For the German champion, it was his first official match with 34-year-old Julian Nagelsmann on the bench. Admittedly, things didn’t start well for his team. The Bavarians entered this battle poorly, because in the tenth minute of the match, the Colts advanced, thanks to Al Hassan Bly, who defeated Manuel Neuer.
The Munich players wanted to respond quickly, but the hosts put in a good performance in defence. Especially Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Jan Sommer. In the 26th minute, the Swiss showed a superb tackle with a close-range shot from Robert Lewandowski. But after a moment, the captain of the Polish national team rehabilitated himself and led to the equaliser. This state of the game continued until the end of this rivalry.
And after the match, the German media did not show mercy to the Bayern Munich players. In their opinion, they were lucky enough to score one point.
Bild: There is a lot of confusion about the sanctions
No victory again! But there is no defeat either… Bayern start the new season under new coach Julian Nagelsmann with a 1-1 draw in Gladbach. After three losses and a draw in the preparatory period, there is at least one starting point. Anger in the Borussia team. Nagelsmann had a headache after what his side showed, but it was the hosts who were horrified by the referee’s presentation. And Upamecano twice clashed with Thuram, but the referee did not mention “lime”. Lewandowski was failing but he did his job, giving Bayern a draw before the break. For the pole, this is the eleventh game with a goal. You can see that his departure will be a big problem for Bayern Munich.
Kicker: Surprises in the first match
A lot was happening. Borussia Monchengladbach drew 1-1 with Bayern Munich at the start of the 59th Bundesliga season after an intense 90 minutes – including a Lewandowski goal and some big surprises.
Der Spiegel: Your Excellency Bayern
The new Bundesliga season has opened in Mönchengladbach. Borussia sent Bayern Munich to the ground in the first and last stages of the match, and they had a good goalkeeper. Bayern struggled to prepare their players well, who were on vacation after a long season and the Euro. The champion played hesitantly, but Lewandowski had his chances, having conceded a goal. Use one after a corner kick. Bayern were also fortunate that Upamecano’s controversial confrontations did not end in penalties for their rivals.
Sportbuzzer.de: Lewandowski did his job
Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern must be satisfied with a draw with Gladbach in the first leg of the Bundesliga. There were chances of winning, but the Munich players were twice as lucky because referee Marko Fritz did not decide to take a penalty for Borussia. Robert Lewandowski was very tough, but he did his job. This is the seventh season he has scored in the opening match. Nagelsmann had to improvise and this was evident in the Bayern Munich match. The main roles were played by goalkeepers and VAR. The referee consulted the match between Opicano and Thuram, but did not dictate a penalty kick.
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