Many of FC Bayern Munich’s players were in action once again this week, representing their counties in Euro 2020 qualifiers. France got back to their winning ways, Lewandowski scored a penalty-goal for Poland, Austria pulled out a victory without Alaba, and Germany absolutely rolled in a home-victory with help from some of the boys from Bayern.
Germany routs Estonia 8-0
After die Mannschaft couldn’t get much going against Belarus in the last match, their offense was firing on all cylinders and scoring at will in Tuesday’s match against Estonia. As usual, there was a plethora of Bayern players in Germany’s lineup. Manuel Neuer, Niklas Sule, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Serge Gnabry all got the start, with Sven Ulreich on the bench as Neuer’s backup.
Gnabry had two goals, one of which was the end result of some great link-up play between Leroy Sané, Kimmich, and Gnabry. Goretzka also scored a goal. This is something that Bayern fans are hoping to see at the club level as well.
Other goals came from Reus (twice), Gundogan (penalty), Werner, and Sané.
Although Neuer recorded the shutout, it came relatively easy. Estonia only had four shots, only two of them forcing a save from the Neuer.
Austria wins 4-1, without injured Alaba
Austria’s hopes to qualify for Euro 2020 were helped by a 4-1 victory over North Macedonia. However, David Alaba was not able to play, due to a strain in his left quad (as reported by Bild). It is worth noting that all five goals came from players with Bundesliga ties. North Macedonia’s lone goal came on an own-goal by Frankfurt’s Martin Hinteregger. This was followed by a goal by Hertha BSC’s Valentino Lazaro, ex-Bremen striker Marko Arnautovic’s two goals, and Leipzig’s Conrad Laimer.
Poland takes all three points from Israel, beating them 4-0
After edging out North Macedonia in the last game, Robert Lewandowski’s Poland also beat Israel handily. Bayern’s striker was unable to score from the run of play, but after Piatek put Poland up 1-0 in the first half, Lewy doubled his country’s lead from the penalty spot in the second half. Shortly after Grosicki scored to make it 3-0, Kadzor finished the night off with Poland’s fourth goal late in the second half.
Here is Lewy’s penalty goal.
And this was Grosicki’s goal two minutes later:
France bounces back to beat Andorra 4-0
After France’s shocking defeat against Turkey, they bounced back strong for a victory over Andorra, in which Kylian Mbappé scored his 100th career goal for club and country. Unfortunately, no Bayern players saw any action this match. Bayern newcomer Benjamin Pavard made the 18 but sat on the bench the whole match. Coman was dropped from the lineup this time around after suffering an injury while warming up.