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Bundesliga: Musiala scores again – Bayern beats Wolfsburg confidently


Ex-coach Niko Kovač is defeated on his return to Munich: The record champions managed a routine win against VfL Wolfsburg, Bayern defended their lead in the table. Jamal Musiala shone again.

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Jamal Musiala scored for Bayern's lead

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FC Bayern Munich has confidently maintained its top spot in the Bundesliga and defeated VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 (2-0) in the home game.

Jamal Musiala was the first to break Wolfsburg's defense with his fourth goal in the third competitive game of the season (33rd minute), Thomas Müller increased before the break (43rd).

After a minute's silence in memory of the recently deceased former Bayern President Willi O. Hoffmann, the ball rolled in Munich - and almost into Manuel Neuer's goal: Wolfsburg's winger Patrick Wimmer put his head across in the penalty area, Alphonso Davies faked the ball to the Outer post down (4th).

The good impression made by Wolfsburg in the first minutes of the game did not last long: Benjamin Pavard came very close to putting Bayern ahead with a header (13'), Sadio Mané's supposed goal on his home debut was ruled out due to an offside position (19th).

And the record champions kept getting better and better: first, with a bit of luck, Musiala beat two defenders and scored from the edge of the penalty area to take the lead (33'), then Müller held his foot in an attempted shot by Joshua Kimmich and faked the ball unstoppable for the VfL goalkeeper Koen Casteels off (43').

In the second half, Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovač brought a new man for the creative moments when he returned to his former employer's stadium: Max Kruse was supposed to liven up the VfL attack, which the playmaker did with a deep pass to Ridle Baku.

Manuel Neuer was initially unable to hold on to his cross, but managed to control the ball after Wolfsburg poked in the penalty area (49').

However, Bayern still had more train to score, and a third goal was disallowed in a strange way: Substitute Leroy Sané had brought the ball up into the penalty area with a bounce, Müller headed it across for Mané.

Casteels wiped his header on goal with his hand back into the field.

The goal-line technology indicated that the ball was over the line, at the same time Harm Osmers' referee team ruled it offside.

The scene could not be clearly resolved on TV, but video evidence confirmed Osmers' decision minutes later (75').

In the league table after the second day of play only FC Bayern and runners-up Dortmund are without a loss of points.

Next Sunday (5.30 p.m., stream: DAZN) Munich will go to Bochum, where coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team surprisingly lost 4-2 in the previous season.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-08-14

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