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Bayern drop more points in 2-2 draw with Augsburg

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga
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Bayern Munich was undone by an opening minute goal and a last-minute goal against lowly FC Augsburg.

The hosts Augsburg sit 15th in the Bundesliga and gave the Bavarian giants a run for their money today.

With less than a minute on the clock, Augsburg’s Marco Richter opened the scoring.

Striker Richter volleyed home from eight yards out after Rani Khedira diverted the ball with a headed towards him.

One minute gone FC Augsburg 1 -0 Bayern Munich.

Only minutes later, they almost doubled their lead.

Richter shot wide with a  great opportunity. The build-up saw Bayern’s Sule get injured attempting to tackle Florian Niederlechner during the play.

Sule was taken off the field with an ankle injury after only 12 minutes. Forcing Niko Kovac into a substitution, bringing on David Alaba.

In 14th minute though Bayern got back on level terms, with none other than, Robert Lewandowski.

Lewandowski headed in Gnabry’s in-swinging cross.

Augsburg keeper Tomas Koubek was unable to keep it out despite getting a hand on the ball.

That meant Lewandoski has been on the scored in all eight of this season league games so far.

A feat only achieved by one other, Arsenal’s Aubameyang when he was at Dortmund.

The visitors now assumed control of the game, dominating possession and opportunities.

They had two clear chances before the break to take the lead.

A Gnabry volley came off the post and Thiago Alcantara’s effort was cleared off the line by Tin Jedvaj.

Halftime: FC Augsburg 1 – 1 Bayern Munich.

The second half saw Bayern continue to dominate, and their pressure paid off only four minutes after the restart.

An assist from Philippe Coutinho, set up for Arsenal man Gnabry. As he received the ball he cut to the inside and hit the ball from 20 yards out. The left-footed strike whistled into the bottom corner of the goal.

49 minutes on the clock, FC Augsburg 1-2 Bayern Munich.

But for keeper Koubek, things could have been much worse for the home side.

With saves from efforts by Coutinho, Coman, and Muller keeping his team with a fighting chance of getting something from the game.

Get something from the game they did.

In the 91st minute of the game, Sergio Cordova forced Bayerns big money defensive summer signing Lucas Hernandez into an error.

Cordova served up the ballon a plate, for teammate Finnbogason to tap in from close range.

Fulltime: FC Augsburg 2 – 2 Bayern Munich.

According to the BBC, Bayern had 79% possession and 24 shots. Niko Kovac surely would have expected a lot more from his team given those numbers.

The draw means the Bavarians remain third for now in the Bundesliga. Although things are not dire for Munich, there will be mounting pressure on the manager to do better.