Harry Kane back on the scoresheet as Bayern Munich edge Augsburg


Harry Kane ended a two-game scoring drought to net his 23rd Bundesliga goal of the season as Bayern Munich beat a resilient Augsburg side 3-2.

Augsburg 2-3 Bayern Munich
Goals: 0-1 Pavlovic (23'), 0-2 Davies 45'+5 (assist: Goretzka), 1-2 Demirović 52' (assist: Mbabu), 1-3 Kane (61'), 2-3 Demirović (pen. 90'+4)

Augsburg went into this game having won their previous two home fixtures against Bayern, and they duly began confidently in a bid to make it a hat-trick. Ermedin Demirović sent out an early statement of their intent with a fine shot on the turn in the third minute, and they had had four attempts on goal inside the first 10. Elvis Rexhbeçaj thought he had given the hosts the lead with a rasping angled drive, but it was ruled out for offside following a VAR review. That let-off appeared to rouse Bayern, who replied with a Leon Goretzka shot into the side-netting before Aleksandar Pavlovic opened the scoring from close range after Augsburg failed to clear a corner. Thomas Tuchel’s men were the better side from then on, with Alphonso Davies drilling in from the edge of the box on the stroke of half-time to give Bayern a comfortable lead at the break.

Any thoughts that the game might be over as a contest were soon dispelled in the second half when Augsburg began boldly once again. They quickly pulled a goal back through Demirović, who guided a brilliant header past Manuel Neuer and into the bottom corner from Kevin Mbabu’s floated cross. Bayern again responded well and restored their two-goal advantage when Kane was left with a simple tap-in after Augsburg struggled to clear their lines following another attack. The hosts continued to go on the front foot though and had Bayern scrambling at the back, with a Dion Beljo header forcing Neuer into a reflex save from close range. It remained tense until the end, however, as Augsburg refused to accept defeat. Mathys Tel could have put the seal on the points in the closing stages when he was sent clean through by Leroy Sané, but his shot struck the post and bounced clear. Neuer saved an 88th-minute penalty from Sven Michel but was powerless to keep out a stoppage-time spot-kick from Demirović, setting up a nervy finale, but Bayern ultimately saw out the rest of the game to earn a hard-fought victory.

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  • Raphael Guerreiro played at right-back for the first time ever in his Bundesliga career.
  • Bayern started with two English players - Kane and Eric Dier - for the first time in club history.
  • Pavlovic scored his first Bundesliga goal on his eighth league appearance.
  • Bayern have scoreda league-high 12 goals from set pieces this season, seven of which have been corners.
  • Davies' goal was his seventh in the Bundesliga overall. His last one was also against Ausgburg, back in March 2023.
  • Kane ended a run of 240 minutes without scoring to net his 23rd Bundesliga goal in just his 19th game. In doing so, he smashed Erling Haaland's record; the Norwegian reached the same tally after his first 22 matches.

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Augsburg: Dahmen - Mbabu, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Iago (Maier 75') - Rexhbeçaj (Pedersen 62'), Jakić - Jensen (Engels 62'), Vargas (Michel 80') – Tietz (Beljo 62'), Demirović (c)
Unused subs: Koubek, Gumny, Pfeiffer, Breithaupt
Out: Dorsch (adductors), Framberger (knee), Oxford (illness)
Coach: Jess Thorup

Bayern: Neuer (c) - Guerreiro, Dier, De Ligt, Davies - Pavlovic (Zvonarek 90'+7), Goretzka - Coman (Tel 26'), Musiala (Müller 89'), Sané (Choupo-Moting 89') – Kane
Unused subs: Ulreich, Aznou, Krätzig
Out: Buchmann (thigh), Gnabry (thigh), Kim (international duty), Kimmich (shoulder), Laimer (calf), Mazraoui (international duty), Peretz (knee), Sarr (knee), Upamecano (hamstring)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel