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Arminia Bielefeld 0-3 Bayern Munich: Initial reactions and observations

Midweek game? Never happened.

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Initial reactions and observations

  • Dour game from Bayern Munich, despite the 3-0 win. The energy was missing. Looks like the Villarreal loss is still weighing heavily on their minds.
  • How is Jamal Musiala still not a starter yet? He should’ve been made one ages ago.
  • Robert Lewandowski was once again robbed of service in the second half. If Bielefeld can do it, then it’s on the coach.

Full time: Bayern win 3-0!

84’ — GOAL! Musiala makes it 3-0.

45’ — Second half kicks off!

Halftime: Bayern lead 2-0.

45’ + 7’ — GOAL! Serge Gnabry gets a goal after a tough game so far. Finally.

43’ — Not great defending there, but Bayern are saved by the flag.

11’ — GOAL! The VAR gives it! Unfortunately, looks like it’s been credited officially as an own goal. Would’ve been nice to have a Lewy goal and Davies assist.

10’ — Bayern get the ball in the net, but it’s ruled offside. Would’ve been a nice assist for Davies.

Kickoff: We’re underway!

One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Here’s what it looks like:

This part of the season really sucks. The Bundesliga is still left to win, but for Bayern Munich fans it often feels like the entire thing wraps up when the team gets knocked out of the Champions League. There isn’t even a DFB Pokal final to look forward to.

The players must be feeling much the same way — Tuesday’s disappointment will be weighing heavily on them. But until the Bundesliga is mathematically won, they need to keep performing and bring the 10th consecutive Meisterschale home. Julian Nagelsmann for his part, needs to rally his troops.

It’s Bayern time.

While you’re waiting for the game, why not check out our preview podcast? Listen to it below or at this link.

Match Info

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30 am EST

TV/streaming: ESPN+, Find Your Country

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