0:5 in Gladbach left its mark on Bayern Munich. At Union Berlin, the record champions wanted at least a little compensation – and experienced a goal-rich afternoon.
Bayern Munich showed a decent reaction after exiting the FA Cup and won 5-2 over Union Berlin. The record champions were never late and generally dominated the match. Defensively, however, Munich revealed some loopholes. The goals were scored by Robert Lewandowski (min 15, 23), Leroy Sane (34), Kingsley Coman (60) and Thomas Muller (79). Nico Geiselman (43) and Julian Ryerson (65) succeeded with Al Ittihad.
This is how the game went
The next step for Bavaria towards compensation will be to follow in the Champions League match at home next Tuesday (9pm / Amazon) against Benfica Lisbon. Then coach Julian Nagelsmann also wants to come back from the coronavirus quarantine and be on the sidelines again.
“We claim to be champions and get up again,” Nagelsmann said before the match. “I’m sure we will stand up again and there will be a reaction.” For this he changed his start from eleven to four positions. Among other things, the French world champion Corentin Tolisso played with the national player Leon Goretzka, who was canceled in a short time due to heel bruises.
At first, Munich often grabbed the ball, but did not have any chances until 1-0. Al Ittihad also helped lead: Paul Jekyll parried Leroy Sane’s long-range shot with an extended elbow, and Lewandowski took the penalty safely. So maybe Paul should become a goalkeeper: If you go that way, you shouldn’t be surprised that there are penalty kicks,” Etihad striker Max Cruz, who was injured in the first half, joked at Sky. Eight minutes later, Lewandowski showed that he also has a good and accurate free kick footing.
The Unioners, who were the only Bundesliga team unbeaten against Bayern the previous season, tried to score the next goal, but they were also more vulnerable to counter-attacks. Above all, the quick Sane took advantage of this over and over again. The 25-year-old failed with two big chances (31 and 34), before making it 3-0 after a Koeman cross.
However, the mood in the stands was unaffected, and after 1:3 by Gießelmann, who didn’t make national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer look good with his left shot, Alte Försterei was boiling. Shiraldo Becker’s 2:3 alleged offside target showed Leonion at least: maybe something else is possible!
After the break, the iron team immediately played more courageous and had good chances. Noir was now the focus more than his counterpart Louth. But only at the stage of urging Unioner, Koeman scored the fourth goal for Bayern Munich. The three-goal advantage lasted only four minutes, Ryerson punished the favorite’s defensive weakness with 2:4.