Goals: Bayern Munich – Union Berlin – Played on 02/26/2023
Bayern Munich regained its prestige against Union Berlin and defeated it (3-0) at the Allianz Arena, today, Sunday, in the 22nd round of the German League, after they tied in the first round (1-1).
Bayern’s goals came through Choupo Moting, Kingsley Coman, and Jamal Musiala (31, 40, and 45 + 1).
The victory brought Bayern Munich back to the top of the Bundesliga with 46 points, ahead of rivals Borussia Dortmund on goal difference, while Union Berlin trailed them by 3 points in third place.
The deciding half
The Bavarian team almost surprised its guest with an early goal after Chubu Moting received a perfect through-pass from Davies inside the penalty area, to dribble goalkeeper Ronov before passing to Mueller, who surprisingly failed to put it into the net.
Union’s danger appeared for the first time after 14 minutes after Issa Al-Aidouni kicked the ball into the Bayern penalty area before passing to Rossellon, who met it with a weak shot into the arms of Jan Sumer.
Mueller received a longitudinal through-pass inside the visitors’ penalty area, to try to meet it with a shot on the bird, but it touched his foot before Ronov tackled it.
After many attempts, Bayern realized what it wanted with a first goal after a cross from Koeman towards Chubu Moting, the latter met with a header in the far right corner.
Al-Eidouni was close to equalizing the score for the guest team after a cross and his link inside the penalty area, he met it with a missile shot at the bird, over the crossbar.
5 minutes before the end of the first half, Koeman received a pass that put him face to face with the Union goalkeeper, to dodge him before putting the ball into the empty goal, reinforcing the homeowners’ lead with a second goal.
Bayern refused to go for a break, contenting themselves with two goals, to add Musiala III, after he met a cross from Mueller, with a touch into the net before the referee blew the final whistle.
The return of Sadio Mane
The first minutes of the second half almost resulted in the goal of reducing the score for the guests from a missile shot by Becker near the goal, but De Ligt’s body prevented it from reaching the net, and it turned into a corner.
Union goalkeeper stood in the way of Mueller scoring a wonderful goal for Bayern after he blocked the German striker’s shot near his own goal.
The 65th minute witnessed the descent of Senegalese Sadio Mane, to appear for the first time with Bayern since his injury last November against Werder Bremen.
Mane almost scored a goal a few minutes after his arrival, after he passed the ball to Mueller inside the penalty area, to be met by the latter with a direct shot, which was blocked by the guest goalkeeper.
Substitute Gnabry tried his luck with a creeping shot, which passed near the post.
Sani almost implicated Bayern with a goal after a wrong back pass, but De Ligt’s intervention prevented the ball from reaching the net through the Union striker, so the next minutes passed without anything new until the final whistle.