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Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show: Bayern Munich draws Arminia Bielefeld 3-3 on a snowy night in Munich

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FAR from the prettiest performance, but the conditions in the first half didn’t help at all. On to Frankfurt this weekend.

FC Bayern Muenchen v DSC Arminia Bielefeld - Bundesliga Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table has been reduced to 5 points over RB Leipzig after what was an action-packed 3-3 draw with DSC Arminia Bielefeld at a snow-covered Allianz Arena. The conditions in the first half of play perhaps played into Bielefeld’s hands as Bayern wasn’t able to play their usual brand of football, but the fight back in the second half from Hansi Flick’s men was admirable despite not being able to find a winner.

The injuries and coronavirus quarantines of Thomas Muller, Leon Goretzka, Javi Martinez, and Serge Gnabry on top of Jerome Boateng being out for personal reasons didn’t make life easy for Flick. Not to mention, just prior to kickoff, it was revealed that Douglas Costa had sustained a metatarsal injury. Excuses aside, credit to Uwe Neuhaus’s men for putting up a terrific fight at the Allianz Arena and earning a hard fought point that they will certainly cherish.

Scoring summary:

Michel Vlap (9’), Amos Pieper (37’), Robert Lewandowski (48’), Christian Gabauer (49’), Corentin Tolisso (57’), Alphonso Davies (69’).

FT: 3-3

TEAM STATS: (Ordered Bayern:Bielefeld)

Shots: 19:7

Shots on target: 12:3

Possession 65%:35%

Passes: 622:345

Fouls: 7:13

Yellow Card: 1:1

Red Cards: 0:0

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Yet again, we’re providing you the best audio content by giving you a wrap-up and recap of this most recent match:

Tom discusses:
- The terribly snowy conditions playing into Bielefeld’s hands
- The poor defensive communications for Bayern
- Uwe Neuhaus’s COMPACT gameplan
- The impact Joshua Kimmich had, coming on for Bouna Sarr
- The tactical reason for Neuhas bringing on Sergio Cordova

Also, here’s the embed tweet I promised I would include:

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