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RB Leipzig 1-1 Bayern Munich: Bavarians held to frustrating draw in Bundesliga return

Joshua Kimmich at Bayern Munich
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The Bundesliga champions saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end at Red Bull Arena.

RB Leipzig held Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw in their Bundesliga game on Friday. Julian Nagelsmann’s side failed to win a game across all competitions for the first time since October 8.

Post-World Cup Blues?

Bayern went into the World Cup break after a wonderful run of results before the tournament. A lengthy holiday and two major injuries later, the Bavarians returned to Bundesliga to take on Leipzig.

The Bavarians found a decent start to the game as they take control of the possession early on. Following a few half-chances, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored his seventh league goal of the season to put Bayern ahead in the 37th minute.

A fantastic cross from Serge Gnabry found the Cameroon striker behind Leipzig’s defence line. Choupo-Moting then nodded the ball home from close range to make it 1-0 for the guests.

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However, Bayern weren’t able to build on their momentum when the second half started. Leipzig managed to find an early equalizer through Marcel Halstenberg to get back into the game in the 52nd minute.

Bayern went on the offensive for another 20 minutes after conceding. But Leipzig rarely allowed their opponents to create a serious chance.

The late arrivals of Thomas Muller and Mathy Tel were also ineffective in opening up Leipzig’s tight defensive lines. The Bavarians had to settle for the draw as they made an underwhelming return to Bundesliga action at Red Bull Arena.
Next up, Naglesmann’s side will take on Koln on Tuesday.

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