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Bayern Munich 2-2 Stuttgart: Initial reactions and observations

Bayern Munich fail to win another game.

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Initial reactions and observations

  • The good: Alphonso Davies and Thomas Muller. They were the best Bayern Munich players on the field.
  • The bad: Tanguy Nianzou. Poor guy was out of his depth out there. Too many mistakes despite some decent play.
  • The ugly: The refereeing. Definitely could’ve been better. Honorable mention goes to Bayern and especially Lewandowski’s finishing for handing Stuttgart the point.

90’+5’— Red card for Kingsley Coman. He lost his cool after a challenge. Ugh.


60’ — Subs: Sule on for Nianzou, this will be his last home game in Bayern colors.


51’ — Goal. Poor defending. Stuttgart draws level thanks to Kalajdzic.


45’ — The second half is underway!


Halftime: Bayern lead 2-1.


44’ — GOAL! Thomas Muller makes it 2-1! What a finish!


35’ — GOAL! Serge Gnabry scores to make it 1-1! Though it could’ve been an own goal by Mavropanos.


8’ — Goal. Stuttgart score early on a fast break! Ugh.


Kickoff: We’re underway in Munich one last time!


One hour until kickoff: We have lineups! Given that there’s nothing but pride to play for, Bayern Munich are still opting for almost full strength lineup. At least Tanguy Nianzou starts!


The Bundesliga is almost over, but that doesn’t mean Bayern Munich will rest easy. Even after having won the title, Julian Nagelsmann wants his team to show a reaction for the loss to Mainz last week, and make sure title celebrations go ahead without a cloud of negativity over the team.

There’s not much ambiguity over who will play. The newly extended Thomas Muller will join Robert Lewandowski up top, with Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman on the wings. Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich will see the usual midfield pairing kept, while the defense won’t be too much different either (with the exception of Niklas Sule being benched). Will the boys be able to redeem themselves after last week’s disaster against Mainz?

It’s Bayern time.


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Match Info

Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Time: 5:30 pm local time, 11:30 am EST

TV/streaming: ESPN+, Find Your Country

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