Football – Bundesliga ’18-19: Bayern Munich Suffer A Humiliating Loss

Match Report:

  • Bayern Munich collided with their first Bundesliga defeat under their new manager, Niko Kovac, as they were beaten 2-0 by Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion.
  • Goals in the 1st half by Vedad Ibisevic and Ondrej Duda dazed the Bundesliga pioneers, as Hertha held off a 2nd half fightback to move level in terms of points, with their rivals.
  • Bayern Munich, unbeaten in the last 14 matches against their hosts, hoped to settle rapidly however Hertha made a more brilliant beginning, when Salomon Kalou and Ibisevic consolidated well before Jérôme Boateng cleared the risk.

  • Robert Lewandowski appeared to be Bayern Munich’s most dangerous threat, amid the underlying whirlwinds and the close consideration Hertha managed him was underlined when Karim Rekik cut him down, before Boateng sent a header wide after a pinpoint James Rodríguez cross.
  • Franck Ribery at that point connected well with Lewandowski yet the Polish striker’s header did not drive Thomas Kraft into a spare – and Bayern’s passed up on opportunities, which caused issues down the road for them when Boateng surrendered a 22nd-minute penalty.

  • The defender brought Kalou down inside the 18-yard box, following a splendid spare by Manuel Neuer from an Ibisevic header. The Bosnian forward ventured up to opening the ball serenely home and put his team in the lead.
  • Hertha were floated by their goal and it could have more awful for Bayern Munich, when Niklas Stark was left plain inside their container yet his header cruised over the bar.
  • They did not need to hold up any longer to double their favorable position, as they went going 2-0 up, only a minute before half-time.

  • Kalou found the full-back Valentino Lazaro with a superbly planned pass and he sliced the ball back to Duda, whose first-time shot flew into the top of the net, leaving Neuer with no possibility to stop the ball.
  • Thomas Müller supplanted Arjen Robben very early in the second half however, in spite of more noteworthy power from the guests, Hertha kept up their 2-goal lead, baffling rivals who could just draw 1-1 with Augsburg prior this week.

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