Bayern regained the lead before hosting PSG


Follow the exciting heads-up with the Bundesliga leadership. For the second day in a row, Bayern Munich responded to pressure from Borussia Dortmund and once again led the Bundesliga on goal difference after winning their visit to Stuttgart (1-2).

Julian Nagelsmann did not rotate ahead of Wednesday’s crucial Champions League match against PSG. Bayern again played for the lead and just after Stuttgart had been dismissed with an hour to play their coach took off Kingsley Coman, Jamal Musiala and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

The face of the Stuttgart plant

Until that point, Bayern found more resistance than expected in the first half from a rival involved in the competitive fight to avoid relegation (it was 15th but with the same points as the bottom team Bochum and two other teams).

Bayern dominated but had chances on both goals. Musiala would have opened the scoring with a superb slalom between several defenders on a span of ground and his team’s best action came from his boots connecting with a very offensive Alphonso Davies.

That’s how the Canadian returned a pass to Leon Goretzka, whose shot ended up in the hands of Fabian Bredlow (18′). The midfielder’s chance was clearer, rejoining the attack, four minutes later with a powerful header that was saved by the local goalkeeper.

defense concessions

But Bayern in this first half showed weakness in defense against the threat of Silas. First, he allowed a whiplash from full-back Hiroki Ito very close to the top corner (16′) and, more importantly, to a bad start from Yann Sommer in a corner, centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos wins the jump and takes his header off the line of Matthijs de Ligt (38′).

De Ligt scored with the help of the goalkeeper

The Dutchman himself unblocked the game by surprise before the break with a shot from outside the area that Bredlow ate up. The goalkeeper, covered, reacted late and, despite holding the ball, could not stop the pass to him from low (39′).

Choupo-Moting, after great concerted action

Stuttgart competed well and created more chances than usual for a Bayern team that completely dominated the second half until it was 0-2 in the 62nd minute in a great collective game. Musiala started it by leaving two rivals behind with a spectacular turn, he passed Thomas Müller and the latter helped Choupo-Moting to define the battle with Bredlow.

The Cameroonian, aged 33, celebrated his tenth league goal in his renewal, announced on Friday by Bayern, until 2024. Nagelsmann then removed Coman, Musiala and Choupo-Moting to bring in Serge Gnabry , Leroy Sané and Sadio Mané .

relax and fear

Bayern controlled at will, monopolizing possession against a beaten Stuttgart, but rest soon cost the leader dearly in an unexpected finish. An isolated play between the two new players made it 1-2, Juan José Perea’s effort after a good cross from Tiago Tomás.

Stuttgart found the target and even had a chance to equalize with another header, this time from Tanguy Coulibaly, which narrowly missed the target. It was unfair but Bayern escaped with a draw which would have given them the lead.




Stuttgart: Bredlow; Anton, Mavropanos, Zagadou (Nartey, 85′), It; Karazor (Millot, 85′); Gil Dias (Tanguy Coulibaly, 46′), Endo, Haraguchi, Führich (Tiago Tomás, 74′); Silas (Perea, 74′)
Bayern Munich: Sommer; Stanisic, Upamecano, De Ligt; Kimmich, Goretzka (Pavard, 82′); Coman (Gnabry, 63′), Thomas Müller (Gravenberch, 82′), Musiala (Leroy Sané, 63′), Davies; Choupo-Moting (Mané, 63′)
Goals: 0-1 De Ligt (39′), 0-2 Choupo-Moting (62′), 1-2 Perea (88′)

Referee: Christian Dingert. did not show cards

Spectators: 47,800 at the Mercedes Benz Arena

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Source: La Verdad


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