FC Bayern drop to fourth after defeat

FC Augsburg won the Bavarian derby at home against FC Bayern Munich 1-0. Mergim Berisha scored the decisive goal in the second half and Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz kept several times against a Munich equalizer. In the final phase, Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer failed twice to score a last-minute goal for a point win. After three draws in a row, Bayern Munich suffered their first defeat of the season.

Augsburg start courageously against Bayern

FC Augsburg competed courageously against the record champions with 30,660 spectators* against a sold-out backdrop, who wanted to win the Bundesliga again after three draws in a row. As on the previous Matchday, Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz should again play decisive. The 34-year-old first defused Sadio Mané’s attempt to circumvent the FCA keeper (13th minute) and Leroy Sané’s finish was also safely parried eight meters from Gikiewicz’s goal after Thomas Müller’s pass (17th). Jamal Musiala had the best chance for the Munich side at half-time one on the foot, when the 19-year-old, together with Müller, scored half-left, but then passed the ball just to the right of the goal in distress of Maximilian Bauer (33rd).

Augsburg’s Mergim Berisha celebrates his winner. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/EPA

For Augsburg, only Florian Niederlechner forced Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with his distance shot from 16 meters to an important parade (24.) and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw’s extra shot after the missed chance for Bauer after Mergim Berisha crossed the Bayern goal (26th). Shortly before the half-time whistle, the Augsburg hosts could have taken the lead, when the freestanding pawn, after interaction of Ermedin Demirovic and Iago, only missed the ball after cross at the Munich box (38th).

FC Bayern desperate for Gikiewicz

Just under fifteen minutes of the second half were played when the ball landed behind the goal line. After an Augsburg free kick from the center line, the ball bounced into the center, where Berisha, standing free on penalties, struck flat to the right corner for FC Augsburg’s 1-0 lead against FC Bayern Munich (59th). Bayern had a better chance of equalizing in the final phase than Augsburg could have scored another goal. But both Serge Gnabry did not get past Gikiewicz (72nd) and Marcel Sabitzer’s long-range shot from 18 meters flew just past on the left (89th).

In extra time it was Bayern’s number one Manuel Neuer, who had the chance to equalize last minute with two header attempts, but only the end went beyond the goal (90th + 3) and then Gikiewicz once again had a hand in between (90th + 4). Following three draws in a row, FC Bayern have not only conceded their first defeat of the season but have also failed to score for the first time in 87 Bundesliga matches.

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