Bayern Munich vs Salzburg what a Game
- Title : Bayern Munich vs Salzburg what a Game
Exactly one year after taking office as Bayern coach, Hansi Flick clinched a big away win in the Champions League. The 6: 2 at RB Salzburg continued Bayern's record series - but was nowhere near as clear as the result suggests.
Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch sent the same formation into the race as in the 2: 3 in Madrid a week ago - and after nine changes over the weekend in the 5: 0 home win against WSG Tirol started the backwards rotation.
Bayern coach Hansi Flick had to do without central defender Süle, who had to go into quarantine after a positive corona test. For him, Alaba, who last made the headlines, moved into the starting eleven. The other changes compared to the 2-1 away win at 1. FC Köln: Hernandez, Tolisso, Coman and Lewandowski played for Sarr, Martinez, Sané and Choupo-Moting.
Berisha rewards courageous Salzburg early - Lewandowski replies from the point
In the constant rain of Salzburg, the defending champion was caught cold by alert and enormously courageous Austrians: After a quick attack, Koita came to a conclusion in front of the penalty area. Boateng faked the shot right in front of Berisha's feet - and the attacker did not allow himself to be asked for long standing free. Freestanding, Berisha sunk the ball in the short corner, causing Bayern to fall behind in the premier league under Hansi Flick (4th).
The defending champion looked briefly impressed by the brisk performance of Salzburg, but recovered quickly: Ramalho saved on the line against Gnabry (11th), referee Makkelie correctly took back a penalty after a supposed foul on Hernandez after VAR intervention (13th) . A short time later the Dutch referee pointed to the point again - and this time there was hardly any need for discussion: Mwepu committed a completely unnecessary foul on Müller, Lewandowski converted the penalty due to equalize (21st).
Bayern with problems - but still in the lead before the break
Salzburg, however, continued to organize the event evenly, acted consistently offensively in the first round and had a few deals - the most dangerous already before the 1-1: Neuer parried after a corner against the criminally free Ramalho (17th). Even after the equalization, Bayern were busy defensive work, had little possession for their circumstances and rarely found their rhythm offensively.
Somewhat tellingly, Lewandowski initially had the best Bayern chance after a counterattack (37th), before the German record champions managed to score a squeaky clean hit shortly before the break: Lewandowski directed a Pavard pass perfectly into Müller's run from a slightly offside position continue. The ex-national player then had a lot of space in the penalty area and gave the ball hard into the six-yard area, where Kristensen got the ball on the head - and from there the game device bounced into the mesh for the guests at halftime (44th).
Salzburg almost got a tailor-made start in the second round, but Neuer showed an absolute brilliant save against Mwepu (46th) a few seconds after the restart. This time, however, Bayern were quickly back in the picture and now took over the game. Within a few minutes, Gnabry (57th, 62nd) and Kimmich (60th) came to dangerous degrees, then Coman only hit the crossbar (64th).
The 3: 1 for the defending champion was in the air in this phase - but instead Salzburg came to equalize. Ramalho captured the ball in midfield against Lewandowski and played straight on Okugawa, who had been substituted on just a few seconds earlier and who overcame Neuer to 2-2 (66th). Now the balance of power turned back in favor of the Austrians, Okafor, who was also substituted, thwarted a first-class counter chance to make it 3-2 (73rd).
Boateng decides the game with his head - then all dams break
Instead, FCB took the lead again after a standard situation: Boateng prevailed against Kristensen after a Kimmich corner and headed unsustainably into the right corner (83rd). With the Salzburgers, who were so strong for a long time, all dams broke in the continuous rain - and Bayern used the available space to hit another goal: The substitute Sané let Mwepu get out on the right in the penalty area with a feint and then slid the ball into the corner Dream goal to 2: 4 (83rd).
But that's not all: Lewandowski headed goal number five (88th) after a cross from substitute Martinez, and Hernandez made half a dozen full (90th + 2) in the final minute with a hammer under the bar - his first competitive game goal for them Bayern and the fourth goal within 13 minutes.
David Armitage - commented 04 Nov 2020