After conceding an early goal, Bayern Munich made an action-packed comeback to beat Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich visited the Mercedes-Benz Arena for their meeting with Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. The reigning German champions were on a 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions, until their last game. Bremen gave a tough fight for Hansi Flick’s side during the 1-1 draw, which ended Bayern’s winning streak. With the thought of getting back to winning ways, the treble-winners had a difficult test ahead of them.
However, little did they know what Pellegrino Matarazzo’s men kept in store for them as the hosts fired home the opener. Although Robert Lewandowski hit the post just after three minutes, Bayern fell behind at the 20th-minute mark. Manuel Neuer failed to cut out Silas Wamangituka’s low cross which was tucked in by Tanguy Coulibaly. The France international scored his first-ever professional goal for Stuttgart. But the Bavarians are not from the ones that easily give up any game. Bayern scored three goals to turn the game around.
Incredible display of perseverance.
The first goal came seven minutes before the interval with the solid combination of Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman. With the help of a swift counter-play, the Frenchman neatly finished the ball into the bottom-left corner. Lewandowski struck the second goal past Gregor Kobel in the first-half injury-time. The Poland international now has eight goals already in 12 appearances in the domestic league.
The game took a slow turn after the restart, with the final goal coming late in the 87th minute. Douglas Costa came off the bench to score a late low curling effort through Atakan Karazor’s legs. As a result of this thumping victory, Bayern now has 26 wins from their last 29 top-flight games. The German kings now move on top of the standings, two points clear of Borussia Dortmund who lost 2-1 to Koln at home.