Derby bankruptcy at the start of the Wiesn: Bayern Munich has continued its earnings crisis in the Bundesliga and suffered its first defeat of the season. In the Bavarian duel with FC Augsburg, the team of coach Julian Nagelsmann surprisingly lost 0:1 (0:0) after another poor conversion of chances and goes into the international break with a lot of frustration.
Mergim Berisha (59th) scored the golden goal for the outsider. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could have scored the equalizer with a header (90+5), but failed narrowly to his opponent Rafal Gikiewicz, who reacted extremely well.
Bayern, who went without a goal for the first time in 87 games in the Bundesliga, spoiled the mood for their traditional team outing to the Oktoberfest on Sunday. Four days after the 2-0 win in the Champions League against FC Barcelona, Bayern couldn’t get through against a strong Augsburg team.
“A little worried”
Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić criticized the team after the game. “We haven’t won in four games in the Bundesliga, we got three out of twelve possible points, so I’m a little concerned,” said the 45-year-old on “Sky” on Saturday. “You can’t win in the Bundesliga the way we played today.” You have “brutal problems against teams who play against us physically, who knock our socks off, so to speak,” said Salihamidžić.
National player Thomas Müller also seemed concerned. “After four games without a win we are of course stunned and devastated, the weather suits that a bit, it was getting darker and darker,” said the 33-year-old. The visibly disappointed trainer Julian Nagelsmann also found it “not so easy to find words”. With a view to the upcoming international break, he said: “I’ll think about it and then we’ll see how it goes.”
Nagelsmann didn’t want to hear about possible celebrations on Sunday before the game, after all, “football quality is more important than any visit to the Wiesn”. In return, the 35-year-old brought in Noussair Mazraoui, Leon Goretzka and Matthijs de Ligt for Benjamin Pavard, Marcel Sabitzer and the injured Lucas Hernandez in comparison to the Barca game. Maassen, on the other hand, left his team unchanged after the 1-0 win in Bremen.
It paid off. With their aggressive and intense style of play, the Augsburgers put up a good fight against Bayern. In addition, as in the past, minor mistakes crept in at the Munich team, which also inhibited their own flow of the game. Big chances like those of Leroy Sane (17th), who failed free-standing due to the strongly reacting Augsburg goalkeeper Gikiewicz, were initially scarce.
The actions in the penalty area increased from the middle of the first half – for both teams. However, FCA’s Florian Niederlechner (24′), Iago (26′) and Maximilian Bauer (38′) as well as Jamal Musiala (33′) and Goretzka (37’/44′) either missed the goal or were denied by the goalkeeper .
In the second half, Bayern managed to tie Augsburg in the penalty area more often, but they still lacked the necessary precision. FCA punished this: After a successful Augsburg combination, Berisha was completely free at the penalty spot and only had to push in.
The Bavarians continued to run, but despaired several times at the strong Gikiewicz. Sane failed free-standing against the FCA keeper (72nd) and even Neuer found his master in the last standard situations of the game in the Polish goalkeeper.