MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 03:37:04
Sep 25, 2018 at 7.30pm UK at ​Allianz Arena (München)
Attendance: 7,500
Bayern Munich
1-1
Augsburg
Robben (48')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Gotze (87')

Result: Kovac frustrated as Bayern held to late draw

Augsburg grabbed a shock equaliser as defender Felix Gotze scored against his former club.

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac knows his side cannot afford to waste chances if they are to remain top of the Bundesliga after Augsburg snatched a late 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena.

Kovac’s men were on course to maintain their perfect start, looking comfortable heading into the closing stages following Arjen Robben’s strike early in the second half.

However, after failing to beat Augsburg goalkeeper Andreas Luthe again and seeing a late effort from substitute Franck Ribery ruled out for a marginal offside against Thomas Muller in the build up, Augsburg produced a shock equaliser.

With just four minutes left, defender Felix Gotze – returning to face his former club following a summer transfer – knocked the ball in from close range after Manuel Neuer dropped a routine catch from a corner.

While Bayern remain top of the table, the advantage is now down to just two points after Werder Bremen earlier maintained their own unbeaten start with a 3-1 home win over third-placed Hertha Berlin – who await Kovac’s side on Friday night.

“When you’re 1-0 up in the Bundesliga it’s always dangerous,” the Bayern coach said at a press conference.

“Augsburg did a very, very good job over 90 minutes. They stifled our build-up play. It wasn’t easy to get out of our own half. When we did we failed to convert our chances into goals.

“We would have liked to take the three points, but unfortunately failed. We will try to do better away to Berlin.”

Augsburg had made the short trip to the Allianz Arena more in hope than genuine expectation of a shock result following successive defeats.

Coach Manuel Baum said: “We are very happy we have taken a point at the Allianz Arena. You need a passionate and committed team display and luck to achieve it, and we had both.”

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund14113039142536
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach1492333161729
3Bayern Munich1483328181027
4RB Leipzig1474324131125
5Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1472530171323
6Hertha Berlin146532220223
7Hoffenheim146443021922
8Werder Bremen146352423121
9Wolfsburg145452020019
10Mainz 05145451315-219
11Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen145362025-518
12Freiburg144551922-317
13Schalke 04Schalke144281520-514
14Augsburg143472023-313
15Nuremberg142571433-1911
16Stuttgart14329929-2011
17Hannover142481629-1310
18Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf142391432-189

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