Bundesliga Leaders Bayern Munich Slump To Surprise Defeat At Augsburg

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Bayern Munich were defeated 2-1 by Augsburg, who scored twice against the flow of play in the first half to claim a remarkable Bavarian derby triumph.

Julian Nagelsmann’s team came back from the international break with a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table, and they dominated possession early on. In the 23rd minute, they were dealt a sucker blow as Mads Pedersen scored his first Bundesliga goal with a low shot.

Bayern struggled to create chances without Joshua Kimmich, who was quarantined for Covid-19, and Augsburg struck again on the break. Bayern lost possession in their own half, and André Hahn leapt near the top of the box to head in a pinpoint Iago cross.

The home fans’ joy was short-lived, as Robert Lewandowski scored his 14th league goal of the season two minutes later. Thomas Müller, who was making his 600th appearance for Bayern in all competitions, supplied a backheeled assist from Benjamin Pavard’s cross, and the visitors appeared to be on the verge of a comeback.

After the break, however, Augsburg stayed disciplined in defense and looked at ease as they absorbed the onslaught. Bayern did not have a clear cut opening until the 73rd minute, when Alphonso Davies’ low shot sailed just past of the post. Rafal Gikiewicz, Augsburg’s goalkeeper, then denied Lewandowski from close range as the hosts held on.

source : Guardian sport

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