Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich: Lewandowski 26th goal and victory for Bayern
The champion and league leader Bayern Munich returned with an unpretentious victory against the Union Berlin 0-2; thanks to Lewandowski for a penalty and Benjamin Pavard for the header at the end. Two goals in set pieces that reflected on the scoreboard the superiority of a Bayern; that once again has a 4-point advantage after Borussia Dortmund approached one after thrashing Schalke (4-0) on Saturday.
Bayern took the initiative in the game at all times but Union Berlin a modest team that participates in the Bundesliga with great dignity for the first time in its history did not let him play at his best level despite the absence of his coach Urs Fischer, who broke Wednesday the quarantine that the 18 teams have followed since Monday when leaving the concentration hotel to attend the funeral of his father-in-law.
Union Berlin could not count on their fans against the champion Bayern in a match marked in red on the calendar since they achieved their promotion; nor with their scorer Sebastian Andersson in the starting eleven; but they exhibited their characteristic and strength started even surprising on a couple of occasions with his usual movements of the ball on the back of an insecure Jerome Boateng.
Bayern, without Philippe Coutinho after his ankle operation in April; and guided by Thiago Alcantara in the double pivot had barely been able to create any danger with a couple of climbs on the left by Alphonso Davies until in the 18th minute; after a For corner kick, Thomas Muller scored an empty goal; but the VAR canceled the goal by a millimeter offside.
Before the break Bayern opened the can in another set-piece move; the product of a clear penalty by Neven Subotic when he knocked down Leon Goretzka. Who was ahead in the action living from behind. Lewandowski transformed the shot by beating his compatriot, Polish goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz (38 ‘). With this goal Lewandowski is consolidated as the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 26 goals; since Timo Werner who follows him with 21 goals did not score on Saturday in the game that Leipzig drew at home against Freiburg (1-1).
In the second half, Bayern intensified its dominance locked up its rival well placed; and prowled the area but did not take advantage of its opportunities, moreover unclear. The Union Berlin resisted well and knew how to keep the game open; so it gave entrance to the huge Andersson in the last quarter of an hour in search of a hanging ball that would allow him to extract oil.
Ten minutes from the end, Bayern sentenced the match in another set-piece action. Joshua Kimmich took a corner kick and Pavard jumped more than anyone to put a tight header on the post. The French winger’s goal celebration for its importance without respecting the recommendation to maintain ‘social distancing’. The new football continues to be governed by emotions.