FC Bayern shoots the frustration from the soul
draw streak? Posse about Manuel Neuer? It doesn’t matter! FC Bayern leads VfL Wolfsburg after 20 minutes like in a training game.
However, the wolves still cause drama at the end, also because Kimmich flies off the pitch. But Munich has Cancelo and Musiala and is top of the table again.
Bundesliga crisis ended and regained the lead in the table: Thanks to a lightning start and a dream goal, Bayern Munich won 4-2 (3-1) at VfL Wolfsburg and knocked Union Berlin back from the league throne.
For coach Julian Nagelsmann it was the first success in the Volkswagen Arena, and a dismissal for Joshua Kimmich changed nothing. National player Jamal Musiala provided the sensational highlight, beating five (!) Wolfsburg players in the 73rd minute and scoring. “The course of the game was such that it became work,” said goal scorer Thomas Müller at DAZN, “the yellow-red card didn’t give us a boost. We had this greed of wanting to win. We had to win.”
In the opening quarter of an hour, the record champions succeeded in almost everything, the wolves were completely overwhelmed defensively.
A cross from Kingsley Coman found its way directly into the Lower Saxony goal in the ninth minute, five minutes later the Frenchman followed up with a remarkable direct acceptance after a wonderful cross from newcomer João Cancelo (second assist in the second game).
In the 19th minute, Müller, who drew level with Gerd Müller in his 427th Bayern appearance, scored with a header.
VfL coach Niko Kovac stood petrified on the sidelines, after half an hour he reacted to the previously desolate performance of the North Germans.
Jakub Kaminski came on for the overwhelmed Maxence Lacroix. And indeed it was the Pole who converted the first clear goal chance of the Bundesliga seventh with a low shot in the 44th minute. In addition, Mattias Svanberg (81st) scored for VfL.
Before the game, Nagelsmann tried to calm things down a bit about the offensive interview with the injured captain Manuel Neuer. A long time ago he had “a very good conversation” with the goalkeeper “and explained things”.
However, according to the coach at DAZN, this publication “didn’t exactly contribute to calm”. Neuer had criticized the dismissal of his confidant and goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic.
Late drama, Wolfsburg goal doesn’t count
The goal just before the change of sides seemed to inspire the hosts. Svanberg (52nd) initially missed the goal, two minutes later Kimmich saw the yellow-red card after repeated foul play. Bayern’s dominance was gone, the hosts took more and more command.
And the wolves grew fierce. Riddle Baku tested Yann Sommer with a header (62nd). But this superiority did not last long. Bayern got into the match better even when they were outnumbered, and they managed to relieve the pressure again and again with counterattacks. Musiala’s sensational hit was the reward. Nevertheless, it got exciting again. The supposed 3: 4 by Yannick Gerhardt (84th) was revoked after video evidence because of a Wolfsburg foul.