Augsburg upset Bayern 2-1 in Bundesliga

Bayern missed to open the score in the early minutes of the clash when youngster Omar Richards came closer to break the deadlock. Augsburg responded well to Bayern’s early missed chances and started playing with pace and did not allow Bayern to settle in the match. Mads Pedersen in the 23rd min gave Fuggerstadter a well-deserved opening goal when Andi Zeqiri's good build-up work and cross into the box allowed him to hammer home the lead into the top right corner.

Augsburg on Friday, held on to stun Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win in the Bavarian derby to pull themselves out of the relegation zone. The two first half goals from Mads Pedersen and Andre Hahn were enough to win the must win game for Augsburg. 

Bayern missed to open the score in the early minutes of the clash when youngster Omar Richards came closer to break the deadlock. Augsburg responded well to Bayern’s early missed chances and started playing with pace and did not allow Bayern to settle in the match. 

Mads Pedersen in the 23rd min gave Fuggerstadter a well-deserved opening goal when Andi Zeqiri's good build-up work and cross into the box allowed him to hammer home the lead into the top right corner.

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The home fans were celebrating again in the 35th when André Hahn met Iago Amaral Borduchi’s cross with a thumping header past Manuel Neuer after Marcel Sabitzer lost the ball in midfield.


The German record champions responded with furious attacks and eventually halved the deficit three minutes later after Robert Lewandowski made the most of Thomas Muller's back-heel lay-up.
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After the restart, Bayern continued to press forward but lacked once again in accuracy as Lewandowski volleyed a loose ball from close range over the target with five minutes into the second half. Augsburg focused fully on its defence and kept all its men behind the ball whereas uninspired Bayern couldn't find a gap in the host's defence.

Alphonso Davies and Lewandowski came close but couldn't beat Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Giekiwicz in the closing stages.

With the result, Bayern Munich suffered its second loss of the season. Meanwhile, Augsburg secured vital points to climb out of the bottom three onto the 15th spot.

"Congrats to Augsburg and coach Markus Weinzierl. They wrapped a deserved victory today. We didn't create enough chances to reap a point here and we are of course disappointed," Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann said.

"My team performed very well over 90 minutes. We scored twice in the first half to pave the way for the win. Bayern increased the pressure after the restart, but we stood firm and snatched a deserved win," Augsburg head coach Markus Weinzierl said.

The following fixtures are set for later on Saturday: Runners-up Borussia Dortmund host Stuttgart, Armenia Bielefeld see Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen meet Bochum, Borussia Monchengladbach face Greuther Furth, Hoffenheim take on Leipzig and Union Berlin encounter local rivals Hertha Berlin.

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