Bayern Munich II lost for the third straight match on Sunday, this time falling 2-1 to SV Meppen.
The match completely turned on it’s head in the closing minutes of the first half. After a handball in the penalty area, Bayern II were awarded a penalty kick. Timo Kern’s spot kick, however, was saved by Erik Domaschke in the Meppen goal. Then, in stoppage time, Steffen Puttkammer scored for Meppen to give them the 1-0 halftime lead.
Bayern II clawed their way back into it, and Kilian Senkbeil drew another penalty for the Bavarians in the 58th minute. This time, Fiete Arp stepped up and put the penalty in the back of the net to level the score at one.
Unfortunately, Meppen continued to have the upper hand and pushed for the winner. In the 73rd minute, Puttkammer scored the winner for Meppen after numerous chances for the hosts.
Bayern XI: Schneller - Vita, Senkbeil (78. Scott), Feldhahn, Lawrence, Stanisic (78. Waidner) - Zaiser (78. Jastremski), Stiller, Singh - Kern, Arp
This was the third straight loss for Bayern II, and third time in a row conceding two goals. Bayern II have now slid down into 15th place and 33 points, just two points clear of the relegation zone now. While 5 of the remaining 9 games are against definitely beatable teams, the other 4 games are against teams in the Top 6.
Bayern II will now head into the international break with a sense of urgency regarding their training sessions. They should be looking at their match against VfB Lübeck, who is in the relegation zone, as a must-win.