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Bayern II win again, move into sixth place

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Sebastian Hoeneß has Bayern Munich II on the right track to start 2020.

SpVgg Unterhaching v Bayern Muenchen II - 3. Liga Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images for DFB

Bayern Munich II pulled off another big win and clean sheet on Friday. This time they were led to a 1-0 win over SpVgg Unterhaching on the boot of Fiete Arp. It was Arp’s first official goal in a Bayern jersey,

With Otschi Wriedt suspended due to Monday’s red card, Sebastian Hoeneß turned to the speedster Arp up top. The move paid big dividends in the first half as Arp combined excellently with Wooyeong Jeong and Nicolas Kühn up top, giving Bayern II a few great opportunities early.

The goal for Bayern II would come in the 24th minute when Jeong left poor Moritz Heinrich wondering where the South Korean went. His cross into the box was deflected into the back of the net by Arp to give Bayern the 1-0 lead. This would end up being the final score.

“My compliments to the team! That was an immensely mature performance. We can be proud and are happy,” Hoeneß said following the win. “We defended with discipline and passion and so allowed few chances. Only our conversion of chances can one criticize. All in all, it was a deserved victory.”

While the team has improved all over the field, it’s very clear now that Hoeness has settled on a back-four of Lukas Mai and Chris Richards at center-back with Derrick Köhn and Mert Yilmaz on the flanks. The four have started all six games since the start of the new year in front of Christian Früchtl, and they have conceded only four goals, while logging three clean sheets.

SpVgg Unterhaching v Bayern Muenchen II - 3. Liga Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images for DFB

Bayern XI: Früchtl - Yilmaz, Mai, Richards, Köhn - Stiller, Welzmüller, Kern, Jeong (85. Feldhahn) - Arp (78. Dajaku), Kühn (66. Singh)

You can see the full highlights here.

Bayern II are now in sixth place in the 3.Liga table. The win puts them six points from first place and nine points out of the relegation zone, pending results from the rest of the weekend. It’s been a remarkable start to the second half of the season.

We’ll see if Bayern II can keep the moment going next weekend, when they host Sonnenhof Großaspach, who are second from bottom.