Bayern Munich coast to comfortable win against Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich players celebrating goal against Wolfsburg on Sunday.(Photo by KERSTIN JOENSSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrating goal against Wolfsburg on Sunday.(Photo by KERSTIN JOENSSON/AFP via Getty Images) /

The smooth start to the new season continued for Bayern Munich on Sunday as they delivered a solid performance to clinch a 2-0 win against Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena. It was not a goal fest as the previous two performances, but a job well done to move back to the top of the points table.

For the third game in a row, Julian Nagelsmann used the same starting XI. There was no need for significant changes since the team has been excelling in most areas of the pitch. Since there was no midweek game, squad rotation was also not needed.

It was not a fast start for Bayern as it was in Frankfurt a week ago. Wolfsburg managed to contain the home side and caused problems for Die Roten by playing long balls. The Bavarian defense managed to deal with Wolfsburg’s attempts to create chances in the final third.

The first big chance for Bayern came through a set piece in the 13th minute. Joshua Kimmich whipped a dangerous cross in the box from the corner. The German midfielder’s pinpoint delivery was headed onto the crossbar by Benjamin Pavard.

As the first half progressed, the hosts managed to gain more control and created chances on a consistent basis. Sadio Mane had the ball in the back of the net after a beautiful move, but the goal was chalked off since he was marginally offside.

The breakthrough eventually came in the 33rd minute as Jamal Musiala hammered the ball past the goalkeeper from the edge of the box. The youngster dribbled past three players to unleash a venomous shot. Thomas Muller got the assist by playing a clever pass to Musiala in the tight space.

The home side doubled the lead just before half-time through Thomas Muller. Alphonso Davies deserves the credit for the goal as he went on an enterprising run from the left flank and squared the ball to Joshua Kimmich at the right time. The German midfielder’s shot from the edge of the box was guided into the net by a crucial touch from Muller.

Serge Gnabry was substituted at half-time due to a knock, which allowed Leroy Sane to play the entire second half. The German winger almost made an instant impact as he combined well with Musiala at the edge of the box to unleash the shot. Koen Casteels showed great athleticism to stop Sane’s powerful shot.

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Bayern managed the game well in the second half to get the clean sheet and three points. Mane had one more goal ruled out due to him being in the offside position. Even though there were not many goals in this game, it was a very solid performance from Bayern. Most importantly, they managed to nullify the threat of Wolfsburg and keep the clean sheet.