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Germany BundesligaBundesliga Match UpdatesAugsburg FC 1-0 Bayern Munich

Augsburg FC 1-0 Bayern Munich

What a result for Augsburg! That close-range Berisha goal sees them pip their illustrious Bavarian neighbours 1-0.

They secured their first home win of the season and condemning Die Roten to their first loss of 2022-23.

Bayern piled on the pressure as the half wore on, but couldn’t puncture the hosts’ defence, which stood firm throughout.

However, The visitors’ attack was nowhere near the level they showed against Barcelona in midweek.

But their attempts were all repelled thanks to a fantastic performance from Gikiewicz between the sticks.

Starting lineup:

AUGSBURG (4-2-3-1): Rafal Gikiewicz;

Robert Gumny, Maximilian Bauer, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Iago;

Carlos Gruezo, Elvis Rexhbecaj;

Andre Hahn, Florian Niederlechner, Ermedin Demirovic; Mergim Berisha.

 

AUGSBURG SUBS: Daniel Klein, Mads Pedersen, Arne Maier, Julian Baumgartlinger, Ruben Vargas, Daniel Caligiuri, Lukas Petkov, Fredrik Jensen, Raphael Framberger.

 

BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer;

Noussair Mazraoui, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs De Ligt, Alphonso Davies;

Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane;

Sadio Mane.

 

BAYERN MUNICH SUBS: Sven Ulreich, Benjamin Pavard, Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Paul Wanner, Marcel Sabitzer, Ryan Gravenberch, Mathys Tel, Josip Stanisic.

Goal:

GOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! Augsburg break the deadlock!!! A free-kick from inside the home side’s half is fired into the box, where Iago nudges it across goal with his knee. Berisha arrives on the penalty spot to latch onto the loose ball and fires beyond Neuer to make it 1-0 to Augsburg in this Bavarian derby!

So, what’s next?

In conclusion, that momentous victory sends Augsburg firmly into mid-table, as they climb three places to 11th on nine points.

Meanwhile, The poor start to the season continues for Bayern, whose winless streak in the Bundesliga is extended to four games.

They drop to fourth, three points behind new leaders Dortmund, with Freiburg and Union Berlin still yet to play.

However, it could well be the case that Bayern has to fight tooth and nail for the Bundesliga title this season.

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