Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig

Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.

Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the Bundesliga, looking up at Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

They have only managed two wins and two draws from the first four games of the season.

According to the official club website fcbayern.com, the Bavarians dominated but were held by RB Leipzig.

But the truth is for Bayern it was two points dropped and for RB it was a point gained.

The Bavarians opened brightly enough, with the ever-dependable Robert Lewandowski giving Bayern a 1-0 lead after only three minutes.

It appeared that perhaps they were about to finally kick their season off at getting things back on track.

While they dominated possession and plenty of opportunities, they could simply not break down a resilient  Leipzig team.

With almost 70% possession, Bayern really had little to show for their dominance other than a lot of poorly finished efforts.

Before the first half was over, Leipzig got their reward with a third minute of first-half stoppage-time penalty.

After a clumsey challenge from new siging and French world cup winner Lucas Hernadez. The spot-kick was converted by Emil Forsberg.

the score was tied 1-1 at the half.

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The second half saw Leipzig and Timo Werner come out on fire and put Bayern on the back foot. They caused them some real defensive problems.

Thankfully for Niko Kovac, Manuel Neuer was up to the task and pulled off some save of the season contenders.

The RB keeper Gulacsi also pulled off a string of second-half saves, that kept his team in the game.

Niko Kovac will find his position at Bayern under more pressure following today’s result.

His tactics are being questioned, following some dubious substitution decisions in today’s game.

Arguably Bayern’s best player on the day and the player who was key to Bayern unlocking Leipzig time after time Thomas Muller was bizarrely substituted.

Then new signing Phillippe Coutinho only made a two-minute cameo appearance, when it apparent for all to see that those on the field were struggling to find the back of the net.

 

 

 

 

 

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