Bayern Munich was forced to share the spoils against Bielefeld at the Allianz on Monday night. Hansi Flick’s side found themselves down 2-0 at half time to a side that is firmly in the midst of a relegation battle.
Three second-half goals from Robert Lewandowski, Corentin Tolisso, and Alphonso Davies secured a point, but the stalemate sees their lead at the top of the Bundesliga cut to just five points. Here is what we learned.
Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman are electrifying
Both Sane and Coman had decent enough games and it seemed that they could get at the Bielefeld backline whenever they chose. Coman in particular got in behind numerous times while Sane cutting in on his left foot was equally as dangerous as he grabbed an assist for his floated cross which found Tolisso for Bayern’s second.
When Serge Gnabry is back fully fit, based on current form, the former Arsenal winger will have to bide his time on the bench as both Sane and Coman are playing some good football.
Defense still a huge issue for Hansi Flick
This is no secret. Bayern has been shaky at best defensively all season, partly due to the high line that they deploy. The ease at which a side 18th in the league table was able to get at the champions is troubling and the fact that they scored three times will not go down well with Flick.
With big matches still on the horizon and their Champions League tie with Lazio coming up, something has to be done on the training pitch to shore up the defense.
Robert Lewandowski cannot stop scoring
His 48th-minute strike was his 25th of the season and Gerd Muller’s record is now firmly in his sights. His goal against Bielefeld was a thing of beauty. After a lovely, lobbed pass from David Alaba, Lewandowski chested it down, spun, and volleyed the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal to give Bayern some life in the contest.
If he keeps on this trajectory, then that record is as good as broken.
Bayern’s draw with Bielefeld cuts their lead in at the top of the Bundesliga to five points after RB Leipzig defeated Augsburg 2-1.