Bayern Munich 1-1 Werder Bremen, Allianz Area
(Coman 62′ — Eggestein 45′)
“I am not the primary individual to say that he’s the perfect goalkeeper in Germany, on this planet, maybe the perfect ever,” stated Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt, referring to Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer simply moments after his group had earned a particularly uncommon level on the Allianz Area in Munich on Saturday.
4 days after choosing the ball out of his purpose six times with Germany in midweek, Neuer – not simply within the Werder coach’s thoughts – was the rationale the northerners left Bavaria with only a level as a substitute of all three.
Bremen, who hadn’t earned a single level of their 27 earlier aggressive matches towards Bayern, got here out robust within the first half, forcing the 34-year-old Neuer into three good saves early within the contest.
His finest got here within the sixteenth minute when he first stopped a Josh Sargeant shot together with his proper foot after which dove full stretch all the way down to his proper to push Ludwig Augustinsson’s shot across the publish.
Though Bayern coach Hansi Flick had made 4 modifications to his beginning lineup, Bayern, regardless of dominating possession, seemed sluggish, which maybe is not a whole shock given how a lot soccer their worldwide stars have needed to play on this compressed schedule. However chatting with Sky Sports activities following the match, Flick rejected the notion that his gamers may be affected by fatigue.
“Bremen had been full worth for the one level that they only earned,” stated the Bayern coach, who was within the dugout for his fiftieth aggressive match for the membership. “We all know that we have now one other 4 weeks, and we have now eight matches after this one. We simply must get on with it, there are not any excuses. We’re not speaking about it, and we’re not going to let anyone talks us into the concept it’s an excessive amount of.”
Nonetheless, Bremen appeared to look brisker all through and had been repeatedly harmful on the counterattack. Simply earlier than the break they lastly obtained their reward, with Maximilian Eggestein leaving Neuer with out a likelihood together with his left-footed shot from about 10 meters, sending Bayern into the break a purpose down.
Werder got here out of the dressing room trying simply as harmful however did not make something of plenty of good possibilities depend. On the different finish, Bayern did not create almost as a lot, however seven minutes into the second interval Leon Goretzka delivered a protracted looping ball from outdoors of the realm to the far publish, which Kingsley Coman headed house.
Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, who Flick introduced on with Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry so as to add attacking punch within the second half, had an opportunity to win it for the hosts, however the Cameroon worldwide skied his close-range effort.
Bayern owe Neuer
Neuer although, was the person of the second half of this match thwarting Sargent’s effort from quick vary to the quick facet within the dying minutes. Flick will thank his goalkeeper for the one level, however he wasn’t pleased with the general efficiency.
“We did not handle to create area for ourselves out broad going ahead. The few instances we did, we weren’t harmful as a result of Bremen defended effectively. On their purpose we must always have defended higher. We aren’t completely happy about this match.
His counterpart, Kohfeldt will clearly take it, though he did concede that enjoying to a fifth consecutive 1-1 draw was “most likely probably the most boring file that the Bundesliga has to supply. I am not pleased with it.”