Second league bankruptcy of Munich: Kellerkind Augsburg duped FC Bayern

Second league bankruptcy of Munich

Kellerkind Augsburg duped FC Bayern

Aggressive Augsburgers stab the front efficiently and present Bayern with problems early on on the twelfth Bundesliga matchday. More than one goal in front of Lewandowski, the Munich team does not succeed and it sets the second bankruptcy of the season. Meanwhile, Joshua Kimmich has to watch from quarantine.

Without his leader Joshua Kimmich, who was again exiled in corona quarantine, Bundesliga Primus FC Bayern Munich stumbled badly in the derby at FC Augsburg. Two weeks before the summit in Dortmund, the series champions lost 2-1 (1: 2) in a fast-paced soccer game and could not put Borussia under massive pressure as planned at the start of the 12th matchday. With a home win against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday, BVB can even move up to one point on the front runner.

In the second defeat of the season, coach Julian Nagelsmann’s ensemble initially made astonishing mistakes on the defensive and, apart from Robert Lewandowski’s connecting goal (38th minute), was for once inconsistent. The Augsburg fans among the 26,000 spectators allowed again in the sold out WWK Arena were amazed under their protective masks at their team, which led 2-0 early on with its best season performance through Mads Pedersen (23rd minute) and André Hahn (35th).

The Bavarian derby was heavily influenced by Corona. Bayern were missing the infected Niklas Süle and Josip Stanisic as well as the unvaccinated national player Kimmich, who had to go back to domestic isolation due to contact with a person who tested positive in his private sphere. After the most recent international matches, the 26-year-old will certainly miss the Champions League game on Tuesday at Dynamo Kiev after the Augsburg game. The unvaccinated professionals in the squad become a stumbling block for the record champions. The FCA had to compete at short notice without the Swiss Ruben Vargas, who was also infected with the corona virus. In addition, attacking colleague Alfred Finnbogason with muscular problems also fell out. But the Augsburgers resolutely put it away.

Aggressive, brave, straightforward

The home side played real Markus Weinzierl football: aggressive, courageous, straightforward. The often sloppily fitting Munich team, where newcomer Marcel Sabitzer could not even begin to replace Kimmich in midfield, already looked impressed. Iago initiated both FCA goals from the left. In the 1-0 striker Andi Zeqiri put the ball perfectly on Pedersen, who hit flat and hard into the far corner. At 2-0, Sabitzer lost the ball against Zeqiri. And Bayern’s 80 million defender Lucas Hernández was bad at Hahn’s header.

The 0: 2 mortgage spurred the Munich stars on. Benjamin Pavard, who was passive with the goals conceded, crossed from the right. Thomas Müller extended the ball in his 600th competitive game for Bayern to Lewandowski, who also finished technically fine. It was the eleventh goal of the Poles in Augsburg – a league record. After the break there was the expected one-way football towards the FCA goal: Lewandowski messed up (50th).

Nagelsmann, desperate on the sidelines, switched to Jamal Musiala, Alphonso Davies and later also Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in order to unleash more and more force. The Augsburgers fought well and defended strongly as a collective. Davies just missed (74th). And Rafal Gikiewicz parried a shot by his compatriot Lewandowski brilliantly (80th).

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