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BAYERN DROP POINTS AGAIN!
Dramatic scenes in Augsburg. Bayern could have had a hatful, but profligacy cost them dearly. Sergio Cordova deserves a mention for his role in the equaliser, though it's Finnbogason who will inevitably take the headlines. Huge point for Augsburg - another missed opportunity for Bayern following their Matchday 7 loss to Hoffenheim.
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90' + 1'
GOAL!2 : 2
Manuel Neuer has hardly had a save to make, but the Bayern skipper is called into action late on. Philipp Max winds up from range - it's going in, until Manu gets down to deny Augsburg the equaliser.
AUGSBURG STILL IN IT
As long as it stays 2-1, Augsburg will feel they can get something from the game. How bold will they be in the final stages?
That is superb from Tomas Koubek. Lewandowski does really well to keep the ball alive and find Kingsley Coman in the six-yard box. He's at full-stretch but toes it goalwards, only for Koubek to intervene. Heroic!
Augsburg sub Alfred Finnbogason has not found the net since scoring a hat-trick against Mainz last March. He's hit double figures in his last two campaigns, though, despite being ravaged by injury. Can he break the cycle?
ALMOST A THIRD!
Coutinho does really well to spot the run of Coman, but the ball just gets away from the Frenchman. He was in there, too, and Koubek knows it.
Slick stuff from Bayern. Coutinho has to score, but Koubek somehow makes the save from point-blank range. He's not had it easy since leaving Rennes in the summer - that'll do the Augsburg stopper's confidence the world of good.
A brilliant way for Bayern to take the lead. Serge Gnabry cuts inside of Philipp Max, runs across the box and arrows a fierce effort into the far corner on his 'weaker' left foot. Arjen Robben, eat your heart out!
GOAL!1 : 2
45' + 3'
BAYERN DOMINANT, BUT LEVEL AT THE BREAK
Bayern fell behind inside 30 seconds, but they've otherwise bossed proceedings at the WWK Arena. Lewandowski got the equaliser and has been a constant threat - Augsburg have a job on to stop him from adding to his 12 Bundesliga goals for the season after the break...
RICHTER VS. BAYERN
Bayern lose possession in the Augsburg half, and suddenly it's Augsburg's - or rather Richter's - turn to attack. The Augsburg goalscorer drives into the Bayern box, holding off the red shirts before forcing a routine save from Manuel Neuer at his near post. He did so well to fashion a shooting chance, let alone get a shot off.
OFF THE LINE!
Gnabry's low cross forces Koubek to come off his line and make a save. The Augsburg keeper can't keep hold of it, though, and the ball squirms free. Thiago hits it first time, but Augsburg have a man on the line to make the clearance.
GNABRY HITS THE WOODWORK!
So close to a glorious goal. Alaba goes on the overlap and crosses for Gnabry. He takes a measured swing with his left foot, but his exquisite volley comes back off the far post. Zidane-esque - so unlucky!
BAYERN ON TOP
It's been all Bayern since Lewandowski's equaliser. They're getting plenty of balls and men into the box, but Augsburg are holding firm.
Another good passage of play for Bayern, before David Alaba goes for the spectacular and drags his effort wide. Niko Kovac's reaction suggests he'd have preferred to see his left-back make a pass.
Lewandowski is running the Augsburg defence ragged. He drops deep to bring Gnabry into the play - the ball is worked to Thiago on the overlap, but the Spain international's probing cross is punched clear by Koubek. Crucial spell for Augsburg, you feel...
Gnabry drives forward, feinting to shoot before slipping in Lewandowski. He takes a touch, but the ball wriggles clear and Koubek is able to smother the threat.
Kingsley Coman puts Lichtsteiner on his back, but his pull-back towards the penalty spot is cut out by Rani Khedira. Crucial intervention - Bayern have their tails up.
WHO ELSE BUT LEWANDOWSKI?!
Bayern are level, and it's Robert Lewandowski with the ball. Serge Gnabry has time to shift the ball onto his left foot and whip in a cross. Lewandowski tracks the flight of the ball, before rising tall to glance in a deft header. That's 12 for the season and at least one in all eight matches, equalling the Bundesliga record set by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (first eight matchdays in 2015/16).
GOAL!1 : 1
END OF THE ROAD FOR SÜLE
Süle's on his feet, albeit in visible distress. David Alaba is his replacement, with Lucas Hernandez moving inside to partner countryman Benjamin Pavard.
Niklas Süle's ankle gives way as he contests a bouncing all with Florian Niederlechner. Marco Richter swipes the loose ball wide, before the Bayern shirts call for the medical team. It looks serious...
THE RICHTER SCALE
Richter's effort sent shockwaves around the WWK Arena. It's also the fastest goal of the season so far. Augsburg, however, will remember they took a 13th-second lead in last term's corresponding fixture, only to lose the game 3-2.
Holy smoke! Augsburg lead inside the opening minute through Marco Richter. Bayern don't deal with a ball into the box, as Rani Khedira rises above his marker to head into the path of Richter. He has work to do on the stretch, but shows great athleticism to get his toe to the ball and direct it past Neuer.
GOAL!1 : 0
THE TEAMS ARE OUT
The home fans are really making themselves heard at the WWK Arena as the teams emerge from the tunnel. Augsburg are in their white home kit with green trim; Bayern are resplendent in red.
LEAKY DEFENCE, BLUNT ATTACK
Aside from winning only one of their seven league assignments so far this season, Augsburg have also shipped the joint-highest number of goals (19). It's an unwanted league high they share with promoted Paderborn, while at the other end Schmidt's men have scored just eight times. Only four teams have netted fewer goals.
THE BAYERN BENCH
There's so much quality for Kovac to call on, should Augsburg threaten to do a Hoffenheim. Thomas Müller is in the unfamiliar position of warming the bench for a sixth time in a row - a first in his decorated career - but he did chip in with an assist after entering the fray in the second half last time out. Alphonso Davies, Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso are among the wealth of alternatives at the Bayern boss's disposal.
BAYERN AS HUNGRY AS EVER
Bayern's trip to Augsburg marks the start of a jam-packed schedule of seven matches in the space of 22 days for the record champions. The Munich giants lost for the first time this season a fornight ago, falling to a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Hoffenheim, and head coach Niko Kovac wants to see an immediate reaction. "It'll be tough, but we might be able to go top with a win - that has to be the goal," he said. "Ideally we want to win all our next seven matches. Then we'll surely be top in the Champions League, through to the next round of the cup and top in the Bundesliga."
SCHMIDT SEEKS IMPROVEMENT AFTER GLADBACH DRUBBING
Augsburg are winless in three, and were thrashed 5-1 by Borussia Mönchengladbach prior to the international break. The Bavarians conceded four first-half goals at Borussia-Park, and head coach Martin Schmidt is acutely aware a repeat showing against Bayern would be catastrophic. "We mustn't turn in another performance like the one against Gladbach," he warned. "We mustn't underestimate ourselves or have too much respect. We must go for the one-on-ones and turn in a very passionate display. Teams aiming to take something against Bayern must run five to six kilometres more than they do."
Lewandowski has scored 15 competitive club goals this season – the most of any player in Europe’s top five leagues. His total of 11 from seven Bundesliga matchdays is a new league record. The Bayern striker has scored at least once on each matchday so far this season and will equal the Bundesliga record set by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (first eight matchdays in 2015/16) if he strikes at Augsburg. Ominously, he's hit some 18 goals in 14 Bundesliga meetings with Die Fuggerstädter ...
Koubek – Lichtsteiner, Jedvaj, Oxford, Uduokhai, Max – Richter, Moravek, Khedira (c), Vargas – Niederlechner
Luthe, Gouweleeuw, Cordova, Schieber, Amaral, Jensen, Finnbogason, Hahn, Framberger
Neuer (c) – Kimmich, Süle, Pavard, Hernandez – Martinez, Thiago – Gnabry, Coutinho, Coman – Lewandowski
Ulreich, Perisic, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Tolisso, Müller, Alaba
Welcome along to the match centre for the game Augsburg vs. FC Bayern from matchday 8 of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season at the WWK ARENA. Check back here for full information on the match.