We almost wrote about a win that was not budgeted. Bayern Munich have looked a class of their own this year. They have not lost in 17 games but it looked close for a while today as a visiting team against Union Berlin. The match ended 1-1.
In the 66′ a Coman (FRA) ran on the left-wing and crossed it to Lewandowski (POL), and Lewandowski does not forgive these opportunities. He just had to stretch his leg and the ball bounced into the goal for a 1-1 that saved the day for the German Champions.
Union Berlin was pulling the upset for most of the match since they scored at the fourth minute, also with a left-wing-to-center pass, in this case from Trimmel (DEU) to Grischa Prömel (DEU), who found it close to the post.
This was a good match that made the Champions run a lot. Indeed, Coman and Davies (CAN) remain the fastest players in the Bundesliga, according to the computer. Coman’s speed was important in the goal and also in securing a corner that led to two chances that Bayern hard to take the win, but Müller macht ein feller (made a mistake).
With a minute to end, Andrea Luthe (DEU) made a save literally right over the line that might have made him the man of the match.
The last time that Bayern lost was a 4-1 to Hoffenheim last September, when they were tired after having taken the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.
This result should not deceive anyone: Bayern Münich are still the best football club in the world right now. They are still topping the Bundesliga with 27 points, the same that Red Bull Leipzig have after defeating Werder Bremen 2-0 earlier today.
Goal Berlin: Prömel (DEU) at 4′
Goal Bayern: Lewandowski (POL) at 67′
Union Berlin: Luthe (DEU), Trimmel (AUT), Friedrich (DEU), Knoche (DEU), Lenz (DEU), Prömel (DEU), Becker (SUR), Ingvartsen (DEN) (out for Teuhert (DEU)), Griesbeck (DEU) (out for Ryerson (NOR)), Bülter (DEU) (out for Endo (JPN)), Awoniyi (NGA) (out for Gentner (DEU))
Bayern München: Neuer (DEU), Davies (CAN), Alaba (AUT), Boateng (DEU), Pavard (FRA), Musiala (ENG) (out for Sané (DEU)), Goretzka (DEU) (out for Tolisso (FRA)), Coman (FRA), Müller (DEU), Gnabry (FRA) (out for Choup-Motig (CMR)), Lewandowski (POL)