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Bayern München v Augsburg Live Commentary, 22/05/2021

FT
5 - 2
FCB
FCA
J. Gouweleeuw (9 og)
S. Gnabry (23)
J. Kimmich (33)
K. Coman (43)
R. Lewandowski (90)
A. Hahn (67)
F. Niederlechner (71)
Allianz Arena

Commentary

That is all from this fixture and from the 2020/21 Bundesliga season, until next time!
As the curtain comes down on another Bundesliga season, in which Bayern collected their ninth successive title, the hosts’ attentions will now turn to the next campaign. With Julian Nagelsmann’s appointment confirmed, the Bavarians will be eyeing similar success next season. For Augsburg, who reappointed Weinzierl late on this term, it will be a case of looking to improve on their 13th-place finish.
Gouweleeuw's own goal gave Bayern the lead after nine minutes at the Allianz arena. Gnabry's follow-up finish doubled the hosts' lead before Neuer's first-half penalty save against Caligiuri. Kimmich and Coman added third and fourth goals before the break to send the Bavarians in 4-0 up. Second-half goals from Hahn and Niederlechner reduced the deficit for Augsburg. Lewandowski then grabbed his 41st goal of the season in the final minute to break Gerd Muller's 40-goal record and seal a 5-2 win for Bayern in the final game of the season.
90' + 1' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 5-2 AUGSBURG
R. Lewandowski
Goal
Bayern München
90' GOOOOOALLLL! 5-2 BAYERN! Sane has space outside the area and he drills a low, left-footed effort towards the centre of goal. Gikiewicz spills the initial effort, which allows Lewandowski the follow-up opportunity as he takes the ball around the goalkeeper before poking a right-footed effort into an empty net from inside the six-yard area. The Pole has broken Gerd Muller’s 40-goal record by scoring his 41st of the season and his team-mates swamp him on the right-hand side!
88' Musiala has the opportunity to test Gikiewicz but he ends up going too wide and getting crowded out. Good work initially from Choupo-Moting, who raced through the middle and past two tackles, set-up the chance for the young German to the left of goal.
L. Petkov
A. Hahn
Augsburg
87' Scorer of the visitors' first goal, Hahn, makes his way off the pitch and Petkov is the man to replace him.
86' Choupo-Moting shows quality to bring down a high pass from the right by Lewandowski. The substitute forward releases Musiala, whose touch tees up Sane. Gumny intervenes before Sane can pull the trigger from the right of goal and it looks like Weinzierl is going to make another change.
85' Lewandowski has only had a hand in more Bundesliga goals against Wolfsburg (27) than against Augsburg (25). He has been directly involved in seven of Bayern’s nine goals in their last two home meetings with today’s opponents (5 goals, 2 assists). Despite the Bavarians scoring four here, the Pole hasn't been involved in a goal as of yet.
L. Hernández
Yellow Card
Bayern München
83' Framberger powers down the right-hand channel before being chopped down by a Hernandez sliding tackle. For his late tackle, the French centre-back joins Suchy in the referee's book.
82' Sane drifts inside and dinks a cross towards the left of goal, where Choupo-Moting brings down the ball before hesitating too much and the chance fades away. Choupo-Moting looks to make up for it by offloading to Musiala, who fires high and wide of Gikiewicz's goal from inside the area.
81' Kimmich's first set-piece gets turned behind and the midfielder delivers another corner. The cross comes to nothing, however, Hernandez manages to get a left-footed shot away from the edge of the area and Gouweleeuw is forced into heading away a block.
79' Chopou-Moting drifts out towards the left-hand side and plays backward. Lewandowski, who has just over 10 minutes to reach the 41-goal mark, may have been a better option over the top but the hosts retain possession.
77' Benes again delivers a set-piece from deep on the left-hand side and Finnbogason nearly has the chance to make an instant impact. The substitute forward, however, can't quite bring the ball down and it races out for a goal-kick to the hosts.
A. Finnbogason
F. Niederlechner
Augsburg
76' After scoring the visitors' second goal, Niederlechner comes off and the Icelandic Finnbogason replaces him up top.
75' Augsburg have only won two of their 19 Bundesliga games against Bayern (D2, L15) – they only average fewer points per game in the top flight against Leverkusen (0.35) than against Bayern (0.42). Both wins, however, did come under Weinzierl when Bayern had already sealed the title.
C. Tolisso
D. Alaba
Bayern München
73' Much like with Boateng's removal, Alaba leaves the pitch greeted by both a standing ovation and all of his team-mates. The Swiss midfielder has played his final game for the Bavarians and Tolisso is the man who replaces him in the middle.
E. Choupo-Moting
T. Müller
Bayern München
72' Flick makes another double change, sending Choupo-Moting on for Muller in his first part of the double substitution.
A. Hahn
Assist
Augsburg
71' Hahn regains possession, courtesy of Davies' mistake on the left-hand side. The midfielder carries the ball through the middle before poking through for Niederlecher, who coolly slots past Neuer from inside the area to make it 4-2.
F. Niederlechner
Goal
Augsburg
71' GOOOOALLL! AUGSBURG SCORE AGAIN! Davies carelessly gives away possession on the left-hand side, allowing Hahn to drive through the middle and chip over the top for Niederlechner. The midfielder’s delicate throughball finds the forward, who calmly slots a low right-footed finish into the bottom right corner past Neuer to make it 4-2.
70' Lewandowski, with the 41-goal mark in sight, takes the central free-kick from the edge of the area. The Pole looks for the bottom left corner, however, Gikiewicz sees it all the way and saves with relative ease.
M. Suchý
Yellow Card
Augsburg
69' Suchy lunges into a sliding tackle on Lewandowski right on the edge of Augsburg's area. Not only does he give away a free-kick in a good central position, he also becomes the first yellow card of the game for his foul.
F. Jensen
M. Richter
Augsburg
67' Richter's final involvement was winning the free-kick for the goal. The midfielder comes off and Jensen replaces him.
L. Bénes
Assist
Augsburg
67' Richter wins a free-kick in the left-hand channel, courtesy of Sane's foul from behind. Benes whips in a left-footed cross from the free-kick and finds Hahn, who powers a header into the top left corner from near the penalty spot to pull a goal back for the visitors.
A. Hahn
Goal
Augsburg
67' GOOOALL! AUGSBURG GET ONE BACK! Sane’s needless foul on the left-hand side offers Benes the chance to cross from a set-piece. The midfielder’s left-footed delivery from out wide floats towards Hahn, who heads into the top left corner from near the penalty spot. VAR has a quick check for offside before confirming the goal is good to stand and the scoreline is now 4-1.
66' Framberger works some space down the right flank, making it to the byline on his own before playing back to Hahn. The German midfielder tries to unleash a right-footed strike towards Neuer's goal but Kimmich blocks before the goalkeeper is required to make a save.
65' Niederlechner gets a rare opportunity to attack, however, Hernandez uses his pace to recover and regain possession on the edge of his area. The forward has just had to chase loose balls about all game and cuts an incredibly frustrated figure up top.
64' Hernandez occupies an unusually high position as he ghosts in at the back post to volley Sane's cross with his left foot. Gikiewicz saves but that doesn't matter as the assistant indicates the ball had already gone out for a goal-kick.
63' Sane's first involvement sees him dance around Gumny before attempting a one-two with Muller. Gruezo does well to read Muller's intentions and intercepts on the edge of his own area before looking to launch a counter-attack.
Javi Martínez
J. Boateng
Bayern München
61' Boateng also leaves the pitch to a standing ovation from those in the Allianz Arena. Neuer races out of his goal to hug his centre-back, who has just played his last game for the Bavarians. Martinez, who is also departing in the summer, is the man to come on in defence.
J. Musiala
K. Coman
Bayern München
61' At the same time as Sane's introduction, Musiala replaces Coman on the left-hand side.
L. Sané
S. Gnabry
Bayern München
60' Flick makes a triple change, the first of which sees Gnabry come off for Sane.
59' WIDE! Davies evades two or three tackles inside the left flank, eventually finding Gnabry, who sprints towards the left of goal before floating a left-footed chip just wide of goal to the right. Gikiewicz just stands and watches as the German's effort floated over his head and towards the top right corner. Fortunately for the visitors, Gnabry's effort went wide and he may have been best off looking for a cross to Lewandowski at the back post instead.
57' OFF THE LINE! Davies occupies a position inside the left-hand channel and slips a left-footed throughball for Alaba into the area. The Swiss midfielder makes it to the byline, passing around Gikiewicz for Lewandowski at the near post. The Pole thinks he has a simple left-footed finish to extend Bayern's lead, however, Gouweleeuw excellently gets back to block with a sliding challenge in front of the empty net.
56' Flick's men employ such a high defensive line and Augsburg's final pass lacks the quality to unlock their opponent's defence. Hahn attempts to over the top for Niederlechner on this occasion and Neuer races out to collect with ease.
55' CLOSE! Kimmich takes the aerial route from his next corner and Lewandowski escapes Framberger to head downwards towards the bottom right corner. The Pole's headed effort goes just wide to the right of goal and his wait for his 41st goal of the season has to go on.
54' Gnabry lurks at the left of goal and Framberger is forced to turn behind a Coman cross from the right-hand side. Kimmich attempts a low corner towards the near post and Gumny gives away another set-piece.
53' Bayern have conceded 42 goals this season, which is their highest tally after 33 games since 1995/96 (44). In Bundesliga history, only three title winners have ever let in more than 42 goals during the campaign (most recently 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1990/91: 45).
51' Framberger breaks forward, exchanging a one-two with Niederlechner to race away down the right-hand channel. Davies, however, shows his excellent turn of pace to speed back and sweep up the opportunity as he plays back to Neuer.
50' A Kimmich corner from the right-hand side comes to nothing and Alaba's attempts to recycle the cross are collected by Weinzierl at the far post. Gnabry was trying to sneak in but the goalkeeper gets there first to claim with confidence.
49' Oxford makes a last-ditch intervention to avert the danger as Alaba tries to power through the middle. Good build-up play from Gnabry and the Swiss midfielder offered a lot of space but Oxford read the situation well to produce an important tackle.
48' Lewandowski shows his strength to bump Benes off the ball before softly going down and winning a free-kick. Alaba seems to want to shoot from 35 yards but Kimmich plays it quickly sidewards to Gnabry and the hosts opt to retain possession.
47' Framberger immediately gets involved, conceding a corner on the left-hand side. Gnabry swings a cross in towards the near post, however, the away side manage to head clear in front of Boateng and Hernandez.
46' Referee Schmidt gets the second half underway!
M. Suchý
D. Caligiuri
Augsburg
46' Caligiuri, who missed the first-half penalty, also makes way at half-time for Suchy.
R. Framberger
M. Pedersen
Augsburg
46' Weinzierl makes a double change at half-time, the first of which sees Framberger replace Pedersen.
With Weinzierl's men already safe in the Bundesliga, Augsburg have nothing to play for. They do, however, have the pride at stake and at the minute Bayern are running riot. The visitors may make changes at half-time, while Flick, in contrast, will be delighted with his team's first-half performance in his last game in charge of the Bavarians.
Augsburg started well at the Allianz Arena, however, they find themselves 4-0 down as they wander down the tunnel at half-time. Bayern had to wait just nine minutes before Gouweleeu's own goal gave them the lead. Gnabry's follow-up finish doubled their lead before Neuer saved Caligiuri's penalty. Kimmich then produced a remarkable right-footed effort into the top right corner and Coman extended the hosts' advantage to four with another great right-footed strike on the stroke of half-time.
45' HALF-TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 4-0 AUGSBURG
44' A late corner on the stroke of half-time comes for Bayern, courtesy of Gumny's tackle. Kimmich delivers an outswinging set-piece and Oxford manages to jump the highest to head away.
D. Alaba
Assist
Bayern München
43' The Bavarians remain patient in possession, moving the ball from side to side. Alaba eventually finds Coman, who powers a low, right-footed effort into the bottom right corner from 20 yards out. The Swiss midfielder takes the credit for the assist, however, the goal was all down to the Frenchman's quick feet and great finish from outside the area.
K. Coman
Goal
Bayern München
43' GOOOALL! 4-0 BAYERN! Coman receives possession from Alaba inside the left-hand channel, dropping his shoulder to remove the presence of Gumny. The Frenchman then drills a low right-footed shot which finds the bottom left corner from 20 yards out. Gikiewicz, perhaps unsighted by his defenders, can do nothing to stop the hosts’ lead from extending further.
41' Lewandowski equalled Gerd Muller’s record 40-goal season from 1971/72 with his goal against Freiburg last time out. The Pole has only needed 59 minutes per goal this term, which is the best rate of any player that has scored at least 10 goals in a Bundesliga campaign. As of yet, he hasn't got the better of Gikiewicz.
39' CHANCES! Alaba powers through the middle, sliding a pass to Muller, who tees up Lewandowski. From the left of goal, the Pole hits another low left-footed attempt which Gikiewicz again saves with his feet. The loose ball then breaks to Alaba, who forces an acrobatic save from Gikiewicz as the goalkeeper moves to his left to parry away another stop.
37' Augsburg started brightly, however, the game is now surely out of their reach. The hosts look like they could score on every opportunity they get to go forward and Weinzierl's men can't deal with the pace of Coman or Gnabry. Their only saving grace so far has been that Gikiewicz has pulled off a series of great saves to keep Bayern's advantage to just three.
35' Coman limps about after being caught late up top but the Frenchman quickly returns to his feet without requiring treatment. Flick seems to ask whether the Frenchman needs bringing off before Coman confirms he is fit to carry on.
K. Coman
Assist
Bayern München
33' Coman drifts inside from the right-hand channel, opting to offload to Kimmich as there aren't too many options inside the box. Kimmich takes it upon himself to smash a right-footed attempt, which swerves into the top right corner to leave Gikiewicz standing as the goalkeeper is powerless to stop the shot.
J. Kimmich
Goal
Bayern München
33' GOOOOOALLL! 3-0 BAYERN! Coman wanders inside from the right flank, teeing up Kimmich, who occupies a central position 25 yards from goal. The German midfielder hits a right-footed strike which dips and swerves to send Gikiewicz the wrong way and the ball ends up in the top right corner. What an effort from Kimmich to extend Bayern’s lead to three!
31' DOUBLE SAVE! Muller sells Pedersen with a drop of the shoulder to the right of goal before finding Lewandowski inside the area. The Pole gets crowded out by Augsburg defenders and offloads to Alaba, whose low left-footed effort towards the bottom left corner gets parried away by Gikiewicz. Lewandowski pounces on the follow-up from close range, however, his left-footed strike also gets expertly saved by Gikiewicz, who reacts quickly to deny the forward once more.
29' A chaotic last few minutes carries on as Neuer sprints into the right-hand channel to head away a clearance about 35 yards from his goal. The hosts' captain has had a great half so far, denying Caligiuri's headed effort and penalty attempt.
27' Bayern have won 13 of their last 14 Bundesliga games on the final matchday – the only defeat came in 2018 to VfB Stuttgart (4-1) the last time they played at home on the final day having already wrapped up the title.
M. Neuer
Penalty Save
Bayern München
26' GREAT SAVE! Neuer stands his ground from Caligiuri's penalty, opting to stay central and wait for the Augsburg player to pick a side. Caligiuri doesn't pick a side, however, and Neuer parries away from the centre of his goal to save the visitors' penalty.
D. Caligiuri
Penalty Miss
Augsburg
26' PENALTY SAVED! Caligiuri is the man to take the penalty, attempting to power down the middle with his right-footed strike. Neuer, however, reads the Augsburg man’s intentions and stands strong to parry away with his left hand and saves the penalty. The visitors chance to get back into this game goes amiss as the German goalkeeper keeps his side's two-goal advantage intact.
24' PENALTY TO AUGSBURG! Hernandez carelessly bundles over Niederlechner to the right of goal and referee Schmidt has no choice but to point towards the penalty spot! VAR goes back to have a check ot Caligiuri's initial pass through for the forward on the right flank before confirming the original decision can stand.
S. Gnabry
Goal
Bayern München
23' GOOOALLLL! 2-0 BAYERN! Coman plays to Muller to the right of goal and he finds Lewandowski, who spins and sees his left-footed strike saved by Gikiewicz’s feet. The rebound falls to Alaba, who crosses for Lewandowski and the Pole is again denied by Gikiewicz. Coman smashes the follow-up into the right-hand post from close range before Gnabry finally heads home into an empty net.
21' WIDE! Coman has Gumny turning both ways as he drives at him before slipping a delicate reverse pass into the area for the run of Alaba. The versatile Swiss midfielder races through on goal, taking a first-time left-footed effort which goes just wide of goal to the left. Gikiewicz once again comes rushing out and perhaps that did just enough to put off Alaba.
20' SAVE! The away side intricately play around Bayern's area, working it out to the right-hand channel, where Gumny crosses towards the penalty spot. Caligiuri comes inside to meet the cross, powering a header towards the top left corner. Neuer, however, rushes across to tip the effort around the post with his right hand as the German goalkeeper makes a great save.
19' Kimmich's corner hits Hernandez at the near post and the centre-back manages to get a low, left-footed effort away on the follow-up. The visitors block the attempt before doing the same for Alaba's left-footed strike as they defend with their bodies in front of Gikiewicz's goal.
17' CHANCE! Benes delivers the set-piece, curling a left-footed cross towards the near post, where Muller and Kimmich combine to clear. Bayern go long on the counter-attack, with Muller flicking a header on for Gnabry, who sees his right-footed shot from the left of goal saved by the incoming Gikiewicz with his feet.
16' Caligiuri and Pedersen attempt to link-up on the left but Kimmich races back to cover for Pavard. Augsburg then win possession back and Gumny wins their first corner of the game on the right-hand side, courtesy of a deflection off Davies.
15' Muller powers down the left flank, reaching the left of goal, where he looks to find Lewandowski at the back post. Gumny, however, intercepts in front of Gikiewicz and the away side regain possession. The hosts appeal for a penalty for handball against Gumny but referee Schmidt doesn't agree.
14' Pedersen can't deal with Coman's pace but the left-back escapes trouble as the Frenchman dribbles out of play. Despite Augsburg's good start, Flick's men are now dominating proceedings and showing their quality.
12' Coman muscles Gumny out of possession on the left-hand side before finding Muller, who arrows a low cross towards the near post. Lewandowski looks interested, however, Gikiewicz gets there first to intervene and clear up the chance.
11' Augsburg haven’t scored in the first half of any of their last six Bundesliga games, which last happened at the turn of the year (6 games back then too). They last endured a longer drought of this kind in the top flight back in 2014/15 (7 matches).
J. Gouweleeuw
Own Goal
Augsburg
9' GOOOOOALLLLL! 1-0 BAYERN! Kimmich intercepts inside the Augsburg area, exchanging a one-two with Coman before playing to Gnabry to the right of goal. Gnabry drills a cross across the six-yard box which misses Lewandowski but hits the leg of Gouweleeuw and the ball gets bundled over the line by the visitors' centre-back. Coman, however, was ready and waiting at the far post if the centre-back hadn't tapped into his own net.
8' SAVE! Hernandez clips towards the right flank for Gnabry, who takes one touch before swinging a looping left-footed cross towards the back post. Lewandowski manages to outjump Gumny, however, the Pole heads straight into the hands of Gikiewicz from close range.
6' Davies wanders out to the left-hand channel, looking to break forward past Gumny. The right-back has different ideas, however, as he pairs up with Benes to hassle the Canadian full-back to pass out of play. Weinzierl's men have started well and don't look intimidated by the Bundesliga champions.
5' Niederlechner and Richter are operating alongside each other up top as they lead the visitors' press. They're currently shielding the passing lines fairly well, with Boateng and Hernandez giving away possession a few times already in the opening five minutes.
3' CLOSE! The visitors intercept near the halfway line and Richter sees Neuer off his line as he attempts a right-footed chip from just inside the Bayern half. Despite the long-range effort seeming impossible, Richter's shot falls just wide of the left-hand post as Neuer scrambles back to fortunately see the chance go wide. What a start that could have been for Augsburg!
2' Kimmich switches out to Coman, who feeds to Muller before the German veteran plays back to his French team-mate on the edge of the area. Kimmich thinks he has a chance to shoot, however, Coman gets in the way and, due to a lack of communication, the opportunity fades away.
1' After presentations for the departing Boateng, Alaba and Martinez on the pitch, referee Markus Schmidt gets this game underway!
Bayern have won 79% of their Bundesliga games against Augsburg (same as versus Wolfsburg – 15 out of 19 versus the visitors) – among all sides the record champions have faced at least 10 times in the top flight, they only have a higher win percentage against Energie Cottbus (83%).
Weinzierl opts for four changes from the crucial win against Werder Bremen. Ruben Vargas misses out through suspension, so Caligiuri starts n the left flank. Gruezo and Benes pair up in midfield to replace Jan Moravek and Khedira, while Pedersen is preferred at left-back over Iago.
Flick makes three changes in his final game in charge of Bayern. Neuer returns in goal for Nubel, Pavard comes in at right-back for Sule and Coman gets the nod ahead of Sane on the right-hand side. Alaba and Boateng, who are both set to leave the Bavarians in the summer, also start for the hosts.
SUBS: Raphael Framberger, Lukas Petkov, Rani Khedira, Alfred Finnbogason, Michael Gregoritsch, Marek Suchy, Tomas Koubek, Fredrik Jensen, Tobias Strobl.
AUGSBURG (4-2-3-1): Rafal Gikiewicz; Robert Gumny, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Reece Oxford, Mads Pedersen; Laszlo Benes, Carlos Gruezo; Andre Hahn, Marco Richter, Daniel Caligiuri; Florian Niederlechner.
SUBS: Jamal Musiala, Javi Martinez, Eric Maxim-Choupo Moting, Bouna Sarr, Niklas Sule, Corentin Tolisso, Leroy Sane, Alexander Nubel, Marc Roca.
BAYERN MUNICH (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies; David Alaba, Joshua Kimmich; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Robert Lewandowski.
Augsburg confirmed their Bundesliga safety with a 2-0 win against relegation rivals Werder Bremen last weekend. Markus Weinzierl, who guided the visitors to the Europa League knockout stage in 2016, may use this fixture as an opportunity to evaluate and prepare for the upcoming 2021/22 campaign.
This will be Hans-Dieter Flick’s last match in charge of Bayern. The Bavarians are already Bundesliga champions, having collected their ninth successive German top-flight success earlier this month. Last time out, however, Freiburg held the hosts to a 2-2 draw, courtesy of Christian Gunter’s late equaliser.
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