Bayern Munich moved to within two points of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the league table thanks to a 3-2 win over FC Augsburg in the Bavarian derby, but it was an uphill battle from the outset as
The hosts had the ball in the back of the net just 15 seconds after kickoff when
Augsburg tried their best to get back into the game but they'd used up all of their attacking threat in the first half, allowing Bayern Munich to cruise to three points throughout the remainder of the second half.
Kobel (5), Schmid (6), Oxford (6), Danso (7),
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Key Talking Point
Scoring goals never has and never will be a problem for Bayern Munich (it's inevitable you'll find the back of the net with so many world-class attackers in your team) but once again
Neuer (5), Kimmich (7),
STAR MAN - It was a one-man army for Bayern Munich in their local derby on Friday evening, but when Kingsley Coman is in that kind of scintillating form more often than not that's all you need to get over the line.
The Frenchman twice brought Bayern Munich back on level terms with smart finishes on either foot - he was denied a 'perfect hat-trick' by the width of the crossbar late on - and even popped up with the crucial assists for David Alaba's winning goal.
WORST PLAYER - Liverpool fans will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing up against
Sule and Hummels won't live with Liverpool's press and intensity. Two slow, laboured centre backs. Could really punish these before the trip to Munich— Steve McVeigh (@SteveMcVeigh123) February 15, 2019
Bayern Munich 1-0 down to Ausberg after 15 seconds. Their defence is a circus.— Que sera sera (@redlfc180) February 15, 2019
By the look of things, Liverpool is going to rippppp through Bayern Munich next week.— Phetole G. Mogale (@GivVi_G) February 15, 2019
Although they were both equally as culpable as each other, more often that not it as the experienced Hummels who had to try and act as Bayern Munich's get out of jail free card, making up for
Focus now switches to the Champions League where Bayern Munich will travel to face Liverpool in the first leg of their knockout stage game, but they'll know next week's Bundesliga clash against Hertha BSC is just as important in their hopes of retaining the league title.