Thrilling top game in Munich! Borussia Mönchengladbach takes the lead just before the break through Marcus Thuram. Yann Sommer has made Bayern professionals despair for a long time. A few minutes before the end, Leroy Sané scored the equalizer. The game to read.

The most important things in brief: FC Bayern Munich had to put up with the first setback in the new season, but retained their lead in the Bundesliga. The German record champions only drew 1-1 (0-1) against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening, despite their great dominance. It was Munich’s third Bundesliga game without a win against Gladbach.

Bayern were superior throughout the season, but failed again and again due to the outstanding Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer. Marcus Thuram (43rd) gave Borussia the lead, Leroy Sané (83rd) saved the hosts’ draw with his goal. Bayern lead the table with ten points ahead of their next league opponent, 1. FC Union Berlin, who have the same number of points. The Berliners had won 6-1 at Schalke 04 in the afternoon. The Gladbachers are sixth in the table for the time being.

Yann Sommer (Gladbach): “It was really tough. Of course we knew what to expect. We defended well and I’m glad I was able to help take a point. In the end, you can’t defend everything away. We ran a lot and made the spaces tight. Of course they have quality on offense. If things didn’t fit in Gladbach anymore, I wouldn’t have been here for eight years. The club is like a big family. We will sit down together in the next few weeks.”

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern): “We don’t know any different than summer playing the game of the year against us. Not all of our deals were untenable. It’s not like he saved impossible balls, but he was always there.”

Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern coach) talks about…

… the performance of Gladbach keeper Sommer: “As always, he played a great game against us and saved everything. You can now take a week off.”

… the game and the yellow card against him: “We played very well and I was really upset about the referee. Every 50:50 decision was whistled against us. Then I got a yellow card too. I asked the fourth man if his headset worked – it was an asshole question, so the yellow card was justified for me. “

Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern): “Actually, I thought a few times that the shots just had to go in. Yann always plays strong games against us, we knew that. We conceded a goal from a mistake. Until then, I can’t remember Gladbach having had a chance to score. We had absolute control. Even if it sounds stupid, the performance today was better than in other games. Unfortunately, you have to accept that now. He (Summer) was the best man on the pitch.”

Roland Virkus (Sports Director Gladbach): “You need a goalkeeper in Munich who can stop unsustainable things. Yann did an excellent job, but you always need a bit of luck to pick up anything countable in Munich. You can be proud against a team that is perhaps the best in Europe at the moment. At least you saw how you can annoy Bayern.”

Christoph Kramer (Gladbach): “We know that we have a good goalkeeper. Of course he held up exceptionally well today. Good man, the Yann! In the life of a professional soccer player you have to walk away cool in a situation like this. Since Yann is washed with all waters. Bayern are in their absolute prime and you need luck if you want to score points in Munich.”

There was an incident at the game: activists tried to chain themselves to the gates. Read more about this here.

Bayern Munich – Borussia Monchengladbach

08/27/2022 | 6:30 p.m

FC Bayern Munich goes into the top game of the Bundesliga on Saturday (6.30 p.m.) against Borussia Mönchengladbach with a clear goal. In a duel of first versus second, coach Julian Nagelsmann and his team, who started the season furiously, want to celebrate their fourth win in four games in their home arena. “We are in a very good mood, we have a lot of self-confidence. It’s important that we don’t stumble,” said Nagelsmann on Friday.

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