Bayern Munich held by Stuttgart in four goal thriller

Bayern Munich dropped points against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich dropped points against VfB Stuttgart on Sunday. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

After securing the Bundesliga title against Borussia Dortmund a fortnight ago, Bayern Munich is ending the campaign with a whimper. The Bavarian club dropped points in the last home game of the season on Sunday as VfB Stuttgart scored a crucial equalizer in the second half to make it 2-2.

Nagelsmann went with the strongest possible team against Stuttgart. Tanguy Nianzou got an opportunity in the heart of the defense, while Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry started on the flanks in the absence of Leroy Sane. The German winger missed the game due to the cold.

Stuttgart started the game in the best possible way as Tiago Tomas finished a crisp counter-attacking move by slotting the ball past Manuel Neuer from the edge of the box. It was a terrific finish as Tomas didn’t take a touch and showed great precision to finish the move.

Rekordmeister responded to Stuttgart’s goal strongly as Thomas Muller hit the woodwork. The German forward also had one great chance denied around the 30-minute mark, while Stuttgart had a big chance to double the lead. It was a chaotic game as both sides were struggling defensively.

The home side eventually managed to equalize after some great bit of play on the right flank by Serge Gnabry. The German winger managed to cut in on his left foot and found a way to get the shot on target from a tight angle. Despite a last-ditch effort from Konstantinos Mavropanos, the ball managed to cross over the line.

Die Roten’s tail was up after scoring the equalizer as they managed to enjoy a sustained period of possession in Stuttgart’s final third. They managed to turn things around before half-time as Muller showed a great bit of skill in the box to hammer Die Roten in the lead. His impeccable awareness in the final third made that goal possible.

Stuttgart managed to recover from the late setback in the first half to come back with all guns firing in the second half. They immediately scored an equalizer in the 52nd minute as Sasa Kalajdzic headed home from a delightful cross delivered by Borna Sosa.

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Die Roten created a few half chances in the next 40 minutes, but Stuttgart did well to ensure that they got a point from the game. They also had a massive opportunity to get all three points as Philipp Forster couldn’t manage to add power in his shot to convert a big chance. Eventually, it was a fair result as both teams didn’t do enough to win the game. Kingsley Coman was unfortunately sent off in the dying minutes of the game as he lashed out at Mavrapanos. The Greek defender made the most out of the tussle to force the referee to give the marching orders to Coman.

Bayern Munich players immersed themselves in celebrations as the Bundesliga title was officially awarded after the game. Julian Nagelsmann will be pleased with his first league title, but he still has a lot of work to do to make Bayern the best team in the world.