Takeaways from Bayern Munich’s poor performance in Monchengladbach.
Bayern Munich suffered second league defeat of the season on Friday. Coincidentally, it came once again away from home as they surrender a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 against Borussia Monchengladbach. However, this type of performance was around the corner, considering the way Die Roten has fared over the past few weeks.
Hansi Flick went with the strongest team available on Friday as Serge Gnabry missed out due to injury, while Niklas Sule replaced Jerome Boateng in the back four. The German team started strongly by getting a two-goal lead before half an hour mark in the game.
However, things started unravelling for them when Monchengladbach got back into the game through Jonas Hoffman’s goal in the 35th minute. In the next 15-minute spell across both halves, the visitors capitulated, handing over the lead to the home side. Die Roten ramped up the pressure after going down, but Gladbach defended bravely to take all three points.
Despite the defeat on Friday, Bayern remains at the top of the table due to RB Leipzig’s loss against Borussia Dortmund. It is a good wake up call for players and the staff ahead of a grueling schedule. Here are few takeaways from a disappointing evening in Monchengladbach on Friday.