19-year-old Bayern striker Jamal Musiala continued his blistering form early in the season, scoring again when Munich defeated Wolfsburg 2-0 on Sunday. Musiala, who still ran for Germany in 2021 despite playing for England as a junior, now has four goals in three competitive games to start the season. The 2-0 deficit stroked Wolfsburg, with Munich coming close to scoring several times. Senegalese striker Sadio Mane conceded two goals for offside. Wolfsburg roared from the blocks and nearly forced Bayern’s own goal when Canadian Alfonso Davies hit the post from an attempted clearance.
The home side gradually gained the upper hand and Mane appeared to have put Bayern 1–0 in the 19th minute when he grabbed a bullet from Serge Gnabry to knock it out from the yard, but VAR ruled out the goal for offside.
Bayern then set fire to the visitors and went close several times before Musiala got his team’s first.
The goal was Musiala’s 14th place finish in the top division, overtaking Bayern legend and former club president Uli Hoeness as the teenager with the most goals in Bayern colours.
Thomas Mueller then scored a signature goal in the 44th minute, sticking out a skinny leg to fend off a shot from Joshua Kimmich into the back of the net.
Mane came close again in the 69th minute, but dragged a diving header just wide. The Senegalese got the ball over the line just two minutes later, but was disallowed for offside.
The result continued poor form for Wolfsburg in the Bavarian capital. The Wolves have now lost 24 and drawn two from 26 matches in Munich, and no Bundesliga side has played so many away games against an opponent without a single win.
Mainz and Union fight against ‘not too nice’ 0-0 draw
Mainz and Union Berlin split the points after a strict 0-0 draw in a two-thirds full Mewa Arena in 31-degree heat on Sunday.
“It was a tough game… It certainly wasn’t too pretty when you look at it,” Berlin coach Urs Fischer admitted after the game.
“But for my part, I’m actually satisfied. We’re happy to take the point home.”
Mainz came close with the only significant chance of the first half, when an attempted cross from Lee Jae-sung was brought to safety by Union keeper Frederik Roennow.
Rani Khedira had a chance to put Union ahead 59 minutes into the game, but his low shot went just wide.
Mainz had a chance to win in stoppage time when Dutch striker Delano Burgzorg grabbed a loose ball in the penalty area, but Union defender Robin Knoche pushed the ball away from the goal to safety.
Mainz manager Bo Svensson praised the discipline on his part.
“It was difficult for all players to play under these conditions,” he said.
“They were very disciplined and did the things I asked of them.”
After the match, Khedira said: “It was incredibly difficult to maintain the intensity in this heat.”
Union now have a club record of nine lossless Bundesliga games, winning seven and drawing two since their last defeat to Bayern Munich in March.
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