Lewandowski goal is not enough – FC Bayern desperate for Hoffenheim

Bundesliga, 26th matchday

The Kraichgauer defied the German record champions and celebrated a respectable success thanks to a fighting performance. Bayern missed the best chances – but so did TSG.

What a thriller in the Kraichgau: Der FC Bayern Munich is at the TSG Hoffenheim did not get past a 1:1 (1:1) and after the 7:1 during the week in the Champions League against RB Salzburg received a damper in everyday league life.

Christoph Baumgartner (32nd) gave the sometimes furious hosts the lead, Robert Lewandowski (45.+3) equalized shortly before the break whistle. Both teams then missed the best scoring chances. Bayern Chaser Borussia Dortmund (50 points) now has a chance on Sunday with a win against Arminia Bielefeld to reduce the gap to Bayern (60) to seven points.

The Kraichgauer, for whom Christoph Baumgartner was successful (32nd), missed the fifth win in a row and thus the setting of their club record.

Offside bad luck for Bayern

The 25,600 spectators in Sinsheim saw a strong start for Hoffenheim. In the fifth minute, Kramaric missed a double chance. After that, Bayern took control. The former Hoffenheimer Serge Gnabry (10th), Thomas Müller (16th) and Leroy Sane (21st) could not use the opportunities.

Baumgartner did better on the other side. The Austrian converted a cross from national player David Raum. After the gap, the guests pushed, where the 19-year-old Jamal Musiala as the youngest Bayern player in history to play his 50th Bundesliga game.

First get the Munich, without Alphonso Davies, Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso had to make do, but only offside goals – until Lewandowski took a corner from Joshua Kimmich headed into the goal.

Kramaric missed for Hoffenheim

It was the Pole’s 29th goal of the season and also his 17th away goal – that was only in one season before Jupp Heynckes (1973/74) and Timo Werner (2019/20) succeeded.

At the beginning of the second half, Bayern increased the number of strokes again. The hosts, with whom Ermin Bicakcic, Benjamin HuebnerHavard Nordtveit, Chris Richards, sebastian rudy and Robert Skov were absent and were put on the defensive. Sane missed two top-class players (50th/54th).

Even bigger was the chance that Gnabry, who broke free, missed in the 68th minute. Seconds later, Musiala should have scored. In the 72nd minute, Müller failed to get the ball over the line. The big chance to make Hoffenheim 2-1 was missed by Kramaric (79th).

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