He Bayern Monaco let slip two points in his own stadium after failing to overcome the 1-1 draw against him Hoffenheim (13th), but remains the sole leader of the Bundesliga since Borussia Dortmund (2nd) also failed to win (3-3) on their visit to Stuttgart (16th).
Bayern, after falling sensationally in Manchester against City in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League last Tuesday (3-0), once again disappointed their fans with a sad draw at the Allianz Arena against Hoffenheim on this 28th day.
Four days after receiving City with the difficult mission of scoring at least three goals to force extra time in the Champions League, Bayern’s performance does not invite optimism, especially from an attacking point of view.
“I thought we were going to play in anger (after the City defeat), but that wasn’t the case. We need to change our mindset and quickly,” asked Bavarian coach Thomas Tuchel.
The coach is still unable to field Maxim Choupo-Moting, the only centre-forward in the squad and who should have recovered from the injury by Wednesday, and had to do without the Senegalese Sadio Manésuspended by the club after assaulting his teammate Leroy Sanè after the European confrontation.
Mané’s confrontation with Sané in the Manchester City dressing room was the talk of the week in the German press, a topic which began to dissipate once the club acknowledged the incident and announced the Senegalese sanction. This Saturday, the German striker reappeared on the pitch and showed the consequences of the blow to his face, more precisely on his swollen lip.
Despite Thomas Tuchel’s arrival on the bench, the Bavarian outfit seem to be continuing the spiral of negative results that cost his predecessor Julian Nagelsmann his job just three weeks ago.
The great beneficiary of Bayern’s setback could have been Borussia Dortmund, who, already eliminated from the Champions League, can concentrate their efforts on the Bundesliga, but the team coached by Edin Terzic allowed a game they had in their pocket to draw twice.
After these results Bayern have 59 points, followed by Dortmund’s 57 and Leipzig’s 51, who beat Augsburg 3-2, with brace from Timo Werner, and are provisionally on the podium waiting for what will be done on Sunday Unión Berlin, with which they tied on score.
Stuttgart, for its part, exit the direct relegation places to which they fell after Schalke’s victory on Friday against new bottom club Hertha Berlin (5-2).
In the other matches on Saturday, Eintracht (7th) drew 1-1 at home with Borussia Mönchengladbach (10th), the same result obtained in the duel between Cologne (11th) and Mainz (8th).
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