NEWS: 14.04.2018

Bayern fight back to hand Foals 5-1 defeat

Bayern fight back to hand Foals 5-1 defeat
It was a day to forget for Denis Zakaria & Co.

Matchday 30 was one to draw a line under very quickly for Borussia, as they suffered a 5-1 defeat away to FC Bayern Munich. Josip Drmic curled the Fohlenelf into the lead inside nine minutes, but the newly-crowned champions bit back in ruthless fashion.

Borussia made the perfect start in Munich, controlling possession in the early stages and taking the lead after only nine minutes. Josip Drmic cut inside onto his left foot, before curling a shot beyond the reach of Sven Ulreich. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to write home about after that. A quickfire Sandro Wagner double in the 37th and then 41st minute saw FC Bayern go into the break ahead. Thiago set the tone for the second half just six minutes after the restart by making it 3-1, with David Alaba and finally Robert Lewandowski also getting on the scoresheet in a one-sided 45 minutes to wrap up a 5-1 victory for the hosts.

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Dieter Hecking made three changes to the side that won 2-1 against Hertha. Jonas Hofmann came in for the injured Patrick Herrmann, Josip Drmic replaced the suspended Lars Stindl and two-time goalscorer last weekend Thorgan Hazard was preferred to Michael Cuisance. That meant it was a familiar back four of Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Jannik Vestergaard and Oscar Wendt in front of Yann Sommer in goal, Christoph Kramer and Denis Zakaria played in the centre, Hofmann and Hazard took to the wings and Raffael and Drmic began up front. The second half produced a couple of comebacks for the Foals, with Vincenzo Grifo (ACL strain) and Tobias Strobl (ACL tear) both substituted on.

Apart from Patrick Herrmann (ankle ligament tear), Dieter Hecking was also without Raúl Bobadilla, Reece Oxford (both thigh strain), Fabian Johnson (training deficit), Mamadou Doucouré (partial thigh tear) and Julio Villalba (muscle tear) in Munich.