News : Bundesliga: Bayern wins in Wolfsburg – Sport
VfL Wolfsburg – FC Bayern 2: 3 (1: 3), Goals: 0: 1 Musiala (15th), 0: 2 Choupo-Moting (24th), 1: 2 Weghorst (35th), 1: 3 Musiala (37th), 2: 3 Philipp (54th)
Bayern coach Hansi Flick and his Wolfsburg counterpart Oliver Glasner seem to like each other. In any case, the night before their duel they sat together for a beer, which they reported on the record before the game. People philosophized about football, according to Flick, who praised Glasner as a great “expert”. As such, Glasner knows that everything has to go according to plan against Bayern in order to be successful. If your own goalkeeper then looks at least unhappy with two goals conceded, a game like this ends up 3: 2 (1: 3) for Bayern. The Munich team thanked for the slip – also for the Leipzig, who had only played a draw against Hoffenheim in the championship race. The distance is now seven points.
In Bayern’s first goal, Jamal Musiala literally floated through the Wolfsburg defense, his shot from around eight meters hit VfL goalkeeper Koen Casteels in the calf and from there into the goal (15th). Unhappy and tough. Casteels actively helped with the second goal when he dropped an Alaba cross at the feet of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the striker pushed in (24th).
Up until this point, the Wolfsburg-based company had caused serious problems for Bayern, who had just left the Champions League, and impressed with a firm chest and good order. But after the second hit, the self-image crumbled. The connection goal by Wout Weghorst (35th) fell somewhat surprisingly. Xaver Schlager had intercepted a sloppy pass from Thomas Müller and served his striker.
Müller made amends two minutes later and crossed to Musiala, who doesn’t look quite as elegant when headed as on the ground, but still scored to 3-1. After half-time, the 18-year-old had a chance to score his third goal that afternoon, but Anthony Brooks blocked his shot on the goal line. Instead of 4: 1 it was then 3: 2 because Maximilian Philipp Jérôme Boateng escaped and hit from close range. Alphonso Davies for Bayern and Weghorst and Jérôme Roussillon for Wolfsburg then lacked the precision to overcome the goalkeepers. So it stayed in a lively game at 3-2 for Bayern – and Hansi Flick did not return the favor with points from Glasner, who had paid him for the beer the night before.
Borussia Mönchengladbach – Eintracht Frankfurt 4: 0 (1: 0), Goals: 1-0 Ginter (10th), 2-0 Hofmann (60th), 3-0 Bensebaini (67th), 4-0 Wolf (90th + 5)
Borussia Mönchengladbach showed what it can do when their upcoming coach Adi Hütter played. With the surprisingly clear 4-0 win, Borussia shortened the gap to the Hessian surprise fourth by three points – the only good news of the day for Frankfurt was that there are still ten points between the clubs.
The left alone Matthias Ginter (10th) hit with a header early on, it was Gladbach’s 21st goal of the season after a standard situation. Then the expected lively offensive spectacle developed with opportunities on both sides. Ilsanker had the best Frankfurt opportunity before the break, but substitute goalkeeper Sippel steered the header against the crossbar (24th). On the other hand, two hand games by Ilsanker surprisingly went unpunished, one more capital (37th) than the other (54th).
Gladbach was not deterred and was able to thank the Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who let a durable shot by Jonas Hofmann pass from an acute angle (60th). Seven minutes later, the next set-piece was crowned with success: Bensebaini headed it 3-0 after an Elvedi bar header. Hannes Wolf rounded off the Gladbach performance with a 4-0 stoppage time.
SC Freiburg – FC Schalke 04 4: 0 (2: 0), Goals: 1-0 Höler (7th), 2-0 Sallai (22nd / foul penalty), 3-0 Günter (50th), 4-0 Günter (74th)
FC Schalke 04 is rapidly approaching the second division – and as is so often the case, the Westphalians themselves helped massively with this defeat. After one of the major technical errors made by Schalke Benjamin Stambouli this season, Baptiste Santamaria from Freiburg was able to calmly drive the ball into the penalty area, where Lucas Höler was able to finish 1-0 after a precise cross pass (7th minute). Because Klaas-Jan Huntelaar fifteen minutes later in his own penalty area went completely unnecessarily rude against Roland Sallai, there was a foul penalty, which the fouled converted himself. Immediately after the break Serdar gave the ball, Christian Günter thanked him with the 3-0 (49th), and because he had got a taste for it, the captain increased it to 4-0 (74th) with a hard left-footed shot. Schalke screwed its negative balance on 25 away games in a row without a win.
Union Berlin – VfB Stuttgart 2: 1 (2: 0), Goals: 1-0 Prömel (20th), 2-0 Musa (43rd), 2: 1 Förster (49th)
In Stuttgart you can hardly dream of the man in the mask. Union captain Christopher Trimmel, wearing face protection after a broken nose, gave VfB a scary first half: First he hung up for Grischa Prömel, who took the lead with a diving header (20th). Afterwards, the 34-year-old served so precisely that even the hitherto hapless attacker Petar Musa couldn’t help but hold his foot – and score his first Bundesliga goal (43rd). In each case, Stuttgart’s left defense was the Achilles’ heel.
Stuttgart’s reaction? Came quickly. Substitute Philipp Förster met after Sasa Kalajdzic was dropped (48th). But then not much came up. Instead, Trimmel almost answered by long-range shot (64th), after which Max Kruse twice missed the decision (73rd / 74th) for the Köpenicker, who can continue to dream of European business.
FC Augsburg – Arminia Bielefeld 0: 0 (0: 0)
This game is unlikely to appear in any season retrospect, and it actually didn’t have a single scene that would lend itself to it. Neither team wanted to lose under any circumstances, and this is what the game looked like, what a real relegation battle looks like. It took until the final phase before something happened in Augsburg: Ruben Vargas appeared in front of Bielefeld’s goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, who steered the shot off the post in the split (78th). It remained: a scene for the goalkeeper textbook and for Augsburg and Bielefeld another point against relegation.
Bayer Leverkusen – 1. FC Cologne 3-0 (1-0), Goals: 1-0 Bailey (5th), 2-0 Diaby (51st), 3-0 Bailey (76th)
Friedhelm Funkels start in his very last rescue mission failed properly. The coach lost on his comeback from retirement with the relegation-threatened 1. FC Köln in Leverkusen 0: 3 (0: 1). Not a hopeful start for the rescue mission. Leverkusen, on the other hand, have deposited claims for the Champions League qualification. Loan coach Hannes Wolf’s team reduced the gap to fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt to six points.
Leon Bailey (5th) gave Bayer an early lead with a placed header. Moussa Diaby (51st) increased before Bailey (76th) walked to 3-0. With their second win in their third game under Wolf, which was on loan from the DFB until the end of the season, the Werkself with 47 points at least temporarily overtook Borussia Dortmund (46) to fifth.