Bayern FCB Coman (62')
1-1 FT
Bundesliga Gameweek 8
Nov 21, 2020 KO: 14:30

Bayern - W. Bremen

Allianz Arena München
Referee: Guido Winkmann
  45' Eggestein
Coman 62'  

Report & events

Bayern Munich held to 1-1 draw as injuries begin to take their toll

Bayern Munich's injury-ravaged side were held to a 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen as they dropped more points in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich will feel as though they dropped another two points in this season’s Bundesliga title race when they were held to a 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Hansi Flick’s side were already decimated by injuries ahead of the tie, when Corentin Tolisso picked up an injury on international duty to join Alphonso Davis and Joshua Kimmich on the injury list.

Such misfortune meant Flick was forced to play Javi Martinez and 17-year-old Jamal Musiala in the middle of the pitch. Yet a further injury to Lucas Hernandez 19 minutes into the game meant the Bayern manager then had to bring Leon Goretzka on and move Martinez into a makeshift defence.

As such, Bayern looked far from their best. In the opening half Bremen seemed perfectly comfortable going toe-to-toe with their hosts and just before half time Joshua Sargent turned Martinez after a long throw-in and squared the ball to Maximilian Eggestein in the box to fire home.

Bayern looked more like themselves after the break and quickly turned their dominance into an equalising goal. With more than enough time and space, Goretzka received the ball on the edge of the Bremen box and picked out Kingsley Coman at the back post with a cross to allow the French forward to head from just a few yards out.

It was at this point that Bayern were expected to go on and claim all three points, as Flick threw on Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting moments after the equaliser. For all of the remarkable talent on the pitch, a clear and obvious chance to win the game and claim all three points never materialised for the home side.

Choupo-Moting came closest with a close-range shot that ended up over the bar, but it was Bremen that had the best chance to claim a late winner when Sargent was played through one-vs-one against Manuel Neuer with three minutes left on the clock. Despite the Bremen forward thrashing at the ball from close range, Neuer got a hand to it and knocked it wide.

Having now dropped five points from their opening eight Bundesliga games, Flick may look back on this match as one that he perhaps took for granted before a ball had been kicked. And Bremen made sure they were taken seriously.

Key Events

Bayern Munich 1-1 Werder Bremen: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Bundesliga: Standings, Fixtures and Results

The match ended in a draw
Player IN

  • Substitute in, Tahith Chong.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Milot Rashica.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Jiří Pavlenka.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Jean-Manuel Mbom.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Kevin Möhwald.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Felix Agu.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Leonardo Bittencourt.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Serge Gnabry.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Leroy Sané.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Maxim Choupo-Moting.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Kingsley Coman.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Douglas Costa.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Jamal Musiala.
  • Assist
    Assist given by Leon Goretzka.
  • GOAL!!! 1-1
    Goal by Kingsley Coman.

  • Assist given by Josh Sargent.
    GOAL!!! 0-1

  • Goal by Maximilian Eggestein.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Ludwig Augustinsson.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Leonardo Bittencourt.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Leon Goretzka.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Lucas Hernández.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Benjamin Pavard.