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FC Bayern II wins behind late Kevin Friesenbichler brace

The Bayern reserves won their 14th match of the season behind a brace from Kevin Friesenbichler, opening a 5 point lead on second place FV Illertissen.

Micha Will

The Bayern reserves won their 14th match of the season on Saturday defeating TSV 1860 Rosenheim 2-1 at the Jahnstadion in Rosenheim.

After giving up a second minute set piece goal on what was a fluke double header, the youngsters got down to business in their normal 4-1-4-1 formation. They dominated almost the entire match, and their prowess in the air off set pieces resulted in numerous chances that flashed just wide of the posts.

With time winding down past the 80 minute mark, it took another set piece (this time a corner) and the resulting header from 80th minute substitute Kevin Friesenbichler to level with the home side. Every indication seemed to look like the match may very well end a draw.  A late counterattack by Rosenheim saw them one-on-one with keeper Lukas Raeder, but the 19 year old stood his ground to keep the score level. In the 93' with the game looking like the final whistle was imminent,  Bayern Munich found enough open space on the left wing for substitute Christian Derflinger to whip in a cross to the far post. The cross was headed home as Friesenbichler completed his brace, and the reserves stole all three points and the breath from Rosenheim and the over 1000 spectators in attendance.

Their 14th win of the season sees Erik ten Hag's side at 42 points, 5 points up on second place FV Illtertissen, with 2 games in hand and facing two matches this upcoming week. They travel to face 5th place TSV Buchbach at the SMR Arena this Wednesday before hosting 17th place SV Heimstetten at the Grunwalder Stadion on Satuday

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