Hoffenheim forces the leaders to equalize, who still has a 10-point advantage over Dortmund (which, however, has two fewer games)
A half misstep, but the advantage remains considerable. Bayern Munich drew 1-1 at Hoffenheim (Baumgartner scored in the 32nd minute and Lewandowski scored in the 45th minute). The Bavarians are thus +10 from Dortmund second, but they have played two games less.
Even before the kick-off, the home crowd rejoices: on the big screen the renewal of Kramaric is announced until 2025. Nagelsmann opts for 3-4-2-1 with Musiala and Kimmich playing the game in the center, Coman and Gnabry wide and Sanè with Müller behind Lewandowski. Despite the great quality on the pitch for the Bavarians, it was Hoffenheim who came close to scoring: in the 5 ‘it was Rutter who served Kramaric, good at getting rid of Pavard with a feint before kicking at the near post, but finding Neuer particularly reactive. The rebound still favors Kramaric who is however closed at the time of the conclusion. Bayern can be seen first almost by chance, when, on 12 ‘, on a cross by Gnabry, Vogt hits the ball badly sending it to the post, then on 15’ when, on an assist from Coman, it is Müller who hits the fly, with Baumann who however he manages to push back into the corner. The rhythms are not very high and Hoffenheim take advantage of it to move forward in the 32nd minute: the counterattack of the hosts ends with Baumgartner who bags a nice cross from Raum. Bayern increased the pressure and found the equalizer in the 45th minute: from Kimmich’s corner it was Lewandowski who hit the head and beat Baumann.
At the beginning of the second half Bayern pushed and, after a few seconds, would pass with Lewandowski, who deflected a shot from Coman into the goal, but staying offside. At 56 ‘Baumann is good at parrying an almost safe shot from Sanè. Two minutes pass and Kramaric wastes by kicking the ball from the heart of the area. Halfway through the second half, Gnabry has a good chance, but his shot ends up on the post. Bayern increases the pressure and touches the goal first with Musiala (winger) then with Müller (saving Posch on the line), but leaves room for the counterattack of Hoffenheim who almost scored in the 79th minute (extraordinary Neuer on Kramaric) . The race remains alive, but there are no more great opportunities. Bayern prove to be alive, but still have some balance problems. Or motivation, in a championship in which he also scores points by experimenting.
Union Berlin and Stuttgart drew 1-1, a heavy victory for Freiburg, driven by a great Grifo (brace): with Wolfsburg he won 3-2 and reached fourth place.
March 12, 2022 (change March 12, 2022 | 19:40)
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