After making it six in a row with a win against SpVgg Bayreuth last week, the Bayern reserves went back on the road, looking to continue their winning ways, facing off against FC Memmingen, a midtable team from the Schwabenland (Swabia).
Giving Up The First Goal (Again)
There were no changes to the lineup from the last game, and an estimated 500 traveling Bayern II fans were among the less than 2,400 spectators, there to cheer on Erik ten Hag's team, in their quest for making it seven in a row, only to see them go down a goal to the hosts, just as they had in Bayreuth.
After two early chances for the home team in the 3rd and 5th minutes, which were handled by keeper Leopold Zingerle, Bayern finally started to find their game, generating goal scoring opportunities every couple of minutes. Ylli Sallahi (10th and 14th minutes), Lukas Görtler (13th) and Gerrit Wegkamp (16th) all had chances to put their team up, but failed to find the net. On a counter, and against the run of play, Memmingen's Matthias Jocham was able to put the hosts up 1-0.
Bayern II Not Rattled, Continue To Attack
The setback did not impress die Roten one bit, with Patrick Weihrauch hitting the outside of the net (21st), and Stefan Buck heading the ball over the crossbar (29th). Shortly before halftime, Weihrauch opened the scoring just as he had the week before, potting the equalizer in the 42nd minute, leaving FCM goalie Martin Gruber no chance of stopping him.
The second half brought no changes to either lineup. Memmingen would continue to be put under pressure, trying their luck with long balls, until Nikola Jelisic broke through on the left side, and put the visitors up 1-2.
That's All She Wrote
Shortly after Bayern's goal, Memmingen mounted one last attack, with the attacker choking in a one-on-one against Zingerle, and, from that moment on, it was all Bayern. Weihrauch had two chances to put the game away, before Görtler showed him how it's done, scoring on a low shot in the 66th minute to put the game out of reach. Sallahi would crown his good performance with a late goal, potting a goal for the final scoreline of 1-4.
Up Next: SV Schalding-Heining
The next game will be in the friendly confines of the Grünwalder Stadion, taking on SV Schalding-Heining, currently in 7th place in the league, 9 points behind FC Bayern II, who are residing in 3rd place (at least until Ingolstadt play their game on Saturday).
Bayern's Gerrit Wegkamp was replaced in the 37th minute by Steeven Ribery, but there was no indication why ten Hag had to take the leading scorer out. Let's hope it was a precautionary move, and not a serious injury.