Saturday, September 25, 2021
FC Bayern struggles with victory
Lewandowski’s record is stolen from his foot
FC Bayern also wins the fifth Bundesliga game in a row. But with the newcomer Greuther Fürth, this is by no means as easy as you might think. The leader of the table has a hard time, then quarrels – and also has to console a just missed Robert Lewandowski.
It was already clear that this game would not be a normal one when the FC Bayern bus parked behind the main grandstand of the stadium of the same name after crawling through Laubenweg in the Ronhof district of Fürth: Immediately a crowd of people formed, cell phones were pulled out – there were scenes and a mood as usual in the DFB-Pokal when the small amateur club has hit the jackpot.
And so it went on: David played bravely and poisonously, Goliath sometimes badly sloppy, he always had to be on his guard, especially because he was outnumbered after the legitimate red card for Benjamin Pavard (48th / gross foul play) was. “We are happy with the three points, Fürth has already demanded a lot from us,” said coach Julian Nagelsmann after the somewhat arduous, but also safe 3: 1 (2: 0).
The Fürth team showed their best game of the season, their supporters celebrated every halfway successful move, and when attacker Cedric Itten overcame Manuel Neuer with a header shortly before the end (88th), they sang full of fervor: “German champions will only be the Fürth cloverleaf.” On the other hand, it was understandable that the Munich team liked to praise themselves after this unusual endurance test. And rightly so.
“Not a brilliant achievement”
It was “not a brilliant achievement”, said Joshua Kimmich, but: “We had the game under control, even when we were outnumbered”, not least because “the character of the team is great”. Yes, admitted Thomas Müller, Bayern had “sometimes played too sloppily” and did not always fill the positions as intended, but: “That is complaining at a high level” because “if you make it 3-0 despite being outnumbered, it gives you that feels good “.
Sebastian Griesbeck (68th / own goal) scored this 3-0 after goals from Müller (10th) and Kimmich (31st): The midfielder wanted to clear up Robert Lewandowski, who was ready to shoot, and now he “stole” a record from the world footballer. The Pole had scored at least once in 15 Bundesliga games in a row, and now he missed Gerd Müller’s (16) record. More than one crossbar hit (40th) was not possible.
Lewandowski then also seemed a little unhappy. “We know that he is very greedy and wants to score goals, but he also wants more balls in the game,” explained Nagelsmann. Only: The balls didn’t come this time. “Hopefully he will score on Wednesday and then we will all be happy again,” said the coach. On Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN and in the ntv.de live ticker) Dynamo Kiev will present their second group game in the Champions League.
Bayern and their striker could really do worse, under Nagelsmann they are unbeaten in the nine competitive games this season, they have won the last eight. “At the moment we’re in a good mood,” said Kimmich, but he wouldn’t be Joshua Kimmich if he hadn’t added: “We haven’t played all the games so well.”