Bundesliga leaders Bayern suffer ‘bitter’ defeat at Augsburg

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at strugglers Augsburg on Friday without Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, who is back in quarantine after contact with somebody who evaluated favorable for Covid-19.

Objectives by Mads Pedersen and Andre Hahn put Augsburg 2-0 up and although Robert Lewandowski declared his 14th objective in 12 league video games, it was insufficient to rescue Bayern.

“We deserve to fall behind in the first half,” Thomas Mueller informed DAZN after his 600th look for Bayern ended in dissatisfaction.

“We gave away possession, dealt with crosses badly. This is a bitter setback for us and our confidence.”

The Bundesliga leaders suffered just their 2nd league defeat this season and their 3rd in all competitors while Augsburg left the bottom 3.

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund can now cut Bayern’s four-point lead when they host Stuttgart on Saturday.

Thick fog shrouded the Augsburg Arena, however the hosts were clear with their strategy.

Brazilian left-back Iago triggered havoc on the flank as Augsburg, who were 3rd from bottom prior to kick-off, raced into a been worthy of 2-0 lead.

Iago drifted in a cross to Swiss striker Andi Zeqiri, who laid the ball off to Pedersen to drill his very first Bundesliga objective past Manuel Neuer after 23 minutes.

With Kimmich once again viewing in your home having actually just been launched from home quarantine on Tuesday, Bayern battle in midfield.

Augsburg doubled their result in the delight of house fans when Kimmich’s replacement Marcel Sabitzer lost belongings and Iago once again swung in a cross which Hahn headed house on 36 minutes.

Bayern reacted when Thomas Mueller deftly snapped the ball into the course of Lewandowski who drilled his shot house regardless of Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz getting a glove to the ball.

With Bayern 2-1 down at the break, Julian Nagelsmann plugged the rate on the flanks by inducing right-back Alphonso Davies – who Mueller nicknamed ‘Bayern’s Roadway Runner’.

The fleet-footed Canadian stemmed Augsburg’s attacks on the flank and had 2 clear possibilities, however with twenty minutes to go Nagelsmann included a 2nd striker with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting along with Lewandowski.

With time ticking down, Lewandowski was rejected by an excellent conserve from Gikiewicz as Augsburg hung on for the very first win over Bayern considering that 2015.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.