Bayern Munich, champions of German football for the last ten seasons, ended their second consecutive points drop with a 1-1 draw at home to Union Berlin, while Freiburg surprised everyone by leaving the top of the table. Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 on Saturday on the fifth day of competition.
After a great start that saw them win 3 in a row, score 15 goals and concede one, Bayern dropped a point for the first time in the second leg in 1-1 Borussia Münchengladbach to continue to bleed. A draw with Union Berlin in the first round of the European Champions League group stage 4 days before the expected continental clash with Italian Inter.
Freiburg, on the other hand, made the most of the capital club’s gift and opened up a 12-point lead over Borussia Dortmund, who beat Hoffenheim 1-0 on their debut, one point behind Bayern and Union Berlin.
In the first game, after Onon showed his teeth in the last leg to beat Schalke 4-1, he had to play the match against Bayern without his new American striker Tucson-Jordan Sepacho (two goals and two assists) because of a muscle. injury, and his coach made 4 changes from the previous game.
For his part, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann decided to make the rotation after winning the Cup match against Viktoria Köln on Wednesday with five goals, the first in the 62nd minute.
In a first half in which the hosts were determined defensively, the German champions opened the scoring in their only real opportunity, despite the latter’s apparent dominance thanks to Dutch Sheraldo Becker’s fifth Bundesliga goal of the season. In the 12th minute, after a free kick from 35 meters, the Austrian captain Christopher Trimmel converted the forward, who got rid of the Senegalese Sadio Mané and scored.
Bayern responded quickly and equalized three minutes later, Joshua Kimmich heading Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt from a corner, before Musiala let Norwegian defender Julian Ryerson back for Kimmich, who fired a shot that passed between several players. and shook the net.
The most dangerous player in this game, Leroy Sane, missed two chances to put the team ahead (36 and 45).
Although Bayern had 19 shots into the opposite goal and dominated the final minutes, Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer’s right-footed shot hit the 18-meter left post, and Mané’s second was blocked by Danish goalkeeper Fredrik Renow, but failed. Come back with three points and regain the top of the league.
In the second, Leverkusen took the lead in the 16th minute, through Kerem Demirbay, before Freiburg responded with two goals in two minutes of the second half (48 and 50) with headers from Matthias Ginter and Austria’s Michael Gregoric after a defensive error . His team put the hosts ahead.
Leverkusen scored in the fist after Callum Hudson-Odua, on loan from Chelsea, had entered from the bench by Czech Patrik Scheck (65) five minutes from the end, but the Japanese substitute Ritsu Doan restored the Freiburg advantage by third time. goal in the 71st minute and won first place in the championship.
Wolfsburg suffered their second consecutive defeat and third this season when they lost 3-2 to Cologne.
Werder Bremen won the last Bochum 2-0, while Stuttgart drew 1-1 with Schalke 04, knowing the latter is still looking for their first win of the season.
Source: Al Ittihad
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