Bayern Munich went to down to Augsburg in a Bavarian derby in the Bundesliga that brought joy for Robert Lewandowski but not anyone else on the Bayern side.
Jersey Swap: Augsburg XI
I don’t think a single Augsburg player had a poor performance. I debated between giving it to Iago and Pederson but Gouweleeuw and Andre Hahn also had very good games. In the second half, Augsburg did a fantastic job of defending with a back five.
Der Bomber: Robert Lewandowski
He got his customary goal against Augsburg and would have scored a second had his old friend, Rafal Gikiewicz, not gotten in the way. He was definitely not the most visible player on the pitch but, he did what he had to; unfortunately, Bayern did not create enough chances for Lewandowski to score from.
Der Fußballgott: Leroy Sané
He was very active, did his best, did a great job defending some Augsburg attacks and tried to create chances. Augsburg was very compact and not much came off, but, for sheer effort, Sané takes this award.
Der Kaiser: Lucas Hernandez
Upamecano and Hernandez both had relatively okay displays; Hernandez made a mazy run out of the back four and Upa made more than one. On the balance of things, Hernandez had a slightly stronger outing than Upamecano.
Meister of the Match: Mads Pedersen
He was probably the best Augsburg play on the night. although Iago had a strong performance too. Augsburg already had the right mindset and the right game plan; Bayern meanwhile seemed lost.
That’s it from me! As always, thanks for reading.
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