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First Flick-out: Leverkusen stops Bayern’s high-altitude flight

The super series is clever: FC Bayern Munich has had to insert a first hard damper under Coach Hansi Flick. The German football record champion was defeated in the home game against a strong Bayer Leverkusen with 1:2 (1:2) and lost valuable ground again in the fight for the top position in the Bundesliga. The Munich people have been careless with their chances.

“We have already set a few pins in the first half of the year. In the second half we were lucky, the Bavarians put a lot of pressure and created many opportunities. We are happy about the three points,”former national player Kevin Volland said after the Bayer coup at”Sky”. Fully had prepared both of Bailey’s hits (10./35.) with passports to the deep.

“The luck was not on our side today, the second half was neat. Bayer was agile and put pressure on us early,”said Bayer captain Manuel Neuer,”the concentration was in the end. There was not much missing.”

Four days after the 6:0-Gala in the Champions League near Red Star Belgrade, the FC Bayern was delayed by Leon Bailey in a temporary match. After 370 minutes of playing and four impressive wins with 16:0 goals, it was the first match in Flick’s term.

Thomas Muller resembled in 34. One minute. Bailey, however, fought back by post. In the 81. Minute after an emergency brake, Leverkusen Jonathan Tah saw the Red Card.

While Munich missed the fifth victory under Flick, the Werkself continued its upward trend and remained undefeated in the fifth obligatory game in the series. The Bavarians, on the other hand, wavered in the defensive several times and let offensively miss the necessary effectiveness.

Heroic clarifies in extreme need

Prior to the game the Munich honoured their former President Uli Hoeness once again officially before the 75.000 fans in the Arena Alliance. He soon saw the first clear chance in Munich: Serge Gnabry met the post on his own but only on his own (9). This should pay off. Almost in return, Bailey suddenly passed out and left Manuel Neuer with a flat shot with no chance.

The Munich changes in five positions compared to Belgrade showed effect for the first time. Bayer continued to attack early and had other possibilities through Bailey and Moussa Diaby. The Bavarians, however, caught each other. First Gnabry failed Lukas Hradicky again, then Wendell, in extreme need, clarified against Muller (19.).

Leverkusen remained courageous. Newer had to offer all his skills against Diaby (25) to prevent a higher delay. On the other hand, Muller was lucky with a fake shot.

Bender saves spectacular – Bavaria fails at Alu

For the 30-year-old it was the first federal ligator for over eight months. However, the joy lasted only a few seconds, because Bailey won a running match against Javi Martinez clearly and froze to death. The Bavarians, especially Gnabry, missed this cold-bloodedness. In addition, Lars Bender saved spectacularly against the ready-to-fire Ivan Perisic.

After the change, the Bavarians increased the pressure. But Leverkusen put needles in. Neuer brilliantly saved against Nadiem Amiri (51.) and Diaby (66.).

On the other hand the Bavarians continued with their prospector. Perisic even missed from three meters (58.). In addition, Hradecky fired heavily from Robert Lewandowski and Muller. In the 77th. One minute, Leon Goretzka’s head fell on the post. Lewandowski also hit the bottom of the bar (90.+1).