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Neuer – we are conceding too many goals after 2-3 win

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Manuel Neuer is not happy at the number of goals Bayern Munich are conceding after a hard-fought 2-3 win over Greek side Olympiacos.

Bayern sit at the top of Champions League Group B and are third in the Bundesliga only one point of the top spot.

They are unbeaten in Europe and have lost once domestically.

Bayern has no problem scoring, they have bagged 35 goals in 11 games.

The problem they have is that what is often considered one of the meanest defences in Europe has let in 14 goals in those 11 games.

The Greeks took the lead in the 23rd minute when Kostas Tsimikas’s cross found Youssef El Arabi.

Olympiakos 1-0 Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians responded with a goal from Polish goal machine Robert Lewandowski, who scored the equaliser in the 34th minute.

Olympiakos 1-1 Bayern Munich.

Even though this got the Germans back into the game, they never truly looked comfortable.

The score remained unchanged in the half.

The second half saw Munich’s defensive problems worsen. They were already missing Niklas Suele who is out with a long term knee injury.

The break saw Martinez not come back out and then in the 58th minute Hernandez leave the field injured too.

Bayern looked laboured, and was not the usual cohesive slick operating German machine we are used to seeing.

But against the run of play in the 62nd minute, yet again Robert Lewandowski came to their rescue. Scoring his 18th goal of the season in all competitions.

Olympiacos 1-2 Bayern Munich.

Crentin Tolisso made in three to the Bavarians in the 75th minute.

However, once again the leaky Bayern defence showed its ugly head, and the hosts scored a consolation goal in the 79th through Guilherme.

Fulltime: Olympiacos 2-3 Bayern Munich.

While they are dominating in the group stages, conceding such goals could be costly in the knock out stages.

In his post-match interview reported by ESPN, Captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is less than impressed, by his team’s performance.

He said:

“We made it difficult for ourselves again and didn’t have enough conviction.”

“We need to continue working on that, analysing and seeing what we can do better.”

The defensive issues are concerning him.

He added:

“The problem at the moment is that we need to score three goals every game to win because we keep conceding two.”

His manager Niko Kovac, was content with getting the job done and a step closer to the knock out stages.

Kovac said:

“We are satisfied to have won here,” Kovac said. “That was our goal and we knew it would be tough here. We have now taken a huge step toward the round of 16.”