Status: 23.10.2021 5:59 p.m.
Even without his coach Julian Nagelsmann, who is suffering from Corona, on the sidelines, FC Bayern Munich scored a safe win against TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday (23.10.2021).
For Bayern, Serge Gnabry (15th minute of the game), Robert Lewandowski (30th), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (82nd) and Kingsley Coman (87th) made it 4-0. With the victory, which was also deserved at high altitude, the Munich team defend their top position, while Hoffenheim is still in the middle of the table.
Furious start of Bavaria
Compared to the Champions League success at Benfica Lisbon (4: 0), the team from Munich, which had changed to three positions, began to be highly dominant. After just two minutes, Robert Lewandowski appeared free-standing in front of Hoffenheim’s goalkeeper Oliver Baumann after a great combination, but missed the high-profile opportunity carelessly.
Five minutes later, the ball landed in the guests’ housing for the first time – Gnabry had executed ice cold after Jamal Musiala won the ball. The goal was denied recognition: Referee Matthias Jöllenbeck decided with the help of the video assistant to rightly foul Musiala, who had hit Hoffenheim’s Florian Grillitsch in the duel.
Meet Gnabry and Lewandowski
Hoffenheim, who had little to oppose Bayern’s fast passing game, did not find their way into the game despite these early wake-up calls – and had to accept the well-deserved goal after a quarter of an hour. Again Musiala served Gnabry, who netted the Munich lead with a hard low shot.
From then on, the Munich team stayed on the accelerator. After a break from defense, Lewandowski skillfully extended to Müller, who prevailed in a duel with Chris Richards and used Lewandowski again. The Pole straightened the ball with a contact and finished hard from a distance and placed in the right corner of the goal. Shortly before the half-time whistle, Lewandowski could have increased it to 3-0, but failed from close range to Baumann.
Second half: Bayern in administrative mode
The second round started as the first had ended: Bayern combined cheerfully into the TSG sixteen. This time Müller laid on the right side to Gnabry, who failed from the right pentagon on Baumann, who again parried strongly.
Hoffenheim came into play a little better in the course of the second half, earned their first promising degrees, but could not embarrass Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Bayern shifted down several gears compared to the first round – and still cheered twice at the end of the game: Choupo-Moting scored after a mistake by Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric, and shortly afterwards Coman made it 4-0.
FCB on Tuesday in the top duel against Mönchengladbach
Bayern will now compete in the top duel of the second DFB Cup round on Tuesday at 8.45 p.m. at Borussia Mönchengladbach (live from 8.15 p.m. on the first). In the league, there will be a home game against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Hoffenheim have two home games in front of their chests, face second division Holstein Kiel in the cup (Tuesday, 6.30 p.m.) and in the league against Hertha BSC (Friday, 8.30 p.m.).