Sport Germany: Bayern fall in Hoffenheim after ten months of unbeaten quality
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End of series for the Bayern: after almost ten months of invincibility, the European champion fell heavily on Sunday, beaten 4-1 in Hoffenheim on the second day of the Bundesliga.
The loss also ends his record-breaking streak of 23 consecutive wins in all competitions, something no club in the Big Five has ever achieved before. Bayern had been undefeated since December 7, 2019 (2-1 at Mönchengladbach).
This victory, thanks in particular to a brace from Andrej Kramaric, allows Hoffenheim to share the lead with Augsburg, with six points in two days.
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Irony of the Bundesliga: the "Rekordmeister" lost against a team coached by a certain ... Sebastian Hoeness, nephew of Uli Hoeness, the historic leader and still honorary president of the club. Sebastian Hoeness was the Bayern reserve coach last season.
Four days after their overtime victory against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup (2-1), the stars of Bayern probably still had their legs too heavy to compete with a fresh team and motivated by the presence of 6,000 loud supporters like 60,000 .
- Grand Slam objective -
"I can not fault the team," admitted Bayern coach Hansi Flick, "the mood was good, we had played 120 minutes on Thursday, and however we saw how Joshua Kimmich or Thomas Müller fought to try to overturn this match ".
"We are going to put aside this defeat and focus on what we can improve for the next game on Wednesday against Dortmund", he added, immediately setting the course for this next meeting, the German Supercup, which can allow Bayern to pursue their Grand Slam dream.
Flick hails Hoffenheim coach Hoeness as he refuses to blame fatigue for Bayern loss
Hoffenheim thrashed Bayern Munich 4-1 on Sunday to end their unbeaten run, but Hansi Flick refused to blame fatigue.Flick's side came into Sunday's clash in Sinsheim on the back of a 2-1 extra-time win over Sevilla in the European Super Cup, perhaps explaining why Robert Lewandowski was rested and Joshua Zirkzee started.
After the Cup-Championship-Champions League treble and the European Supercup, the only thing missing would be the Club World Cup, if it is organized in December despite the threat of Covid-19.
Provident, Flick had however replaced some executives to make them breathe. Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman and Leon Goretzka were notably on the bench at kick-off. Called to the rescue in the second period, they failed to tip a badly embarked match almost from the kick-off.
- Neuer on his knees -
In central defense, David Alaba and Jérôme Boateng were taken behind their backs several times by the fast attackers from Hoffenheim. And unlike what Bayern usually does, the midfielders weren't there to fill in the gaps.
The opening scoring came from a corner. At the near post, Ermin Bicakcic beat Tolisso to place a superbly uncrossed header (1-0, 16th).
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Eight minutes later, on a relaunch from Hoffenheim, Pavard in a duel with Kramaric involuntarily launched in depth Munas Dabbur, once again forgotten by the Alaba-Boateng duo. The Israeli went to beat Neuer one on one (2-0, 24th).
The reduction of the score by Joshua Kimmich (2-1, 36th) made it possible to delude ourselves for a moment. But the dynamics of the match did not change so far: the Hoffenheim attackers continued to cold up the Bavarian defense by rushing into the axis, and Manuel Neuer had to make a few saves of which he has the secret to avoid an addition more salty.
Andrej Kramaric, on an attack from the right, finally put the great goalkeeper - and the Bayern - on their knees with the third goal (3-1, 77th) before closing the masterpiece of Hoffenheim with a penalty in added time (4-1, 90th + 2).
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Bayern Munich and Man United are a tale of two cultures .
IAN HERBERT: European champions Bayern have turned United into a speck in their rear view mirror, while spending vastly less than them in the transfer market. The humbling truth for United is this. The Bayern Munich starting XI which beat PSG in last month's Champions League final cost £200m. The Man United starting XI defeated 6-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday cost £456m. The outlay on Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire would have bought virtually the entire Bayern team.