Mads Pedersen and Andre Hahn earn Augsburg historic win over Bayern Munich
Mads Pedersen and Andre Hahn earned Augsburg an historic win over Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, whose reply through Robert Lewandowski was not enough to prevent their second league defeat of the season.
Augsburg 2-1 Bayern
Goals: 1-0 Pedersen (23'), 2-0 Hahn 35' (assist: Iago), 2-1 Lewandowski 38' (assist: Müller)
With an opportunity to open up a seven-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga, Bayern launched wave after wave of attack towards the Augsburg goal. Omar Richards sent in the first shot, sending the ball over, but the game was only going in one direction, until Augsburg took the lead against the run of play. Lucas Hernandez did well to beat Andi Zeqiri to Iago's cross from the left, but the French defender was unfortunate that the ball fell for Pedersen, who struck it on the volley past Manuel Neuer. Bayern were straight back onto the front foot, with Leroy Sane wasting a chance to break before Augsburg struck again. Iago was the provider with another of his wicked crosses from the left, and it was met by Hahn's header back beyond Neuer's reach onto the left-hand side of his goal. Bayern's reply was immediate with Thomas Müller flicking Benjamin Pavard's cross on with a backheeled assist for Lewandowski to sweep the ball past Rafal Gikiewicz on the volley.
Robert Gumny gifted Lewandowski with a glorious chance to bring Bayern level early in the second half, but the prolific Pole seemed as surprised as anybody and volleyed the ball over with the goal at his mercy. Alphonso Davies was sent on for Richards and he went close to levelling, missing the far post by a matter of inches with a low drive. Gikiewicz made an excellent reaction save to deny Lewandowski, with Davies hitting the rebound over, as Augsburg dug in deep to defend their advantage. Despite having their backs to the wall for the final ten minutes, Augsburg held firm to take three crucial points, which move them out of the relegation zone - at least for a night - and dent their Bavarian rivals' title push.
- Augsburg have now beaten Bayern three times in the Bundesliga; Markus Weinzierl was their coach on each occasion, though this was the first time they won when Bayern had not already wrapped up the league title.
- Pedersen scored his first Bundesliga goal with what was only his seventh ever shot.
- Hahn's first goal of the season was his third career goal against Bayern.
- Bayern have not managed to keep a clean sheet in their past nine away games.
- Müller made his 600th competitive appearance for Bayern. Only goalkeepers Sepp Maier and Oliver Kahn have made more for the club.
- Lewandowski has scored more goals this Bundesliga season (14) than the entire Augsburg team combined (11). He's hit 18 in 22 appearances against Die Fuggerstädter.
- His goal saw Bayern equal Cologne's 101-goal record for most Bundesliga strikes in a calendar year from 1977.
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Augsburg: Gikiewicz - Gumny, Gouweleeuw (c), Oxford, Pedersen (Gruezo 74') - Caligiuri (Framberger 58'), Maier, Dorsch (Moravek 74'), Iago - Hahn (Jensen 82'), Zeqiri (Cordova 82')
Unused subs: Koubek, Gregoritsch, Winther, Günther
Out: Civeja (pelvis), Finnbogason (thigh), Niederlechner (foot), Sarenren Bazee (knee), Strobl (knee), Uduokhai (hamstring), Vargas (not included)
Coach: Markus Weinzierl
Bayern: Neuer (c) - Pavard (Nianzou 87'), Upamecano, Hernandez, Richards (Davies 52') - Sabitzer (Musiala 52'), Goretzka - Gnabry, Müller, Sane (Choupo-Moting 69') – Lewandowski
Unused subs: Früchtl, Cuisance, Sarr, Roca, Tolisso
Out: Coman (muscular), Kimmich (not included), Stanisic (not included), Süle (not included), Tillman (knee), Ulreich (knee)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Watch: Mads Pedersen on "amazing" Augsburg win
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