Initial observations and reactions
- Augsburg had no business in this game. Fighting for their Bundesliga lives already, Augsburg has not been good. Their keeper is terrible but Bayern’s shots were at him all night. Bayern’s defense fell asleep twice, once in the first minute and once in the last minute, and Augsburg took advantage.
- Bayern can’t look past any opponent. After losing to Hoffenheim before the international break, there is no way that Bayern should have been looking forward to Champions League when there was a Bundesliga game to be played first. In the last two seasons, Bayern has dropped too many points to sup-par Bundesliga teams, and it could cost them the title. It may also cost some their jobs.
- Muller is not confident, but that isn’t on him. After sitting on the bench for most of the season and not getting called into the German national team, Muller has nothing to be confident about. He missed one close shot, just over the bar and froze up when Lewandowski passed him the ball in the box. Both were great chances, but the latter allowed Augsburg to start their counter that led to their equalizer. Yes, he is a professional and should be ready whenever, but Bayern and Germany are letting Muller waste away on the bench when he still has years available. He needs to play more, or this type of performance will be the last memories we have of Muller in Bayern rot und weiss.
Final Whistle — Augsburg 2-2 Bayern Munich
90’ + 3 Yellow card. Koubek for time wasting.
90’ + 1 GOAL. Augsburg. Finnbogason
90’ — Three minutes of stoppage time announced
89’— After a shot from outside the box is saved by Neuer, Finnbogoson misses a chance to put the ball in the back of the net and the ball goes back to Neuer easily.
86’ — Substitution Bayern. Goretzka comes on for Gnabry
84’ — Yellow Card. Javi Martinez for a tactical foul
82’ — Substitution Augsburg. Cordova comes on for Richter
80’ — Substitution Bayern. Thomas Muller comes on for Philippe Coutinho.
79’ — Coman shoots directly at the keeper after a great team build up and a cross from Lewy.
77’ — Javi Martinez goes down with an apparent leg injury. Luckily for Bayern, he gets up and play continues
73’ — Yellow card Augsburg. Khedira for a bad foul at mid-field.
69’ — Substitution Augsburg. Finnbogoson on for Niederlechner
68’ — Gnabry shoots from outside the box again. The keeper is there for the easy (-ish) save. The ball spills out, but no one is crashing the box for a rebound.
63’ — Yellow card. Augsburg. To Richter for a bad foul.
62’ — Substitution Augsburg. Jensen comes in for Oxford.
58’ — Corner kick won by Bayern. Coutinho whips in a ball that is passed around dangerously, but is eventually cleared by Augsburg.
51’ — Coutinho shoots a ball directly at the keeper in what should have been a sure thing goal. Beautiful cross came in from Gnabry.
49’— GOAL! Serge Granbry with a rocket from outside the box.
48’ — Bayern wins a corner, but the ensuing kick is nothing special.
46’— We are underway in the second half
Halftime Reactions and observations
- Bayern has failed to take this game over. Although they did recover fairly well from conceding early, Bayern has struggled to take control of the game. Some of it has been due to Augsburg falling down when they are looked at wrong, but Bayern should be leading this game at the half. There is no reason, even with the early Augsburg goal, that Bayern should not be up.
- Lewandowski may be the only one that can score at the moment. With all the firepower that Bayern has in its attack, Lewandowski is the only one that can put the ball in the back of the net. Especially against a keeper that has conceded the most goals in the league so far this year. Others not scoring could be the reason that Bayern can’t finish games. As good as he is, Lewandowski can’t do it all.
- Coutinho has been almost non-existent. After rumors that Thomas Muller would be playing today, he was again relegated to the bench. Coutinho has been very lackluster so far. He has only a handful of touches, and they have all been forgetful. Coutinho either needs to be more productive or be swapped out for Muller.
Halftime — Augsburg 1-1 Bayern
45’ — Three minutes of stoppage has been announced.
43’ — Augsburg wins a free-kick on the edge of the box after a hand-ball from Kimmich. The kick is poor and doesn’t make it past the wall.
41’ — Yellow Card to Thiago for a tactical foul
39’ — Gnabry hits the woodwork on a volley after a beautiful cross from Alaba. Shortly after, Bayern puts numbers into the box and gets a soft cross in. The keeper spills the ball and chaos ensues in front of goal. After two shots, Augsburg clears.
35’ — Yellow Card. Joshua Kimmich for a professional foul
34’ — Bayern gets Augsburg keeper off his line and wins the ball inside the box, but Gnabry skies the ball over the bar.
30’ — As Bayern is keeping the ball more and more, Augsburg is going down very easily any time a Bayern player even touches them.
26’ — Coman shoots from outside the box with pace. Lewandowski tries to back heel it in, but misses.
24’ — Coman and Alaba link up on the left side of the field with a nice give and go, but the ball rolls over the end line for an Augsburg goal-kick.
19’ — Augsburg counters and a forward goes down in the box, but the offsides flag goes up.
14’ — GOAL! Bayern. Lewandowski header beats the keeper
12’ — Sule walks off the field with the help of two trainers. Substitution: Alaba replaces Sule
10’ — Niklas Sule goes down, grabbing his knee. He is surrounded by staff and players. It does not look good for the German center-back
8’ — In Bayern’s first half-chance, Serge Gnabry shot from outside the box.
7’ — Bayern concedes a corner, but it is headed out of danger
1’ — GOAL Augsburg. Marco Richter
Kickoff — The ball is rolling!
Teams are warming up in Augsburg! Here is the starting lineup for Bayern!
The international break is over! The Bundesliga is back! Bayern Munich jumps on the bus to Augsburg, where they face the Fuggerstädter. Augsburg has struggled mightily this season under new coach Martin Schmidt (formerly of Mainz and, briefly, Wolfsburg). Bayern is well rested, but Niko Kovac may rotate in anticipation of their upcoming Champions League match in Greece on Tuesday. Both teams, regardless, will be out for a win, and Martin Schmidt has a history of beating Bayern with limited resources.
It’s Bayern time.
Location: WWK Arena, Augsburg, Germany
Time: 4:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST
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