Felix Götze punished his former Bayern colleagues with his first Bundesliga goal. The table leader and German soccer series champion had to be content with a 1:1 (0:0) in the derby against a rebellious FC Augsburg. In the 87th minute, the substitute Götze equalized with his chest after a mistake by national goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Previously, the superior FC Bayern could defeat the strong Andreas Luthe in the FCA goal in front of 75,000 spectators in the Allianz Arena only once by Arjen Robben (48th). The Munich team of coach Niko Kovac lost the first points on the 5th Bundesliga match day, but still leads the table. FC Augsburg improved to five points.
“It’s incredible,” said Götze, the brother of World Cup final goal scorer Mario Götze. He had moved from Munich to Augsburg before the season began. “We knew that something was possible and that we had to give 110 percent. We had set ourselves some goals. That’s what we achieved.” The Bavarians struggled with the first flaw of the season. “My goal doesn’t count,” said Robben. “If you take the lead 1-0, you have to win the game. That must be the decision.”
The goalkeeper change had a positive effect on the guests. “Today Andreas Luthe gets a chance,” said coach Manuel Baum before the match. And the 31-year-old, who got fit in time and replaced Fabian Giefer, who recently failed in two games, radiated security at his season debut in the Bundesliga.
Luthe held out brilliantly several times, for example against Sandro Wagner (42.), who was running alone towards him, Serge Gnabry (44.), who was shooting hard, or Renato Sanches (50.), who finished freely in front of him.
With high running effort and man coverage almost over the whole playing field the guests made combining difficult for the favourite. Bayern coach Kovac had made interesting changes: Wagner was allowed to start the attack for the first time. Sanches came after his strong season debut in the Champions League in the midfield to use. The Portuguese brought in his dynamism, had several good offensive scenes, also concluded several times courageously, but unsuccessfully.
Kovac had devised a completely new location for Leon Goretzka. The international was a left-back and tried to represent David Alaba, who had been spared at first.
The Bavarians were decisive, had a clear chance plus. But the Augsburg players, well adjusted by Baum, lurked for their chance. The best was offered right at the beginning. But Caiuby closed too stubbornly himself instead of serving the free-standing Philipp Max in the penalty area (6th). In return, Thomas Müller hit the post with a deflected shot from a sharp angle (7th).
Kovac ended the experiment with Goretzka during the break. Alaba came. And the Austrian could cheer the leading goal with his colleagues. Wagner played Gnabry the ball into the run. The quick wing forward set off, selflessly serving the seal running along, which kept the overview in the penalty area and hit with his left. Shortly thereafter the strong Luthe prevented against Sanches goal number two.
The high Augsburg effort did not diminish even after the backlog. In the offensive, however, the quality was largely lacking, which FC Bayern has in the person of goal scorer Robben. However, the Munich team did not manage to score a second goal. That was revenge: After a corner ball Neuer slipped the ball through the fingers. Götze then pushed Jeffrey Gouweleeuw’s ball over the goal line with his chest. Racebets Bonus is only focusing on horce racing, so to know more, check this out.