On Saturday, what the Bundesliga has presented at its very best was on display as Bayern Munich hosted Arian Leipzig at the Allianz Arena. In the 3-3 draw, trouble-winner Bayern and their closest challenger RB Leipzig, the Champions League semifinalist, showed the full skills available in their own right.
The dangerous pace in which the game was played also left one wondering if the classic between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund was slowly declining. After all, unlike the BVB, Leipzig put up stiff resistance whenever they play at the Allianz Arena – tonight’s performance was an example of that, another 1-1 draw last season.
Leipzig, in fact, were hit by a crossbar by Marcel Sabitzer just two minutes into the game. Christopher Nankunku first defended Bayern and then went outside the box to pass goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the back of the net, finally, in the 19th minute, Leipzig took the lead.
Just six minutes later Javi Martinez had to come back injured; Jamal Musiala in his place. However, that would prove to be a stroke of luck for substitute head coach Hansi Flick. “We didn’t have much control over the ball at the start of the game,” Hansi Flick said after the game. “But that changed when Jamal came. He’s always making himself available and wants the ball. What he’s been showing for the 17-year-old is already mature.”
The 17-year-old Anglo-German Super Talent will have an excellent game starting with an equalizer in the 30th minute. Then just five minutes later, Bayern took the lead. This time Thomas M મૂller was the scorer. That would be the first target for the attacking midfielder that evening. The 1-year-old has continued to make a case for being recalled to the German national team, where his leadership and desire to lose the game are desperately needed.
However, his first goal gave Bayern a one-minute lead. In the 36th minute, Leipzig made it 2-2; This time, Justin Clevert was the scorer.
The pace then continued until the second half in which Leipzig would strike first. Emil Forsberg, who started as a center-forward, opened wide in the 48th minute, and Neuer barely reacted when his header zipped him into the net.
Leipzig had Baron on his hind legs, at least for a few moments. But then Julian Nagelsman made many substitutions by interrupting the flow to his side. Bayern, guided by a curious Musiala and leader Muller, increased the pressure and finally equalized in the 75th minute.
“Thomas Mલરller refuses to shoot,” the critic shouted into the microphone. That assessment was present; 31-year-old life for games like Saturday, never wanting to lose a match; Mૌller further underlined his value in this team and potential national team.
Bayern pressed for the winner but could not find a way out of it, and on balance, a draw of -3–3 was the result. “We have to be satisfied,” Flick said. It was important that we did not lose today. It was a wild game. Neuer added: “It was a great game for a neutral spectator. In the end, we can live with the issue. Before the game, I wouldn’t be satisfied with it. After the game, I say I’ll use this. Point.”
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