Bayern Munich kept their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table at two points after they beat Augsburg 3-1 on Saturday. The win was their second over Augsburg in four days following their midweek DFB Pokal victory over their Bavarian rivals.
When you’re able to throw players like Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben at your opponents, you’re always going to have an advantage. When they’re playing at the elite level they were against Augsburg, you’re going to win.
Sine returning from injury, Arjen Robben has been an absolute force in the attacking third of the field. He was directly responsible for all three goals for Bayern, with a goal and two assists. With a little better finishing from Lewandowski, Robben could’ve ended up with another assist or two.
It must be said that Bayern was kind of a disaster in defense all day long. Changing both centerbacks in the match, not something you normally want to do, through off the balance in the back, but it wasn’t helped by Manuel Neuer’s shaky passing on the day. On several different occasions Neuer made poor to awful passes putting his defense on the back foot with unforced errors.
Bayern has one clean sheet in their last seven matches. That’s not good enough. There’s still some work to do.
Augsburg 1-3 Bayern Munich
Augsburg: Koo Ja-Cheol (67)
Bayern: Robert Lewandowski (19, 48), Arjen Robben (21)
Augsburg XI: Hitz; Stafylidis, Hineregger, Janker, Verhaegh; Altintop (Teigl 65), Baier, Kacar (Moravek 82), Dong-Won, Schmid (Max 55); Ja-Cheol
Bayern XI: Neuer; Alaba, Martinez (Hummels 29), Boateng (Badstuber 62), Lahm; Thiago, Alonso, Vidal; Costa, Lewandowski, Robben (Kimmich 76)