The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich were mentally in a Christmas mood. Because on Sunday evening they gave the entire first quarter to stranger Harkow Merlins Krylsheim. Andrea Trencheri’s side scored just eleven points in the first ten minutes and got twice as many.
Bayern got into the game better in the second quarter and reduced the difference to three points at the break (37:40), but in the third quarter the Munich attack did not work at all: only 13 points from Munich were too few to keep in touch with Crailsheim. With 77:68 the underdogs won the match against the favorite, who had to relinquish the top of the table after his third defeat of the season (10:3 wins).
Compensation in the derby against Bamberg?
The new leaderboard is the still surprisingly strong Telekom Baskets Bonn, who beat Bayern Munich with a record 11-2 victory after a clear 115:90 victory over Syntainics MBC from Weißenfels.
Bayern Munich will only have a chance to regain the top spot in the new year. Derby against Bruce Bamberg on January 2nd. But Munich residents can’t rest. For Bayern Munich, the important match in the Europa League will be against Lyon on December 30. There, too, is about compensation. Trinchieri have lost their last three matches in Europe’s biggest club competition.