Superb Neuer denies Bremen as Bayern held

Paola Ditto
Novembre 21, 2020

"We had to invest a lot", Neuer told Sky.

He used a boot to block a Sargent shot, then lunged across goal to save from Ludwig Augustinsson.

With time nearly up, Neuer again denied Sargent, who had broken clear of the defence, as Bayern held on for a draw.

Bayern had won its last 19 games against Bremen since a 0-0 draw in September 2010, and coach Hansi Flick began with Goretzka, Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich on the bench, while the 17-year-old Jamal Musiala made his first start.

"We conceded a very cheap goal, that's how Bremen's plan worked and they defended very well", said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller.

Kingsley Coman equalised for the Bavarians in the 62nd minute.

Bayern substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting fired over when it appeared easier to score, before Bremen had a chance to grab a late victor through Sargent.

Bayern's grip on top spot in the Bundesliga has been loosened due to the drop in points, with RB Leipzig now able to tie if they beat Eintracht Frankfurt later on Saturday.

A day after his 16th birthday, Youssoufa Moukoko could become the youngest player in Bundesliga history if he plays for Borussia Dortmund at Hertha Berlin on Saturday night.

Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen are provisionally second on 18 after their 2-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld, courtesy of Aleksandar Dragovic's 88th-minute victor on the rebound.

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The win was a relief for Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, who scored a embarrassing own goal early in the second half.

Despite having seven players quarantined with the coronavirus, a depleted Hoffenheim drew 3-3 at home with Stuttgart.

Schalke 04 slumped to a 2-0 defeat at home against VfL Wolfsburg and have now gone 24 league matches without a win.

Ten-man Augsburg also scored late to draw at Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-1.

With time nearly up, Caliguiri's volley went in off the crossbar to snatch a point.

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