Bayern Munich: Five takeaways from 2-1 loss to Augsburg

Bayern Munich suffered second league defeat of the season against Augsburg. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich suffered second league defeat of the season against Augsburg. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich suffered their second loss of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season against Augsburg on Friday night. After going down 2-0 in the 35th minute, Bayern were unable to secure at least a point as their comeback bid fell short in a 2-1 loss. Here are five takeaways from the Matchday 12 fixture.

Bayern struggle to get shots on target

Just four of Bayern’s 18 shot attempts were on target. Two shots on target were recorded in the first half with the same number being registered in the second half. Friday’s shots on target total tied their worst shots on target tally of the season which was against Greuther Furth on Matchday Six. However, unlike that win over Greuther Furth, Bayern was playing from behind on Friday for the majority of the match and they needed goals to take a positive result away. This result certainly won’t go down as one of their better offensive performances of the 2021/22 campaign. (Stats courtesy: Whoscored)

Augsburg take advantage of their few chances

Much like the defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this season, Bayern was able to hold their opponents to very few scoring chances but when they did let the opposition have big opportunities they were lethal in their finishing. Augsburg managed just five shots in the match but they converted two of these attempts and it proved to be the difference when all was said and done. Frankfurt registered the same number of shots in their win over Bayern and that match of course ended in the same scoreline of 2-1.

Thomas Muller extends assist streak

Entering this match Thomas Muller had recorded at least one assist in each of his last four Bundesliga appearances. On Friday night he was able to extend that streak to five matches with a fantastic assist on Robert Lewandowski’s 38th-minute goal. The Bayern veteran now has nine assists in 12 appearances this season and is closing in on yet another double-digit assist tally in the German top-flight.

Lewandowski league scoring streak extended

With seven goals in his last five appearances, Robert Lewandowski has cemented his place atop the top scorer leaderboard in the Bundesliga. He’s scored at least one goal in each of his last five league appearances and can record his longest scoring league streak of the season next week with a goal against Arminia Bielefeld. He also recorded a five-match scoring streak through the first five matchdays of the season but that came to an end with a brief two-match goalless streak. As a result, next week offers the opportunity for his longest Bundesliga scoring streak of the season thus far.

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Augsburg ends winless streak against Bayern

Entering Friday’s match, Augsburg had not defeated Bayern since May of 2015. They had been defeated by Die Roten in 11 of their last 13 meetings and this victory sees them defeat Bayern for just the third time in the last ten years.