Harry Kane scores goal number 36 but Bayern Munich well beaten by VfB Stuttgart


Harry Kane moved to within five goals of Robert Lewandowski's single-season scoring record but Bayern Munich fell to a 3-1 defeat to VfB Stuttgart, who now move within two points of second.

Stuttgart 3-1 Bayern Munich
Goals: 1-0 
Stergiou 30' (assist: Undav), 1-1 Kane (pen. 37'), 2-1 Jeong 83' (assist: Guirassy)', 3-1 Silas (90'+4)

Stuttgart were at it from the off at the MHP Arena, dominating possession and hassling Bayern at every opportunity in an excellent first-half performance. Thomas Tuchel had to cope with an early injury to Raphaël Guerreiro, which will worry both coach and player ahead of Bayern's UEFA Champions League second-leg with Real Madrid next week. The Bayern boss then saw his side deservedly go behind as Leonidas Stergiou exchanged a one-two with Deniz Undav on the edge of the visitors' box before clipping beyond the advancing Manuel Neuer. Bayern managed to level against the run of play seven minutes later, Kane converting from 12-yards after Serge Gnabry was fouled in the box. Sebastian Hoeneß's side immediately went back on the attack but were unable to regain the lead before the break.

After the turnaround, Bayern should have found themselves almost immediately in front. A defence-splitting through ball from Kane released Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on goal but the Cameroonian could only fire wide when one-on-one with Alexander Nübel. Die Schwaben kept pressing at the other end and Undav perhaps should have provided a better finish following some excellent footwork from the Germany international, who breezed beyond his marker but could only toe-poke straight at Neuer. Kane had another sight of goal from Mathys Tel's clipped cross from the left but the 30-year-old's header drifted harmlessly wide of the far post. It appeared both sides would have to settle for a draw until Jeong popped up with a second and Silas added a late third, moving Stuttgart within two points of second-place Bayern in the process.

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  • Jeong made one Bundesliga appearance for Bayern during an 18-month spell at the club.
  • Undav, meanwhile, has now been involved in 27 goals in the Bundesliga this season. His assist for Stergiou was Undav's ninth of the campaign to go with the 27-year-old's 18 goals of his own.
  • Kane needs another five goals to equal Lewandowski's single-season record (41 goals in 2020/21).
  • The England captain has a perfect record from the penalty spot having successfully converted all eight of his spot-kicks in all competitions since arriving at the club.
  • Stuttgart had 12 efforts on goal in the first-half, more than any side has managed against Bayern in the opening 45 minutes of any top-flight match this season.
  • Defeat ends Bayern's 11-game winning streak in Stuttgart.

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Stuttgart: Nübel - Stergiou, Rouault (Dahoud 72'), Anton, (c), Ito - Leweling (Silas 79'), Karazor, Stiller, Führich (Jeong 72') - Undav (Raimund 90'+1), Guirassy
Unused subs: Bredlow, Stenzel, Chase, Haraguchi, Paula
Out: Millot (suspended), Massimo (muscular), Mittelstädt (suspended), Nartey (knee), Vagnoman (metatarsal), Zagadou (knee)
Coach: Sebastian Hoeneß

Bayern: Neuer (c) - Kimmich (Mazraoui 64'), Kim, Dier (Upamecano 46'), Davies - Pavlović, Guerreiro (Goretzka 17') - Gnabry (Zaragoza 64'), Choupo-Moting, Tel (Sané 72') - Kane 
Unused subs: Ulreich, Laimer, Zvonarek, Müller
Out: Boey (muscular), Buchmann (thigh), Coman (adductor), De Ligt (knee), Musiala (rested), Sarr (knee)
Coach: Thomas Tuchel