Sargis Adamyan scored a brace on his full Bundesliga debut as Hoffenheim beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena for the first time in their history.
Goals: 0-1 Adamyan (54'), 1-1 Lewandowski (73'), 1-2 Adamyan (79')
Bayern would have been forgiven for feeling something of a UEFA Champions League hangover after their inspired 7-2 win at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek. The Bundesliga leaders still enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in a keenly contested first half, but it was Hoffenheim who created the clearer-cut chances. Only Jerome Boateng’s superb last-ditch challenge prevented Adamyan from pulling the trigger when through on goal inside four minutes, while Stefan Posch could only fire tamely at Manuel Neuer following a lapse in concentration in the Bayern midfield. Bayern’s best spell fell around the 25-minute mark when Serge Gnabry had a goal ruled out for an offside decision against Robert Lewandowski, and Corentin Tolisso blazed over on the turn.
There were signs towards the end of the first half that Bayern were beginning to take control, but Hoffenheim refused to back down. Robert Skov fired an early warning short down the throat of Neuer, before the visitors made it a case of third time lucky with the opening goal. Dennis Geiger picked the pockets of Tolisso and fed Adamyan, who squeezed an exquisite finish past Neuer at his near post. Thomas Müller and Ivan Perisic entered the fray for Bayern, but Hoffenheim stuck to their guns as Posch drove narrowly wide. Gnabry and Lewandowski failed to find the target from promising positions, before Lewandowski made amends with a well-taken header from Müller’s fine ball to level. Bayern appeared to have their tails up, but Adamyan supplied the sting with a sensational match-winning finish 11 minutes from time.
Watch: Adamyan: "I can't quite believe it!"
- Adamyan made his full Bundesliga debut, following a couple of substitute appearances. The Armenian registered 15 goals and 11 assists in 33 Bundesliga 2 outings for Regensburg last season. He is the second Armenian goalscorer in Bundesliga history, after former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
- Hoffenheim ended a run of 15 away Bundesliga matches without a win.
- Lewandowski is the only player in Bundesliga history to score 11 goals after seven match days, finding the back of the net in every game. Only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has enjoyed a longer scoring run to open a top-flight campaign (eight games).
- Lewandowski is now fourth in the all-time scoring charts, level with Manfred Burgsmüller on 213 Bundesliga goals.
- Bayern had never lost a home game against Hoffenheim, winning nine of the 11 previous matches at the Allianz Arena.
Watch: Lewandowski: "I can't be happy about scoring if we don't win"
Bayern: Neuer (c) – Kimmich, Süle, Boateng, Pavard – Tolisso (Perisic 61'), Thiago – Gnabry, Coutinho, Coman (Müller 61') – Lewandowski
Unused subs: Ulreich, Martinez, Cuisance, Davies, Mai
Out: Alaba (ribs), Arp (wrist), Goretzka (thigh), Hernandez (knee)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Posch, Akpoguma, Hübner (c) – Kaderabek (Stafylidis 62'), Rudy, Grillitsch (Nordtveit 68'), Geiger, Adamyan (Bicakcic 82') – Skov, Bebou
Unused subs: Pentke, Brenet, Rupp, Baumgartner, Lucas Ribeiro, Locadia
Out: Belfodil (illness), Kramaric (knee), Ochs (ankle), Samassekou (hamstring), Vogt (illness), Zuber (foot)
Coach: Alfred Schreuder
Watch: Kimmich: "We didn't deserve it today"
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