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No Hat Trick? No Problem as FC Bayern München II Win Again

Nothing spectacular, but nothing different in reserve land.

Sebastian Widmann

There was no hat-trick. There was no spectacular cross. The game was in a deadlock for a majority of the action.

Still, the same result. A hard fought match found FC Bayern München II on top of SV Seligporten, their 12th victory in 13 matches.

Left-back Dennis Chessa lifted his team in the 68th minute, a shot from 12 meters out that, despite a deflection, found the back of the net. It is only the third goal in the 20-year-old's career, and it was enough to break a deadlock that lasted three quarters of the game.

[Aside: with eleven appearances on the season at left back, the 20-year-old Chessa could be the guy that would take Diego Contento's place if Contento decides his footballing career is better suited at another club. That of course comes with the caveat that a Contento departure does not have a simultaneous move as the insurance policy for David Alaba]

Alessandro Schöpf added a sweetner in the first minute of extra time, which came after referee Luka Beretic flashed a second yellow card for Seligporten midfielder Christopher Kracun. Schöpf's strike increases his tally to four in the Regionalliga Bayern, fifth amoung reserve players.

Mitchell Weiser did not play, with Patrick Weihrauch taking his left-flank position in the Starting XI. Vladimir Rankovic started his 12th consecutive game on the right, further cementing his place in not just the team, but in FC Bayern's plans. Ylli Sallahi replaced Weihrauch in the 84th minute as manager Erik ten Hag tried to ride out a close game to get the three points.

The reserves now only need six points in their next six matches to clinch the Herbstmeisterschaft. They face third-place side Illertissen, what might be Pierre Emile Højbjerg's return to the pitch.

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