The scarce 3: 2 (1: 0) in newly promoted and bottom bracket SC Paderborn does not meet the requirements of FC Bayern Munich. The record champion quarrels with the chance exploitation. Defensive, the team of Niko Kovac sometimes seems unfocused. Even so, the table is moving forward.
After the unexpectedly narrow victory at the bottom of Paderborn, they first blew a deep breath at Bayern Munich. Instead of attuning himself with a loose success to the heavy duel in the Champions League at Tottenham Hotspur, the defending champion had to do hard work at the kessen Aufsteiger and would have been annoyed at the end almost unnecessary point losses. Bayern brought the 3: 2 (1: 0) over time and even took over the league lead in the Bundesliga because RB Leipzig lost in parallel against FC Schalke 04.
"We have to attribute this to ourselves," said captain Manuel Neuer, who got much more to do on Saturday than he had thought. "If we take our chances in the first round, then we go home with a runaway victory," criticized Neuer. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic was convinced that Bayern would appear differently on Tuesday in London (9 pm in the live ticker at n-tv.de) : "We must, we want and we will improve."
Actually, the Munich had to decide the game already in the first quarter of an hour. But Robert Lewandowski, Coutinho and Kingsley Coman awarded three high-profile opportunities. Especially Lewandowski failed miserably, as he put the ball from close range next to the empty goal. "That was not a hundred percent chance, that was a 1000," said Bayern coach Niko Kovac angry after the shivering. Only national player Serge Gnabry brought the Bayern in the 15th minute after nice preparation by the strong Coutinho in the lead.
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Like in the front, the Munich team did some negligence on the defensive. The star ensemble worked mentally already in the Tottenham game. Best example: Completely unrestrained Thiago played a risky back pass in the direction of Neuer, who went past the Bayern keeper to the outside net. The Paderborn kept courageous against it and were adopted at halftime with ovation and loud Paderborn chants in the cabin. Even after the break Paderborn fought in the style of an amateur team in the DFB Cup sacrificially and put the unconcentrated Bayern thus repeatedly problems.
With the second goal by Coutinho the game seemed decided (55.). Substitute Kai Pröger made it exciting again (68 '). Driven by their own fans, the Ostwestfalen were now more courageous, almost Pröger had soon marked the equalization. But in the middle of the urge phase of the home side of the otherwise completely ineffective Lewandowski increased to 3: 1. He can not be seen throughout the game, but then makes the goal, "said Paderborn defensive chief Uwe Hünemeier, who otherwise completely taken the Pole out of the game together with the 20-year-old Bundesliga debutants Luca Kilian would have. Jamilu Collins reduced the score to 2: 3 six minutes before the end of the match, but Paderborn was not enough for more. The climber remains on the bottom of the table and is now under pressure in the basement duel against Mainz on Saturday.