Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn had thoroughly lost their good mood on the stands of the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart. In stoppage time, Serhou Guirassy safely converted the penalty against Manuel Neuer. The goal meant VfB equalized against FC Bayern, and it stayed that way until the final whistle. It was Bayern's third consecutive draw in the Bundesliga. That's not a broken leg. With twelve points, they are back at the top of the table for the time being. However, Freiburg can take the lead again with a draw or a win against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday.
Here you will find an overview of all the results of the 6th Bundesliga matchday.
Still, the third draw in a row is a bit of a nuisance. When 17-year-old Matys Tel (36th), the French super talent, scored the opening goal, Salihamdzic was still cheering in the stands (Oliver Kahn naturally remained seated untouched). The sporting director of FC Bayern was not only happy about the opening goal, but also about the fact that Tel is now the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Bundesliga. His predecessor was Jamal Musiala. Until then, Bayern had shown a fairly leisurely and uninspired game.
The interim equalizer (57th) by courageous players from Stuttgart was followed by Musiala taking the lead again (60th). So everything went as planned until Matthijs de Ligt fouled Guirassy and there was a penalty in the 92nd minute, which the fouled player himself literally threw into the top right corner. The Bayern bosses were in a bad mood now. Salihamidzic said he was "sour" and Kahn looked a little grimmer than usual.
The Bayern pros were aware that the result was not ideal for Tuesday's game against FC Barcelona in the Champions League. "Today I'm mad for the first time this whole season - mad at ourselves," said Thomas Müller, for example, who seemed pissed off. After a quick shower, Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich left the reporters in the mixed zone annoyed and wordless.
"We have been warned," said Salihamidzic. But it's still very early in the season. "Nothing has happened yet," he added. That's how coach Julian Nagelsmann saw it, who quarreled: "We have to score the third goal, then the game is over."
Bayern don't have a serious problem. But maybe one thing is emerging. During the week, the team delivered a top performance against Inter Milan in the Champions League. In San Siro there was an alert, precise and quick combining team on the pitch that defeated the Italian runners-up 2-0. Bayern also seemed motivated in the first Bundesliga games (6-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt, 7-0 against Bochum), after all they had to prove that the departure of top scorer Robert Lewandowski would not cause any problems.
In the meantime, Lewandowski should no longer be an issue. On the other hand, Bayern seem to have problems motivating themselves in the league as well as in the Champions League. This is a well-known phenomenon, not only among the people of Munich. In addition, Nagelsmann made six changes in the game against Stuttgart, which can disrupt the rhythm. In this case, it led to the third consecutive draw in the Bundesliga. Whether this is actually good news for the national competition cannot be said.
Sources: DPA, "kicker"