“We invited the opponent three times today”
Stand: 08.01.2021 | Reading time: 2 minutes
FC Bayern suffered their second defeat of the season in Mönchengladbach. Munich lose because they allow too many mistakes in defense. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer sets a personal negative record.
Niklas Süle ran a few meters with the ball on his foot. The central defender of FC Bayern was looking for a place to play and chose the worst of all alternatives. Instead of hitting the ball long out of the danger zone, he played a bad pass to Jonas Hofmann. The Gladbach player quickly matched Florian Neuhaus, who dreamily circled the ball into the corner to make it 3-2. It was the gate to the final score that sealed Bayern’s second defeat of the season. It was the third mistake that Borussia took advantage of.
Again Manuel Neuer had to swallow three goals. After the 15th matchday, Munich have already conceded 24 goals, Neuer has not played to zero for ten games – that means a negative record for the 34-year-old.
By the 30th minute, Bayern had the game in Gladbach under control and thanks to goals from Leon Goretzka and Robert Lewandowski were already 2-0. But then Joshua Kimmich lost the ball in the 36th minute in the forward movement, Gladbach quickly switched and reduced to 1: 2 through Jonas Hofmann. Right-back Benjamin Pavard played a sloppy pass before Hofmann equalized.
“We lose the ball twice where we are not allowed to lose it and the score is 2-2. The third goal is even worse. We invited the opponent three times today. We are currently getting too many goals, ”said Goretzka.
“Have to attribute the defeat to us”
The Gladbachers took advantage of almost every chance they had. Neuer had little opportunity to distinguish himself. “Gladbach brutally exploited three of our mistakes. The game we lost decided the game. We have to attribute this defeat to ourselves, ”said Bayern coach Hansi Flick.
Gladbach’s match winner Jonas Hofmann was delighted with the victory, which brings Borussia back within striking distance of the Champions League places. “We are overjoyed. Many didn’t expect us to turn the game around, ”said Hofmann. His team played the goals very, very well: “Against Bayern, a tough fight is part of it anyway. It was a great team performance from us. “