Goal scorer Robert Lewandowski has saved Bayern Munich after four games without victory. With a 3:1 (1:0) at VfL Wolfsburg, the soccer record champion finished his negative run after two consecutive league defeats thanks to the double pack of the Polish national striker (30./49.). James (72.) increased, Wout Weghorst (63.) scored the following goal for Lower Saxony.
While the Bavarians made it out of the mini-crisis the day after the media scolding of the club bosses, the hosts remained victorious in the sixth game in a row. Since mid-September, the wolves have been waiting for a success (three draws, three defeats).
“If things don’t go well, don’t turn everything upside down. Because that’s actionism, that doesn’t bring success,” Bayern coach Niko Kovac had stressed before the game. The guests followed this plan in front of 30,000 spectators in the sold-out Volkswagen Arena at the beginning.
The Munich team determined the match. The early Bayern lead initially managed to prevent VfL goalkeeper Koen Casteels, who, among other things, excellently parried a long-range shot from Arjen Robben and Lewandowski’s direct refill in the 25th minute.
But finally the attacker broke the knot with his fourth goal of the season after two goalless league games. Mats Hummels put the ball in the structure with a lot of feeling on the left side on the poles, which took off and hit through the legs of the this time unchallenged Casteel.
Renato Steffen Honours
- Swiss Super League: 2015–16, 2016–17
- Swiss Cup winner: 2016–17
The team of the wolf captain was poisonous in the defense, leaving the Bavarians little room. However, the possession of the ball demanded by coach Bruno Labbadia before the game could hardly assert Wolfsburg and remained largely harmless in the first half. An air pocket from Weghorst (14th) remained the most dangerous action in front of Bayern captain Manuel Neuer‘s goal.
In contrast to the previous games, Lewandowski in particular was consistent in the exploitation of chances. He immediately punished the momentous mistake in the return pass from William to Casteel.
The Bavarians were outnumbered for the last half hour. After a foul – before he had been warned because of a swallow – Robben (57th) saw yellow-red. Labbadia then went for a double lead with Daniel Ginczek, who replaced Renato Steffen (68th). Weghorst rewarded the host’s offensive drive after preparation by Admir Mehmedi, who had replaced him four minutes earlier. James made the preliminary decision after Lewandowski’s presentation. To know more about Slots Animal, take it from us!