Bayern Munich II went down to ten men in the 12th minute against Eintracht Braunschweig, but they held on for a big point on the day with a 1-1 draw. Thankfully for Bayern II, most of the results on the day went their way, and they end the day only three points out of first place for the 3.Liga crown.
However, the bigger news is the distance they continue to put between themselves and the relegation zone. With just eight matches remaining in the season, Bayern II are now fifteen points clear of the relegation zone.
Bayern II kicked off the scoring bright and early in the 9th minute thanks to Fiete Arp. Paul Will sent Woo-yeong Jeong into space along the left flank, allowing him to dribble at the defender and into the penalty area. Arp made a hard run at the near post where Jeong fed him the ball. Arp touched the ball into the back of the net, injuring his leg in the process. Arp would eventually be replaced by Dennis Waidner from Bayern’s U19 side, making his Bayern II debut.
Unfortunately, Braunschweig won a penalty just a few minutes later. Josip Stanisic conceded the penalty, earning a yellow card. Then, he proceeded to argue with the referee about it until a second yellow was shown, sending the defender off after only 12 minutes.
Martin Kobylański stepped up and converted the spot kick, leveling things at one each.
Despite being down a man, Bayern II were very unlucky not to win on the day. Jeong and Otschi Wriedt consistently threatened the Braunschweig goal, forcing Marcel Engelhardt into several great saves. Wriedt also hit the post once.
You can see the full highlights here.
Bayern XI: Früchtl - Stanisic, Feldhahn, Richards, Will - Zaiser, Welzmüller, Jeong, Batista-Meier (73. Musiala) - Arp (30. Waidner), Wriedt (90.+3 Kern)
It’s another quick turnaround for Bayern II thanks to the truncated schedule. On Tuesday, they will host FSV Zwickau. It’s another big chance for Bayern II to pick up a full three points, with Zwickau down in 16th place in the table.