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Yann Sommer laments Bayern Munich’s “too late” comeback vs. FC Köln

The Bavarians had an ace up their sleeve but time ran out before they could seize all of the spoils.

FC Bayern München v 1. FC Köln - Bundesliga Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Yann Sommer had an eventful start to life at Bayern Munich. Thrown in the fire right away against RB Leipzig on Saturday, and now a home debut against a roaring 1. FC Köln side that blasted seven past Werder Bremen at the weekend. To make matters worse, the visitors bundled in a goal from a corner not four minutes into the contest!

“We didn’t play a good first half and made many mistakes,” Sommer reflected after the 1-1 draw (via @iMiaSanMia). “We brought a lot more power onto the pitch in the second half. The goal was great. Unfortunately, it was a bit too late. If we equalized earlier, we could’ve won the game.”

Sommer is already playing — and celebrating the team’s successes — like he’s been here forever, even though he was a very, very late addition in the winter transfer window. Sharp saves, active communication and confident distribution...all were on display yet again against Köln. Bayern’s rumored criteria of a German-speaking replacement for Manuel Neuer to facilitate his acclimation? Apparently very important!

Now it’s just a win and a clean sheet missing from his Bavarian introduction.


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