In front of over 12,000 spectators, the Bayern reserves put in a dramatic and overpowering derby performance against TSV 1860 München II, only to see their effort come to nothing as the Lions took all three points.
The Bayern reserves started fantastically, assaulting the 1860 defense repeatedly throughout the start of the match and peppering their goal with shot after shot. In the 19th minute, Julian Green lost the ball on a poor pass in the 1860 box. Striker Kevin Friesenbichler immediately charged down the ball, won it back, and hit a beautiful pass on a pivot to the top of the box where Alessandro Schöpf finished coolly past goalkeeper Michael Netolitzky for his sixth goal of the season. The rest of the first half continued in the same vein as the 1860 München II side has no answer to the dominant Bayern performance.
Ultimately, it was Bayern's own foolishness that led to the Lions equalizing in the 47th minute as Rico Streider played a horrendously underweighted backpass to centerback Stefan Buck who was unable to stop winger Stephane Mvibudulu from intercepting it. The 1860 right winger played an easy through-ball into acres of space where Liridon Vocaj had plenty of time to easily slot it past Bayern keeper Lukas Raeder.
The Bayern onslaught continued as they forced Netolizky into several fine saves. Ultimately the effort went unrewarded when in the 68th minute a challenge on Rico Streider saw him go down easily under pressure from Vocaj and 1860 München sprung their counterattack. Stephane Mvidubulu sprang forward down the right wing, played off a nice overlapping run with Vocaj, drew out Lukas Raeder, and then centered it for Mike Ott to hammer it home on the empty net for his 11th goal of the season. Bayern were never able to find the equalizer despite dominance and numerous chances.
This was yet another game in which Bayern II controlled the entire match. Unlike past efforts they were just unable to get the goals to drop before two simple mistakes and some clinical execution from 1860 München II saw them walk out the Grünwald Stadion (which 1860 II share with Bayern II) with the points.
Bayern Munich II host SV Schalding-Heining next Saturday at the Grünwald Stadion - a side Bayern trounced 5-0 back in July. They retain top of the table status and are still 8 points ahead of FV Illertissen.