Fulltime: Bayern Munich 0-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach
We’re only seven games into the season, but this has been a rough last three league games for Bayern. The club failed to bring in reinforcements this summer, and it’s showing on the field.
88’- GOAL Gladbach. Herrmann scores with a hunt of handball, but the referee goes to VAR and rules it a good goal.
77’- Describe Bayern’s game in three words: Goretzka foul throw.
68’- Goa... no! Offside. Ribery plays a beautiful pass in to Lewandowski who beats Sommer, but replay shows that Lewandowski’s shoulder was offside. The goal will not count.
62’- Kimmich has moved to left back with Goretzka at right back. However, finally Bayern’s attack has some life in it with Gnabry and Ribery on the field. If they can get one here, the pressure will build on that Gladbach backline...
55’- Alaba has left the game to be replaced by Sanches. It looks like Goretzka will go to left back.
52’- Alaba just pulled up lame after running down a ball. We’ll have to see if a substitute is necessary.
46’- The second half has kicked off. Bayern have brought on Ribery and Gnabry for Robben and Müller hoping to spark some life into the attack.
HALFTIME: Bayern Munich 0-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Wooboy that was bad.
35’- Finally! Goretzka plays a ball on the ground through the Gladbach backline, and Lewandowski runs on to it. His left footed shot is saved by Sommer. Yes, not a goal, but a chance... which Bayern hasn’t had a lot of so far.
33’- Bayern have once again latched a tight grip of the flow of the game. There’s a lot of possession behind the back four without a lot of movement from James, Lewandowski, Müller, and Robben.
25’- It’s hard to tell exactly what Neuer is doing so far. Another near-disastrous mistake from Neuer on a simple kick turned the ball over at the top of the penalty area to Plea who sent his shot well over the goal. It would be nice for him to get his game under control right now.
17’- GOAL! Gladbach double their lead and are now up 2-0. Oh no no no no! The goal after some calamitous play from Bayern. Neuer took a short goal kick to Thiago who had two Gladbach players surrounding him. He turned with a poor touch and lost possession just outside of Bayern’s box. Stindl received a pass at the top of the box, took a touch to fake out a sprinting Hummels sending him running past him, and put his shot past Neuer. 2-0. Just like that.
STINDL MAKES IT TWO!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 6, 2018
It's a catastrophic mistake in the back from Bayern as they fall 2-0 behind to Gladbach ... at home! pic.twitter.com/ChyiVS06YO
10’- GOAL! Gladbach take the lead after some early pressure against Bayern! Plea receives the ball at the top of the box with Sülle in front of him. He takes a touch to his right and sends his low curler into the far bottom corner out of the reach of Neuer. Oh boy. For all the early dominance, Bayern are behind on a great-yet-unspectacular goal.
The man can't stop scoring! Alassane Plea gives Gladbach the lead!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 6, 2018
Will Bayern's bogey team deal them another setback in the Bundesliga? pic.twitter.com/Yc0D37tW5Y
4’- OFFSIDE! Wow, what a segment of play. Thiago’s pass to Robben inside the penalty area is hit first time by the Dutchman with a great cross into Müller. His diving header is saved quite spectacularly by Sommer in the Gladbach goal, but the whistle was blown for offside. Bayern pressing high and hard early in this one.
1’- KICKOFF AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA!
58 minutes to kickoff: Bayern confirms that Jerome Boateng is out with a cold. The lineup looks like a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-1-4-1, with James on the wing and Thiago at defensive midfield. It’s a shame Serge Gnabry didn’t start, but Leon Goretzka’s role will probably be key.
@JB17Official is absent today with a cold.— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 6, 2018
Get well soon, Boa! #MiaSanMia
One hour until kickoff: Lineups are out!!!
Unsere Elf für #FCBBMG: #packmas ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/puqjzpdtRS— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) October 6, 2018
Hey, does anyone have Jupp Heynckes’ number? Oh wait, sorry, the game hasn’t been played yet. This week, Bayern Munich are going to be paid a visit by Borussia Monchengladbach, which is a bit like being visited by the tooth fairy, if the tooth fairy ripped out your teeth one by one.
The foals have taken more points from Bayern than anyone these past few years, and they will be feeling especially emboldened this time — as the Bavarians grapple with a 3-game winless streak and off-pitch issues. At least, Niko Kovac has a relatively healthy squad at his disposal — only Rafinha, Corentin Tolisso, and Kingsley Coman remain unavailable for selection. Every news outlet is reporting that James Rodriguez will likely start the game, which is the best news we’ve heard all week. Bayern Munich needs to win this, or else.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 6:30 pm local time, 12:30 pm EST
TV/streaming: Find Your Country
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