All it took was a red card to their best player for a bucket of ice water to finally be thrown upon Bayern Munich II’s hot start to 2020. Chemnitzer’s 1-0 victory gives the side an edge over the Bavarians following the draw between the two sides in the fall back in Munich.
The average age for the Sebastian Hoeneß’s starting eleven was just 21 years of age with Wooyeong Jeong and Leon Dajaku inserted into the lineup. Fan favorite Joshua Zirkzee was not in the squad, as he traveled with the first team to London for the Champions League match against Chelsea.
Chemnitzer scored first in the 25th minute when Niklas Hoheneder knocked in a corner kick to give the hosts the 1-0 lead. Then, with halftime approaching, Otschi Wriedt was shown a red card by the referee for an alleged kick out. Chemnitzer would hold on for the victory.
Bayern XI: Früchtl - Yilmaz, Mai, Richards, Köhn (85. Feldhahn) - Stiller, Singh (73. Kühn), Kern, Jeong - Dajaku (59. Arp), Wriedt
The loss is a big missed opportunity to move up as high as sixth in the 3.Liga table. With the loss, the Reserves will remain in 11th place for another week on 35 points; however, thanks to Viktoria Koln’s win, Bayern II are now only six points clear of the relegation zone.
It’s a quick turnaround for Bayern II this week. Their next match is on Friday against second place (on goal differential) Unterhaching.