliantly for them as well. James Rodriguez missed a great chance to double the lead from Rober Lewandowski’s pass after good work by Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery.
On the other hand, Breel Embolo missed a great chance for Schalke to equalize as he put his header wide. Weston McKennie’s serious knee-injury, when Schalke needed him also made life difficult for them.
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Schalke’s misery increased when Alessandro Schopf brought down James Rodriguez inside the penalty. Roberto Lewandowski duly slotted home from the spot. It earned Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory. Their goal count in a game has decreased from previous rounds but they’ll take it, Schalke were a better side than their previous opponents.